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Gainesville Daily Register
North Central Texas College will go to a four-day work week beginning in June.
NCTC regents approved a recommendation Monday evening to change the work week from June 3, 2013, through Aug. 2, 2013, to a four-day format. The college will now be open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the two-month summer period.
According to the administration, the college can expect to save a minimum of $12,600 a year with the new four-day work week.
In other business at Monday’s meeting, regents approved a tax abatement for Schlumberger Technology Corporation of 50 percent for a period of 10 years, but only for years in which Schlumberger has property on site with a tax value of $100 million or more.
Gainesville City Manager Barry Sullivan was on hand at Monday’s meeting to brief trustees on the tax abatement. He said the college could gain $125,000 in tax revenue even with the abatement.
Regents also unanimously voted to award a contract for custodial services on the Gainesville campus to AHI Facility Services in the amount of $167,202.07. AHI is the current contract holder for custodial services.
The board also voted to approve RAM COMM as the vendor to relocate cables and fiber optics associated with the transfer of information services to their new location in the 600 building on the Gainesville campus. The board had previously approved the expenditure of just over $1.4 million to renovate the west wing of the 600 building and restrooms of the 100 Building. Part of that expenditure included $260,000 for technology expenses.
Regents also approved the hiring of Nimia Amaya as a bilingual retention specialist and Judi Archer as a public relations/marketing specialist on the Corinth campus. They also accepted the resignations of Donna Merrick in the admissions office and Jim Winslow in Lifelong Learning.