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SLCC lays off part-time temporary employees for Adult Education program

Posted at 5:02 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 19:14:31-05

More than 50 part-time temporary employees have been laid off at South Louisiana Community College's outlying campuses.

SLCC's Communications and Marketing Director Christine Payton tells KATC that 52 layoffs were made as the Basic Adult Education program at SLCC is being reconfigured.

The last day for those staff is February 14.

Payton says that current students will complete the program as planned in the coming weeks. Registration for new students is expected to begin in the the summer.

Despite the layoffs and reorganization, services will still be offered at the majority of sites throughout SLCC's service area, according to Payton.

In Franklin, Ville Platte, and St. Martinville services will temporarily stop until summer. Payton says that students from these areas can either attend at the other SLCC campus sites or take advantage of the College’s online eLearn take part in the Adult Education program.

Full-time support staff will temporarily assume some of the instructional duties in conjunction with the current full-time instructional staff.

Full services and sites are expected to resume July 1, 2020.