KSU’s budget includes personnel cuts

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State University President Raymond Burse has outlined plans for next year’s $45.8 million operating budget.

The State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1QjPU4k ) Burse announced plans Friday calling for the elimination of 31 additional campus positions, including 17 faculty and 14-15 staff jobs.

The cuts hope to help the school’s $7 million debt, and it will likely take several years to dent, according to reports.

The 2015-16 balanced budget for the university also includes a 10 percent reduction to student scholarships and no raises for remaining employees.

The budget also calls for a 5 percent tuition increase for students, which officials say will generate more revenue for the school.

Next year’s university spending plan projects a steady student enrollment compared to last year. KSU student populations are expected to fluctuate between 1,895 and 2,050, according to published reports.

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