WSCC to seek renewal of millage

May 19, 2013

VICTORY TWP. — West Shore Community College will ask the college district’s voters to renew its current operating millage during the Aug. 6 primary election. The college’s board of trustees are expected to approve the request by President Charles Dillon during its regular monthly meeting Monday at 4 p.m.

The current .7116 mill was renewed by voters on Feb. 27, 2007, Dillon stated in a memo to the trustees. The request is for a renewal not increase. The millage accounts for approximately 17 percent of the total college operating budget.

The rate of the renewal being requested would be .7062 mill.

“We will be able to continue to provide the high level of educational and other services that our citizens have come to expect.

Dillon is also recommending that the trustees approve raises for administrative staff, adjunct faculty and campus employees. The full-time faculty are covered under a collective bargaining agreement which expires May 2014, therefore there is no request for wage increases for them.

Dillon is requesting a 1 percent increase in the base salary for administrative staff and campus employees effective July 1.

He is requesting a 3 percent increase in adjunct (part-time) faculty wages effective fall 2013. “With increasing benefit costs for full-time employees over the years, the cost of employment has remained relatively low for adjuncts. This increase recognizes the value the campus places on adjuncts and their lack of a comparable compensation package.”

The board of trustees will meet in the college board room located in the Administrative and Conference Center.

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