Cuesta cuts classes
Cuesta College, a community college outside San Luis Obispo, announced Feb. 2 that its summer class offerings will be all but eliminated this year because of budget issues.
The school said that the only classes to be offered this summer will be classes that support its health curriculum and classes that support the San Luis Coastal Unified School District in the form of non-credit classes offered at off-campus locations.
The school said the class cut was in response to the elimination of federal stimulus funds and the projected 2010-11 state budget. The school also said it has experienced near-record enrollment numbers this year, pushing its student count above the state funding cap — about 400 Cuesta students were enrolled without the school receiving an equivalent increase in funding from the state.
“In an effort to bring our hours of instruction in line with our funding and to negatively impact the fewest number of students, I am supporting the recommendation to reduce the scope of the 2010 summer session,” Cuesta Superintendent and President Gil Stork said in a release.