Community College Placed on Probation

Jun 26, 2017

A community college in Alexander City, Alabama has been placed on probation due to financial issues.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges recently put Central Alabama Community College on a 12-month probation, according to Al.com.

Central Alabama Community College President Susan Burrow says the probation is due to audit findings from previous years that at this point have mostly been resolved. Burrow says the probation won’t affect students or any school programs, and the college will retain its accreditation for the twelve-month period.

SACS says the probation is due to failure to comply with standards concerning financial stability. A state audit released earlier this year shows that the school paid over 100,000 dollars in penalties and interest for failure to properly pay employees’ taxes in 2011, 2013 and 2014. College officials say the problem has since been corrected.