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YVCC Cuts $2.3 Million From Budget

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YAKIMA, Wash. - YVCC will be cutting $2.3 million from its budget or 11.4 percent, according to President Linda Kaminski.

The cuts include layoffs for nine people and eliminating five positions in a hiring freeze.  Kaminski says the cuts will make it harder for everyone on campus but they are moving forward. 

"It will have a very, very negative effect on this whole institution," she said.  "But we're committed to continue to provide quality education and that will be our focus."

About a third of the cuts are non-personnel the rest is split between full-time and  part-time staff. 

The school is expecting a seven percent increase in tuition as well.