The Glendale Community College Board of Trustees has approved a $44-million budget for 1988-89 that includes a record $11.5 million for capital improvement projects.
The budget represents a 23% increase over the present $35.7-million budget, said Sam Black, college director of accounting and budgets.
In addition to the capital improvement funds, the budget provides $22.5 million in salaries and benefits for the college's 375 full-time and 600 part-time employees and includes a $2-million reserve fund for further teacher salary raises upon completion of negotiations between the district and unions representing the employees.
The budget passed by the board includes a 5% pay increase for teachers. The teachers' union, the Glendale College Guild, has asked for a 15% raise over the next three years as well as annual cost-of-living adjustments.
The capital improvement budget allocates $2.8 million for completion of a 3-story classroom and office building on campus. It also allots $874,000 for construction of a child development training center on campus and $1.9 million to purchase an adult education training facility on Garden Street in Glendale.