State Board set to approve operating budget request to governor, Legislature
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges will hold a special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. The board is expected to take action on the college system's 2023-25 operating budget request to the Washington state governor and Legislature. The request asks the Legislature to support:
- Compensation increases
- Sustainable funding for high-demand workforce programs
- Expand equity, diversity and inclusion efforts focused on faculty, staff and students
- Ensure access and learning in a high-flex environment
Board members will also consider a North Seattle College proposal to work with a developer and property manager to build and manage an affordable housing development on its campus. Open to anyone with qualifying income, including North Seattle students and employees, housing and on-site services will be designed and operated with a focus on Native American families.