The Nicolet College Board of Trustees has passed a budget for next year that keeps the total tax levy the same as last year.
The local levy stays the same at $20.8 million.
College President Libby Burmaster says they were able to cut one and a half positions from the staff and hold the levy. They have cut 22 staff positions since 2010-11.
She says they were able to find outside dollars...
"....(the approved budget) keeps that total tax levy the same as last year, but what is so wonderful is we were able to expand and advance opportunities for all Nicolet students by using private, state and federal grant funding..."
Burmaster says the largest grant totaled more than $1.3 million dollars...
"...to boost boost manufacturing training, specifically an industrial-mechanical technician Associate Degree...we've been able to expand our welding program....we also received state grants that will support our dental program..."
The dental program is in association with the Lac du Flambeau tribe and is held at the Peter Christianson Dental Clinic in Lac du Flambeau.