KC budget sparks dispute over Longview expansion

KC budget sparks dispute over Longview expansion
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 7:36am

A $55.5 million Kilgore College spending plan has revealed a philosophical dispute between a trustee and the college president over a potential expansion into Longview.

“If we don’t increase student population and contact hours, we’re really going to be in a bind,” Trustee C.B. “Scooter” Griffin told President Bill Holda and his staff during board discussion Monday of a 2013-14 budget that’s on schedule for approval next week.

“We need students, Bill, we need students. We don’t need to increase the burden on students and then fatten administration.”

Griffin was commenting on a proposed budget that maintains current tuition and fees while boosting pay across the board. Nothing was resolved and no votes were taken during Monday’s budget workshop. 

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