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Budget Challenges for 2009 and Beyond
December 17, 2008 – 3:53 pm | No Comment
Budget Challenges for 2009 and Beyond

Yesterday, we received official notice of a special session of the Florida Legislature scheduled for Jan. 5 through 16. Obviously, we are concerned about further reductions of state revenues and are working to manage every …

Defeated Constitutional Amendment Number Eight
November 10, 2008 – 2:04 pm | No Comment
Defeated Constitutional Amendment Number Eight

Those of you who voted for the proposed Constitutional Amendment Number 8, we thank you for your interest in augmenting our funding. Those of you who voted against the proposed amendent, we thank you for …

Proposed Constitutional Amendment Number Eight
October 9, 2008 – 12:30 pm | No Comment
Proposed Constitutional Amendment Number Eight

Many people are asking for information regarding the proposed Constitutional Amendment Number 8: “Local Option Community College Funding” that will appear on the ballot in the upcoming election. Below is the proposed language of the amendment as adopted …

Political Activities on the Campuses of SFCC
August 29, 2008 – 11:12 am | No Comment
Political Activities on the Campuses of SFCC

It’s political season in the Heartland, and all across the land. Here at SFCC, candidates for public office, or their designated representatives, are always welcome. They are invited to talk with students, citizens, and employees …

Looking Forward to the 2008-2009 Academic Year
August 17, 2008 – 11:18 am | No Comment
Looking Forward to the 2008-2009 Academic Year

On the eve of a new academic year, storm clouds are gathering–literally and figuratively.  Tropical Storm Fay is threatening, and like most of these systems, she’s unpredictable and very inconvenient.   There is also an economic …

It Would Allow A Sales Tax – Not A Property Tax
June 9, 2008 – 9:05 am | No Comment
It Would Allow A Sales Tax – Not A Property Tax

The Tax and Budget Reform Commission (TBRC) of the State of Florida has approved seven proposed Constitutional amendments to appear on the ballot in November. One of these, CP0035, is called Local Option Tax for …

By The Numbers
May 30, 2008 – 1:54 pm | No Comment
By The Numbers

Some of you like numbers, but if you don’t, then read no further.  This is definitely for the number crunchers. 
On May 28, the SFCC Board of Trustees adopted an operating budget for FY 2009 which …

An Operating Budget for 2008-2009
May 29, 2008 – 11:39 am | No Comment
An Operating Budget for 2008-2009

Last night, the Board of Trustees approved our operating budget for the coming fiscal year which begins on July 1, 2008.  In my prefacing remarks to the board, I referred to the proposed budget as “tight” and …