ESL classes cut at Issaquah church

April 6, 2009

Elizabeth Maupin

Elizabeth Maupin

Renton Technical College administrators ended English as a second language classes taught at the Community Church of Issaquah as the college trims costs. The classes ended March 26 with the last day of the winter quarter.

Administrators cut $884,000 to close a widening budget gap. They laid off 13 part-time ESL instructors, closed the college’s swimming pool and pared operating expenses.

Elizabeth Falconer, an ESL instructor who taught a class in Issaquah, lost her job at the end of the winter quarter. Falconer and a co-instructor taught 22 students in a morning class offered at the church. Read more

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