COSTA MESA — Coast Community College District trustees approved a tentative budget this week that cuts about 10% of classes across its three colleges in order to help fill in a $15.5-million budget gap.
The district unanimously accepted its 2011-12 budget Wednesday night.
Modifications could be added to the final budget that the board will vote on in September.
"This has been a most challenging year for our budget development," said Andrew Dunn, vice chancellor of administrative services. "I'm very confident in the foundation we built our tentative budget on."
Board President Jerry Patterson said no one is comfortable with the budget in terms of growth, but their hands are tied.