Carl Sandburg College is being impacted by the Illinois budget impasse and, as a result, it will halt adult education programs starting January 1.
The college's adult education programs depend on grant funding from the state, but the funds have not been dispersed during the ongoing budget stalemate. Sandburg, a community college in Galesburg, provides GED testing and offers English as a second language and other adult education classes, currently attended by 92 students.
"We're the sole provider, so they're not going to be able to go anywhere else for coursework," Sandburg President Lori Sundberg told The Register-Mail.
If a state budget is soon enacted, Sundberg said it would likely be a while until the college could start up its adult education programs again.
"I would bet we're not going to offer them until next fall because even if a budget is adopted in the next couple months, it will take several months before all of the bills are paid," Sundberg said.