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L.A. colleges cancel summer sessions

May 28, 2009 |  7:17 am

The Los Angeles Community College District is canceling one of two summer sessions because of state budget cuts, officials said Wednesday.

The session set to begin in mid-June at the district's nine campuses will proceed as planned, but the second session, which had been scheduled to start the second week of July, will be eliminated, the district's board of trustees decided at its regular meeting. The session would have included core general education courses including English, math and science as well as vocational and not-for-credit classes, and would have enrolled roughly half the students seeking summer classes, Deputy Chancellor Adriana D. Barrera said. Last year's summer sessions drew 75,000 students.

West Los Angeles College, which had planned only the second session, will offer no summer classes, she added.

-- Gale Holland