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Lack of funding could cut summer classes

May 17, 2007

Valdosta - A lack of funding from the state could keep 68,000 literacy Georgia students from going to class this June.

Now, one college is taking action.

The state's mid-year amended budget cut 1.8-million dollars from the Technical College System of Georgia which could cancel the Adult Literacy Program in June.

Almost 600 students had enrolled in the program at Valdosta Technical College.

The school needs to raise nearly 40-thousand dollars, so they're appealing to the faculty, students, and community for help.  "Starting with me and with my check. The whole executive team and leadership team have pledged money to this. We are now going out to the whole college community and the entire 6 county area to help us with this," says Val Tech President Bob Abene.

If the school doesn't raise the money by May 31st, they'll have to cancel classes for June.

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