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“... EAC has told us how to spend our dollars. I’m trying to give us some direction ...”
Larry Stephenson
GCC district president

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GCC board still in dark on budget

Six-month lag in getting year-end budget numbers prompts tense exchange

Larry Stephenson, president of the Gila County Community College (GCC) district, does not understand the delay in getting final figures from the budget year that ended last June from Eastern Arizona College (EAC).

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Finally — we understand

GCC board adopts new format for budget reporting after years of frustrated confusion

After years of fruitless frustration, the Gila Community College Board may finally get financial reports it can understand. But don’t get too excited: It still doesn’t actually have any rules or policies. The GCC board last week, in a marathon afternoon meeting, unanimously adopted a new report format in hopes it will finally understand its own budget. The new, two-page format provides year-to-date spending and revenue numbers for each of the three campuses, located in Payson, Globe and on the San Carlos Apache Reservation.


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