Cuesta College cancels almost all its summer school classes

Cuesta College has just announced it will cancel all summer school classes this year except for two offerings.

Read the campus press release below:

Cuesta College to Reduce Summer Semester for 2010

Cuesta College announced today that a majority of the summer semester offerings will be eliminated this year in response to the continuing economic downturn.

All classes will be eliminated for the 2010 summer semester only, with two exceptions: -Classes that support year-round Allied Health programs in the areas of Emergency Medical Services, Licensed Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technician training. -Classes that support San Luis Coastal Unified School District in the form of non-credit classes offered at off-campus locations.

This action was taken in response to the elimination of federal stimulus monies and the projected 2010-2011 state budget. In addition, Cuesta College experienced near record enrollment numbers for the 2009-2010 school year. This pushed the college’s Full Time Equivalent Student (FTES) count above the state formulated funding cap, resulting in approximately 400 unfunded FTES.

“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,” said superintendent/president Dr. Gil Stork.

A full itinerary of classes will be offered again at the fall 2010 semester to begin on Monday, August 16.