NU at Kearney must cut 10 jobs to balance budget

Officials with the University of Nebraska at Kearney say they’re close to balancing the budget, but more jobs will be lost to do it.

Chancellor Doug Kristensen says the Kearney institution has to trim spending by almost $800,000, which means at least ten positions will get the axe.

Kristensen says some open positions will be cut while some of the people who’ll have to be fired are tenured employees.

The university regents approved a systemwide budget in June that stipulates the four Nebraska campuses have to find $8.5-million to cut in order to pay for higher salaries and other benefits.

Tuition for undergrads is rising an average of four-percent next school year.

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