City College Of San Francisco May Close Campuses Over Budget

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – As tough financial times continue for the City College of San Francisco, another round of cuts could be ahead for the school.

One of the nation’s largest community colleges, CCSF could soon be forced to shrink according to John Rizzo, who sits on the City College Board of Trustees.

“The state cut our budget by $17 million last year and we’re in a $14 million hole right now for next year,” said Rizzo. “If the governor’s tax measure fails, the state will take away another $10 million.”

KCBS’ Mark Seelig Reports:

Rizzo said the board is looking at all of its options, including the possibility of closing some of its 12 campuses, cutting back on classes and staff layoffs.

Many City College of San Francisco students expressed frustration over the possibility of more cuts to classes that are a vital part of their education, as they said they are falling further and further behind because the supply is not meeting the added demand.

An accreditation report for the City College of San Francisco is due out later this month.

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