Community College students ask Montgomery County not to cut school’s budget

    Facing a $44.1 million shortfall, Montgomery County has to make some cuts, and it’s looking to slice $2.5 million from the Montgomery County Community College budget.

    Ahead of county budget meetings Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, students sounded off to the Lansdale Reporter about the need to maintain the school’s funding.
    For some, it’s a matter of squeezing in some college credits before leaving high school. Others are looking for better ways to support their families or a new skills set to make a fresh start in a tough economy. The proposed cuts would raise tuition by $11 per credit and jeopardize programs.

    Commissioners are also considering cuts to county departments and programs, parks, and libraries.

    Feed the Feed: When cuts have to be made, what do you think is the first (or last) area that should see reductions?

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