Area high school students will
now have access to dual credit courses at Weatherford College at In-District rates regardless of their address following a vote
by the Weatherford College Board of Trustees Thursday afternoon.
A review of dual credit tuition was conducted
in response to school district’s concerns about students not being able to participate in the program due to the cost of out-of-district tuition. Now, students will pay a flat rate of $80 per credit hour regardless of where they reside. Students on the free/reduced lunch program will continue to pay $25 per credit hour, and technical dual credit courses remain free.
A reduction in revenue of $96,525 is expected at first, but administrators believe the new rates will ultimately garner additional students who have declined to register for dual credit courses in the past because of the cost.
“It will be good business, in the long run, to adopt in-district tuition for all dual credit in the high schools,” Andra Cantrell, Vice President of Financial and Administrative Affairs, explained to the board.
In other business, the Board:
- Listened to a construction report on the Don Allen Health Science Building. The facility
will be completed by the end of the month and handed over to the college on May 9.
- Approved a change order to the Don Allen Health Science Building Construction Contract for $1.38 million which includes the renovation of the existing Allied Health Building. Renovation work on the building will take place over the summer and be open for classes in the fall.
Listened to the President’s Report from Dr. Kevin Eaton –
- Basketball player Itiana Taylor was recognized for being named a finalist for the
2014 WBCA Community College Player of the Year.
- Math professor Rickey Harman submitted his resignation and will retire after
11 years at WC.
- Nursing instructor Carin Adams submitted her resignation and is accepting an
administrative position at JPS.
- Conducted the annual review of CAK Local Policy for Appropriations and Revenue Sources – Investments and approved the policy with no changes made.
- Approved the purchase of $52,627 worth of science equipment and supplies from six vendors – Arrowhead Scientific, Inc., Carolina Biological, Fisher Scientific, Sargent Welch, Sirchie Fingerprint Laboratories and Ward’s Natural Science.