Clatsop Community College lays off 15 instructors

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ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) -- Fifteen instructors at Clatsop Community College received layoff notices this week as the school tries to close a $1 million revenue gap by June.

The criminal justice program was shuttered and other programs were modified.

Some faculty will be offered adjunct work, if available, at about one-third of regular pay, the Daily Astorian reports (http://bit.ly/v0s0Ir ).

The school will save about $311,000 from the layoffs.

Among the laid-off faculty were those who taught in the fields of business, natural sciences, transportation and languages.

The school's vice president of students and its dean of student services are both leaving the school, and the newspaper reports their positions will likely be combined.