Board to discuss college funding model
At a study session on Monday, the board will hear about a proposed new model for allocating state funds to community and technical colleges and discuss budget-timing impacts as budget negotiations continue in Olympia.
At its regular business meeting on Tuesday, the board will act on resolutions authorizing the executive director to allocate state funds and set tuition immediately after the state operating and capital budgets are signed into law.
The board will also act on resolutions to distribute funds for Basic Education for Adults programs and federally-funded workforce programs.
In addition, a WSU Tri-Cities student now studying for a bachelor’s degree in digital technology will discuss the importance of earning his associate degree from Walla Walla Community College while he was incarcerated at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center. Other students at prisons throughout the state will share their stories in prerecorded presentations.
Monday’s study session will begin at noon with a closed performance review of the executive director, and then open to the public from 2:40-6 p.m. Tuesday’s business meeting will take place from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and is also open to the public.
Both meetings will be held in the Walla Walla Community College Conference Center at 500 Tausick Way.
Meeting agenda and background materials are posted at the State Board website.