Subcommittee to review community college application

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The future of a community college in Erie facing a big hurdle in Harrisburg today.

Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper along with members of Empower Erie are in Harrisburg today making their case for a community college in Erie.

A three-member subcommittee of the Pennsylvania Board of Education will look at a report about Erie County’s application for a community college at their 2:00pm meeting today.

The subcommittee will then make a recommendation to the 21-member board of education for their November meeting. Proponents of an Erie County community college have been waiting more than two years for a decision.

“We expect today to have a presentation with the Department of Education with their report to the board. Then, an opportunity for some of us to explain their views on why Erie needs a community college.” said Ron DiNicola, Co-Founder of Empower Erie.

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