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* Shoreline submits budget survey to state board

Shoreline Community College met the deadline for submitting a budget-reduction impact survey to the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges with time to spare.


“We sent in our answers to the survey on Friday,” said Daryl Campbell, Vice President for administrative Services, adding that the deadline was Sunday, Sept. 26. “Our Senior Executive Team worked together to get this work done on a very short timeline.”


The survey is part of the work set in motion by Gov. Chris Gregoire’s call for across-the-board budget cuts for all state agencies of 6.3 percent. Those cuts are to take effect starting Friday Oct. 1. In addition plans for immediate reductions, Gregoire also asked agencies to plan for 10 percent cuts starting July 1, 2011.


The survey, however, is a request by state board staff to better understand what the various cut levels could mean to the overall system.


“The survey is not our budget plan,” Campbell said. “It is a narrative to outline what the potential impacts could be to college.”


Campbell said the Senior Executive Team will complete work budget-reduction recommendations early this week for review and an ultimate decision by President Lee Lambert before the Oct. 1 deadline. Although Lambert has been with Gov. Gregoire on a trade mission in China and Vietnam, he has had regular communication with Campbell and others on campus. Lambert will be on campus to meet with the Senior Executive Team before making a budget decision.


The 6.3 percent reduction target translates to $1.363 million for Shoreline. The 10 percent target equals a $2.249 million reduction.


Campbell said the survey was put together by business officers from across the system as well as state board staff. The document and possible responses were reviewed by the Senior Executive Team on Sept. 13, 16, 20 and 23, before being finalized and transmitted on Sept. 24.

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