The idea of summer school returning to COS is still gloomy.
“We can always hope [for summer school],” said Duncan Graham, vice president of student services.
Graham stated that as of right now for the 2012 and 2013 year there is still no room to bring back summer school. With summer school out of the budget and classes being cut, COS is also looking at another budget cut this year which is a projection factor from the state to the schools, also known as the deficit factor, of a rough 15-20% cut. It is expected to be around $500,000 to $800,000. Graham stated that they are still unsure of the exact amount but hope for the best.
Of course with budget cuts there also comes anger from students and questions as to why are we renovating and creating new buildings and the new track.
Graham tried to clear the air of these misconceptions.
“It looks as though we’re shouting that we have no money and here we are renovating the school, but the money received by the school from the state for those projects can only be specifically used for those projects and nothing else.”
The money received for the renovating was granted in 2006 under measure I, along with measure C and J. For more information on measures C, I and J visit the College of Sequoias website at cos.edu