Fort Valley State to Cut 100 Jobs
About 100 part-time and temporary employees at Fort Valley State University will lose their jobs, the Macon Telegraph today reports.
The majority of the layoffs will be temporary faculty members that will be terminated at the beginning at the spring semester, but about 28 non-faculty positions will be terminated immediately. From the Telegraph:
The cuts are being made to address a $3.8 million budget shortfall resulting from a 5 percent pullback in state funding and a 10 percent decline in enrollment.
The plan approved by the Board of Regents specifically addresses a 3 percent cut already ordered by the state. However, Brown said the school has been notified another 2 percent cut is coming, and the layoffs also account for that. More cuts could come in the spring, he said, if enrollment doesn’t improve.