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Summary: WC Called meeting Board of Trustees 8/18/11

August 23, 2011 by Anonymous

From Linda Bagwell
Director, Communications & Public Relations
Weatherford College

This synopsis is intended as a brief overview of some actions taken by the Weatherford College Board of Trustees at its called meeting in August and is for general informational purposes only. This abbreviated summary is not intended to represent or reflect all discussion and action taken by the board at this meeting. Specific details outlining all action taken by the board are recorded in the official Board Meeting Minutes, prepared and maintained by the College President's Office.

WC board sets tax rate, approves budget

At a special called meeting Aug. 18, the Weatherford College Board of Trustees set the 2011 tax rate and adopted the 2011-12 budget.
To develop the budget, which was approved at $48,529,064 for Fiscal Year 2011-12, WC’s faculty and staff were faced with absorbing approximately $4 million in cuts in state funding. The College made drastic cuts in expenditures for equipment, supplies, travel and personnel-related categories, including no pay raises for current employees.

The trustees approved a 2011 ad valorem tax rate of $0.11195, consisting of the maintenance and operations rate of $0.10421 and the debt service rate of $0.00774. That takes it only to the effective tax rate, which is the rate necessary to generate the same amount of funds as last year’s.

WC’s current ad valorem tax rate is 33.9 percent lower than the statewide average for the 50 Texas community college districts.
“College personnel have worked very hard to develop a suitable budget for the coming year,” said Frank Martin, WC Board of Trustees chair. “Given the economy and state funding reductions, we have developed the most stringent budget and stayed at the lowest tax rate possible that still will provide funding necessary for the fundamental needs of our students, employees and the communities we serve. Our taxpayer supporters deserve the best value Weatherford College can provide.”
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the WC Board of Trustees is Sept. 8, 2011.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, February 26

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Jerry Durant Classic at Aledo, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson Tournament, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Grand Prairie Tournamnet, Time TBA.

Friday, February 27

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black at Regional Preview at Rawls Golf Course, Lubbock.

Tuesday, March 3

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Waxahachie JV Tournament at Waxahachie Country Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Crowley, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Crowley at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

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