BCC trustees approve funds, plumbing method


Aug. 26—The Barton Group College Board of Trustees held its Earnings Neutral Price hearing and public finances listening to Tuesday, then proceeded to approve the 2022 finances as released in the Wonderful Bend Tribune on July 30. No a person from the public was there to remark at either hearing.

The Revenue Neutral Amount, 32.328 mills, is the mill levy that would deliver in the very same amount of tax pounds as the earlier calendar year. Barton’s proposed tax amount for 2021-2022 is 33.050 mills, around the identical as last yr, which in turn increases the tax request by around $236,362, Barton Vice President of Administration Mark Dean said. The county’s estimated valuation improved this previous calendar year, largely thanks to the restoration of oil and fuel.

A great deal like the other taxing entities, Barton gets roughly 95% of what is asked for, due to delinquent and unpaid taxes. The mill levy request is based on the valuation estimate presented by the County on June 10.

Plumbing program accepted

The trustees also permitted a strategy to give a plumbing certificate plan on the Excellent Bend campus. The software was initially authorized to provide Barton’s correctional partner, the Larned Mental Wellness Correctional Facility. Nevertheless, with the change in the Kansas Department of Corrections service provider deal, the college has opted to shift this system to the campus. There is enough area to help the plan because of to the closure of the automotive application.

According to an government summary of the proposal, the university will preserve the acceptance to supply the plan at LCMHF with the hope it could aid programming at equally the correctional facility and the Great Bend campus in the foreseeable future.

In accordance to O*Net, the state will see a 6% expansion in the plumbing marketplace with a projected 620 yearly position openings. Annual wages normal $55,090.

The application will be taught for a person far more semester this fall at LCMHF, said Mary Foley, government director of Workforce Education and Economic Enhancement.

“We are currently planning on presenting the application for the very first time on campus beginning in January of 2022,” Foley explained. “To do that, we still have to have acceptance from the Kansas Board of Regents. We hope to have acceptance in November.”

There is one particular full-time school member who will make the transition from the correctional facility to the campus system.

The 16-hour plumbing plan covers these subjects are craft competencies, protection, plumbing fixtures and fittings, and industrial drawing. Right after effective completion of the coursework, college students will receive NCCER Level 1 Certification and an OSHA 10 card.

New Mission Assertion

The board also reviewed its Disaster Communication Strategy and its Strategic System, and authorized a revised Mission Statement presented by Todd Mobray, director of Institutional Research.

The aged mission statement was:

—The Mission of Barton Local community University is to offer high-quality educational possibilities that are accessible, very affordable, continuously increasing and student-concentrated. Barton is pushed to offer an academic technique that is discovering-centered, impressive, satisfies workforce wants, strengthens communities, and fulfills the desires of a varied inhabitants.

The new mission statement is:

—Barton presents fantastic and economical mastering possibilities supporting student, group, and employee needs.


Quite a few new staff members users were being introduced at the start of the meeting. The board also permitted the next new staff:

—Dawne Hargrove — Shopper Support Representative (component-time) (Ft. Riley Campus)

—Colvin Hooser — College student Expert services Professional (component-time) (Ft. Leavenworth Campus)

—James Henderson — Instructor (Hazardous Squander Worker Training) (Ft. Riley Campus) contract

—Dianna Holguin — Instructor (Nursing) (Barton Campus) agreement

Credit card debt refinancing

Vice President Dean claimed the administration is seeking at refinancing certificates of participation. In accordance to the spending budget summary accepted in the course of the conference, the school has $9,115,000 in fantastic indebtedness, which is the theory owned on lease-order goods. Other BCC files list these as building assignments from 2008, dorm design/refinancing from 2013, and refinancing of certificates of participation for the library and the Technological Setting up in 2015.

If the personal debt can be refinanced at a lessen amount, Dean will have a summary at the following study session for board approval in September.