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State Board members set to debrief 2024 legislative session

March 26, 2024 by SBCTC Communications

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges will hold its regular business meeting Thursday, March 28 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., during which members are scheduled to hear a debrief of the 2024 legislative session. The college system received in the supplemental operating budget: 

  • $1.14 million to support college Bachelor of Science in Computer Science programs.
  • $475,000 to support continuing Integrated Climate Solutions curriculum development.
  • $1.05 million in 2024 to support expanding College in the High School.
  • $1 million for refugee education.

The 2024 supplemental capital budget included over $30 million for community and technical college system projects. The budget fully funds repairs to the Bellingham Technical College Campus Center building and funding to help college buildings in complying with the State Energy Performance Standard — including utility submeters, decarbonization planning and energy efficiency program. It also gives Renton Technical College local financing authorization for its Building J Renovation.

The board will hold a study session Wednesday, March 27. Members are slated to hold a roundtable discussion on student financial aid and hear an update on the system's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

The business meeting and study session will be held at Skagit Valley College, 2501 E College Way in Mount Vernon and will be streamed live on TVW. The agenda and background materials are posted on the State Board website. Both meetings are open to the public.

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