FVTC Public Notice

FOX VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR JULY 1, 2024 – JUNE 30, 2025 BUDGET

June 18, 2024, at 4:30 p.m.
1825 North Bluemound Drive, Appleton, Wisconsin

Board Room (Room A137)
Public Phone-In Access: 608-620-9722 Conference ID: 615 737 171#

Prior to the Public Hearing, citizens are invited to discuss budget questions with FVTC administrators— Dr. Christopher Matheny, President, or Amy Van Straten, Chief Financial Officer.

Contact Sarah Bingham, Assistant to the President, at 920-735-5731 or e-mail her at [email protected] to arrange a discussion with either Dr. Matheny or Ms. Van Straten.

2024-25 Budget Highlights

  •   The proposed budget supports delivery of the College’s progressive program agenda, serving over 50,000 people annually. The College offers over 250 associate degree, technical diploma, trade apprenticeship and certificate programs in addition to providing customized training for business and industry.

  •   Consistent with the restrictions imposed by state statute, the College will limit its operating tax levy increase to the amount available from net new construction (estimated at 1.8% of total property value). Together with the debt levy, the total tax levy will increase 5.2%. The total mill rate applicable to property owners is estimated at $0.762827. The owner of a $100,000 property will pay an estimated $76 for technical college purposes, compared to $74 this year.

  •   The budget includes support for two new associate degree programs and two new apprenticeship programs: Aviation Management (Associate of Applied Science), Precision Agriculture Technology Instruction (Associate of Applied Science), Teacher Apprenticeship and Agriculture Service Equipment Technician Apprenticeship.

  •   The budget funds several important facility-related investments that support our students and ultimately our local employers. The Student Services remodel started this fiscal year will be completed. Our student-led restaurant (Ione’s Kitchen) and one of our Baking Labs will be remodeled and other space reconfigured for a dishwashing/dry storage room. Additionally, the College has applied for $1.7 million in funding through 2023 Wisconsin Act 89 to expand the oral health care workforce. If awarded, these funds will allow us to convert existing classrooms into an additional dental clinic and a simulation lab as well as reconfigure other space to create a larger sterilization room with more efficient storage.

The mission of Fox Valley Technical College is to provide relevant technical education and training to support student goals, a skilled workforce, and the economic vitality of our communities.

The 2024-25 Proposed Budget document is available online at www.fvtc.edu/budget.