- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Officials say Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College plans to eliminate positions as the school tries to balance its budget and make up an expected shortfall in state dollars.

The Asheville Citizen-Times (http://avlne.ws/1GjUujM ) reports in a board meeting Monday, A-B Tech president Dennis King reviewed steps the school was taking to make up a $1.7 million shortfall in the upcoming fiscal year. The state funds the college based on student enrollment, which has dropped by about 4 percent.

The plan includes eliminating the positions of six employees. The college eliminated another four positions through attrition. The college has also reduced department budgets by 2 percent and closed a child care center.

Officials have asked Buncombe County to restore $2 million that was cut from the school’s budget two years ago.

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Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com

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