NCMC To Prepare For Tight Budget

Date 2014/4/23 4:45:03 | Topic: News

With the next fiscal year still ten weeks away, Trustees of North Central Missouri College were advised to prepare for a very tight budget.
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That was the word from NCMC President Neil Nuttall in discussing higher expenditures while noting enrollment is remaining steady.

Doctor Nuttall said expect higher insurance premiums due to health issues causing more usage of the policies plus fees related to the federal health care act. Rate increases from Trenton Municipal will lead to higher utility costs.

And there will fees related to accreditation of the nursing program. All of it, Doctor
Nuttall said, will affect the colleges' ability to increase staff salaries for next year.

Trustees re-employed 38 full time faculty for next year; salaries to be determined.

Trustees accepted resignations from admissions cashier Diana Michaelis effective April 29th and from Advising Testing Coordinator Cory Crawford effective May 30th.

Barbara Buckalew is retiring June 30th as a Head Start teacher in Brookfield after 31 years with the program. Upon the recommendation of the faculty senate, Trustees approved emeritus
status for Criminal Justice Instructor Eddie Koenig who's retiring after 20 years of service.

Oaths of office were given to Steve Busch and John Holcomb. (6 year terms) In reorganization, Chris Hoffman was elected board president and Rob Maloney as vice president. Employees Vicki Weaver and Tyson Otto were re-elected as secretary and treasurer. Three purchases were approved involving personal computers, notebooks, and to update SAN storage—collectively amounting to over 111 thousand dollars. ($111,151) Funding is from the enhancement grant and/or the instructional technology budget.

Replacement equipment goes to level one nursing program on the Trenton campus;update of a Hoffman Hall lab; also to faculty and staff throughout the campus. Approval was given to the Head Start self assessment results; policies and procedures as recommended by the policy council.



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