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UPDATE: Trustees vote to delay 2-tier community college fees

1:22 PM, Apr 6, 2012   |    comments
Santa Monica College
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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- The board of trustees at Santa Monica College has voted to postpone a two-tiered fee scale that brought angry campus protests where students were pepper-sprayed.

At an emergency meeting Friday, the board voted 6-0 to wait on a plan to offer high-demand core courses at about four times the regular price to deal with budget cuts.

The board followed the recommendation of college President Chui Tsang, who circulated a memo before the meeting urging that the plan be put on hold at least for summer classes to allow more time for community input.

Students aren't happy with the fee hike plan. Dozens were pepper-sprayed by campus police when they tried to push into a board meeting room earlier this week.

Only a few dozen were at the meeting Friday morning.

The Associated Press

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