School Closes Huge Deficit By Way Of Layoffs

Connecticut State Community College closed a $33.6 million deficit in its first year after consolidating 12 campuses statewide. But it came at a cost… The deficit reduction included nearly 100 layoffs of non-permanent, part-time staff. According to school officials, despite the financial challenges, the consolidation provided students with increased access to combined resources. Students reportedly note the changes but remaine optimistic about the broader opportunities the consolidation offers.