Upcoming NWCCD Budget Balanced, Conservative

Cheryl Heath and Dr. Paul Young present draft budget for the coming year to Northern Wyoming Community College trustees. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Cheryl Heath and Dr. Paul Young present draft budget for the coming year to Northern Wyoming Community College trustees. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Trustees of the Northern Wyoming Community College District were presented with a draft budget that's balanced and conservative in a work session Wednesday night.

Cheryl Heath, who's a district vice president and chief financial officer, presented the $30.9 million operating budget for information only. No action was taken by the board.

Dr. Paul Young, who's president of the college district, said for the second year in a row, the budget includes a 2 percent raise for staff and a step on the salary schedule for faculty.

Young said the budget also anticipates several capital construction projects.

Heath said almost 72 percent of the operating budget is dedicated to salaries and benefits, and said the budget conservatively projects a flat enrollment.

The budget reflects a 5 percent increase in tuition per credit hour – from $94 to $99 – and a $700,000 increase in state funding.

he new fiscal year starts on July 1, but college trustees won't adopt the new budget until their meeting on July 17.

College trusgees listen to budget presentation Wednesday night. (Photo by Pat Blair)
College trusgees listen to budget presentation Wednesday night. (Photo by Pat Blair)
SheridanWyoming.com

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