LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Hundreds of thousands of students across the 112-campus California community college system face an uncertain academic future as the state struggles to fix its financial crisis.READ MORE: WeHo Follow-Home-Robbery Early Saturday Morning Under Investigation By Sheriff's Detectives
KNX 1070’s Jon Baird reports the ongoing budget battle coupled with funding shortages has potentially left students at a crossroads at Glendale Community College, where the winter and summer sessions are all but canceled.
Community colleges throughout the state will get less money after Governor Jerry Brown was unable to put tax extensions up for a vote on the June ballot — and that will likely lead to hefty cutbacks.
Chancellor Jack Scott said Wednesday that community colleges funding cuts are tragic for students hoping to continue their education and transfer to universities.READ MORE: Judge Denies LA Firefighter's Union Request For Injunction Against City Vaccine Mandate Enforcement
Scott tells KNX 1070 now that budget talks have broken down, schools across the state may have to close their doors to up to 400,000 students who want to register for classes.
Nearly three million students attend state community colleges.
The Los Angeles Times says the schools will likely be forced to absorb an $800 million reduction in funding, double the amount suggested in Gov. Jerry Brown’s current budget proposal.
The proposed budget raises community college student fees from $26 to $36 per unit, but they could be raised higher if a budget compromise is not reached.MORE NEWS: CHP Investigating 10 Freeway Shooting In Rosemead
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