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Board of Regents considers consolidating state community colleges

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The Connecticut Board of Regents shared details about an ambitious plan to consolidate all of the state's community colleges into one institution.

The strategy, announced back in April, has been a point of contention for several school officials statewide.

Many say they are not behind it.

It's all part of the plan called Students First.

According to the Board of Regents, their goal is to address some of the long standing challenges community colleges have been facing, including a structural deficit, decreased tuition revenue, and increased costs.

But they have been met with some resistance.

Several people protested a Board of Regents meeting that took place back in May.

Still, Board of Regents President Mark Ojakian says the plan, which includes a consolidation of administrative functions, would save over $41 million.

Ojakian says no schools will be closed, but they will instead function as satellite campuses and students will be able to take courses seamlessly between them.

After today's regularly scheduled board meeting where they presented the details, there will be a period of public comment.

The board then votes on Dec. 14.

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