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PJC regents sworn in, annexation plan approved

Published or Revised January 13, 2017

The Paris Junior College Board of Regents welcomed newly elected member Carolyn Lockett and returning members Berdie Gibson and Louise Taylor as they were sworn in at the meeting held Monday evening, May 23. Board officers will be elected at the June meeting.

The Regents authorized moving ahead with the Service Plan for Annexation, with two changes to the plan as presented: a tax freeze for those 65 or over to the amount of assessed value (excepting property improvements that increased value) if the annexation is successful. Also under Programs and Services, a Bachelor’s of Applied Technology was added (which would allow PJC to offer a bachelor’s of nursing or other workforce program as needed - current law prevents this due to PJC’s limited tax base).

In other business, the Board of Regents:

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