Rock Valley College

Dear Colleagues,

As I have mentioned in recent communications and employee meetings, the state budget impasse is creating a financial crisis for community colleges – including RVC. This situation is not an issue that will be immediately resolved when a budget is approved; community colleges will feel the effects for years to come. We must prepare for a new normal.

Anticipating that a best-case scenario may be only 50% of the $7 million owed to us in each of FY 2016 and FY 2017, the trustees have asked for my plan for cost-saving recommendations within the next two weeks.

I assure you every possibility will be considered in order to not diminish our quality of education. I welcome your cost-saving suggestions, either through your employee group leadership or through this form.

Thank you very much for your thoughts on these issues.

Mike Mastroianni