CSI Will Spend Extra Money On Staff
When the state announced recently that Idaho’s junior colleges would be getting some extra money it came as somewhat of a surprise to many of the school officials. The money was made available after state tax revenues ran more than $60-million dollars ahead of projections for the fiscal year that ended in June. The College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls is getting $668,000 dollars. The CSI board voted this week to put the money in a separate account to be spent to support staffing positions at the college. CSI officials say they will use that money to fill two nursing professor positions and to hire several adjunct professors if classes are overloaded in the fall. Officials say this money is a one-time deal but it may give them enough room to make transitions. North Idaho College received $1.8 million and the College of Western Idaho received $5 million based on a funding formula that tracks student population and full-time student data.