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College Trustees Set Budget Public Hearing, Reduce Tuition for Butler County Students

Butler Students seated at the 2019 Order of the Purple
Published: Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Tax Levy to be Lowered

El Dorado, Kan. – Butler Community College Board of Trustees met Tuesday, June 23, in a special board meeting to approve the college’s Notice of Public Hearing and published budget for 2019-2020.  

The proposed budget includes lowering the taxes to be levied to 19.175 mills by not accepting the county assessed valuation increase. In addition, the budget reflects the April decision by the College Trustees to lower in-district tuition and fees for all Butler County residents by an additional $2 per credit hour while slightly increasing out-district, out-of-state and international tuition. The proposed budget provides a $17 tuition and fee discount per credit hour for Butler County students compared to all other Kansas students.  

The Trustees appreciated insight gained from the Listening Tours across its service area and the work of the Butler for Butler Task Force conducted last fall. From the feedback received they worked to determine the best approach for lowering the burden on Butler County taxpayers and students.  

The Public Hearing and subsequent vote on the 2019-2020 Operational budget will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 4:30 in the Dankert Board Room of the Hubbard Welcome Center on the El Dorado campus.