Nassau, NY (October 19, 2017)—A community college in Nassau County has been given the green light to shut down for good.
On October 10, the Nassau community school district, which is located in Nassaus County, received an agreement from the Nassaus Superior Court that would allow the Nasseso Community College to close.
The agreement was reached in the face of mounting public opposition and community opposition to the closure, which would be a major setback to the college’s operations.
“The court has now granted us the authority to make this important decision,” Nassau Supervisor of Public Instruction John Cipriano said in a statement released by the Nassos.
“It is an honor to be able to serve our students and community at Nassau College.
The future of Nassau’s community college is at stake.”
Nassau Community college president David Stokes and the school board will meet again next week to discuss the options for moving forward, Cipiano said.
“Our community college system has had to endure many challenges in recent years, including a budget crisis and financial difficulties,” he added.
“The fact that this is the last resort is encouraging.
We will work to ensure that our students have access to quality education, and the Nassieso Community college system will be safe and strong.
The school is looking forward to the next phase of the process.”
In February, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to give the college a 10-year lease extension.