State slashes Allen adult education funding



May 14, 2014 - 12:00 AM

The opportunity to get a GED diploma in Allen County has been drastically reduced.

Trustees at Allen Community College learned Tuesday night funding for the college’s GED program had been cut by 83 percent by the state for next year.

The adult ed program is funded by a State of Kansas grant that assists in preparing interested adults to take the GED examination to earn a high school equivalent diploma. The program was not meeting the state’s enrollment goals. For 2014, Allen had 53 students enrolled, down from 104 students in 2011. The state-mandated enrollment goal is 80. Next year the goal is 104.

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