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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — The City College of San Francisco will soon get a special trustee to oversee the troubled school’s finances as it seeks to keep its accreditation.

The college’s request for a trustee was approved Thursday by California Community Colleges’ Board of Governors, which oversees the 112-campus system. The job is expected to be filled in the next few weeks.

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges has given City College until Oct. 15 to produce a final action plan to address a list of financial and managerial problems.

The 86,000-student community college has until March 15 to turn itself around and prevent closure in June.

College officials recently released a turnaround plan that calls for laying off staff, cutting salaries, increasing employee work hours and offering fewer enrichment classes.

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