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Dr. Ross Tomlin, TBCC president.

Last week, a group of TBCC staff, board members, and a student visited the capitol in Salem to attend a legislative summit. We met with our legislators, attended bill hearings, and had very productive discussions as we shared our thoughts on budget needs. This legislative process reminded me of the several different levels of governance at a community college, all working together to help the college function effectively so that we can be successful for our students. With the biennium funding session happening at the state legislature, this is a good time of year to share those levels of governance with you.

The Oregon State Legislature provides approximately 40% of the funding we receive annually, which goes to our general fund. Property taxes and tuition/fees are the other main sources of revenue. The TBCC Board will approve our budget in early June without knowing what allocation we will receive from the state; this makes budgeting an added challenge.


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