Community Colleges Debate Police Training as System Expects Enrollment Surge

RALEIGH — The State Board of Community Colleges clashed over spending more than $100,000 on police training as community colleges brace for what could be an unprecedented spike in enrollment.

During a tense meeting Friday, June 5, board members voted to beef up police de-escalation and community relations training as protests over the killing of George Floyd continue. The debate over police training arose as the N.C. community college system faces both a surge in enrollment and tight budgets from the COVID-19 shutdown.

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