BCC trustees approve funds, plumbing software

Aug. 26—The Barton Group Higher education Board of Trustees held its Revenue Neutral Fee hearing and general public price range listening to Tuesday, then proceeded to approve the 2022 spending plan as printed in the Great Bend Tribune on July 30. No a person from the general public was there to comment at possibly listening to.

The Profits Neutral Rate, 32.328 mills, is the mill levy that would convey in the exact sum of tax bucks as the prior calendar year. Barton’s proposed tax fee for 2021-2022 is 33.050 mills, approximately the exact same as final 12 months, which in flip will increase the tax request by about $236,362, Barton Vice President of Administration Mark Dean stated. The county’s approximated valuation elevated this earlier year, generally because of to the recovery of oil and fuel.

A great deal like the other taxing entities, Barton receives around 95% of what is requested, thanks to delinquent and unpaid taxes. The mill levy request is primarily based on the valuation estimate delivered by the County on June 10.

Plumbing system authorised

The trustees also authorised a program to provide a plumbing certification system on the Good Bend campus. The method was initially authorised to serve Barton’s correctional lover, the Larned Psychological Overall health Correctional Facility. On the other hand, with the improve in the Kansas Section of Corrections company contract, the school has opted to change this software to the campus. There is ample room to assist the plan because of to the closure of the automotive method.

In accordance to an govt summary of the proposal, the college or university will sustain the approval to provide the method at LCMHF with the hope it could support programming at both the correctional facility and the Wonderful Bend campus in the long term.

According to O*Net, the state will see a 6% expansion in the plumbing sector with a projected 620 annual occupation openings. Annual wages typical $55,090.

The application will be taught for a person additional semester this drop at LCMHF, said Mary Foley, executive director of Workforce Teaching and Financial Progress.

“We are at this time arranging on supplying the software for the very first time on campus starting up in January of 2022,” Foley claimed. “To do that, we nonetheless will need acceptance from the Kansas Board of Regents. We hope to have acceptance in November.”

There is a person whole-time school member who will make the changeover from the correctional facility to the campus system.

The 16-hour plumbing application addresses this kind of matters are craft competencies, protection, plumbing fixtures and fittings, and industrial drawing. Just after thriving completion of the coursework, learners will receive NCCER Degree 1 Certification and an OSHA 10 card.

New Mission Statement

The board also reviewed its Crisis Conversation Plan and its Strategic System, and approved a revised Mission Assertion offered by Todd Mobray, director of Institutional Exploration.

The old mission assertion was:

—The Mission of Barton Local community University is to supply good quality instructional possibilities that are obtainable, inexpensive, repeatedly bettering and student-concentrated. Barton is driven to offer an educational process that is understanding-centered, innovative, fulfills workforce desires, strengthens communities, and meets the wants of a various population.

The new mission assertion is:

—Barton gives remarkable and inexpensive mastering prospects supporting university student, local community, and staff demands.


Several new staff members customers were released at the get started of the meeting. The board also accepted the adhering to new personnel:

—Dawne Hargrove — Client Support Representative (part-time) (Ft. Riley Campus)

—Colvin Hooser — University student Solutions Specialist (portion-time) (Ft. Leavenworth Campus)

—James Henderson — Instructor (Dangerous Squander Worker Teaching) (Ft. Riley Campus) deal

—Dianna Holguin — Teacher (Nursing) (Barton Campus) deal

Credit card debt refinancing

Vice President Dean explained the administration is on the lookout at refinancing certificates of participation. In accordance to the spending budget summary accredited during the conference, the faculty has $9,115,000 in exceptional indebtedness, which is the theory owned on lease-buy products. Other BCC files listing these as development initiatives from 2008, dorm design/refinancing from 2013, and refinancing of certificates of participation for the library and the Specialized Setting up in 2015.

If the debt can be refinanced at a lower fee, Dean will have a summary at the subsequent examine session for board acceptance in September.