State restores college funding

Great news for Lassen Community College — the state of California has reinstated the funding cut from the college’s budget late last year.

“We got the funding reinstated,” said Trevor Albertson, LCC’s acting superintendent/president. “It was a lot of hard work on the part of a lot of people up here at the college.”

Albertson made several trips to Sacramento and Redding to meet with state officials to negotiate the reinstatement.

“The chancellor’s office came through for us after appropriate advocacy,” Albertson said.”We appreciate that, but it took some serious advocacy to get it done.”

LCC will receive $17,603,499 for the 2018-2019 year — up from the roughly $15 million originally proposed by the chancellor’s office. Community colleges receive payments in arrears.

“This is a huge difference for us,” Albertson said. “I need to mention that both Brian Dahle’s and Megan Dahle’s offices were instrumental in helping see this problem resolved.”