Idaho Gov. Butch Otter wants North Idaho College to receive state funds next year to expand its Sandpoint Outreach Center to offer more classes. The $226,700 recommendation is part of a 9 percent increase in community college funding Otter is seeking next year. Much of the $2.8 million increase would cover enrollment increases at the fast-growing College of Western Idaho near Boise and occupancy costs for new buildings at both CWI and the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls. NIC President Joe Dunlap welcomed the push for more money, which he said was “our only piece” of the increase/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.
DFO: I keep wonder when the governor or the Legislative District 4 delegation will begin pushing for money to expand the Coeur d'Alene Education Corridor.
Question: Are you surprised that the governor would support NIC expansion in Sandpoint?