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City College Trustees Stripped of Power

State officials assume control of at-risk college.

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    City College of San Francisco may lose its accreditation on July 31, 2014.

    The elected Board of Trustees couldn't save City College of San Francisco.

    Now a "special trustee" will try.

    State officials removed the elected Board from power on Monday and replaced them with a "special trustee" from the state, according to reports.

    California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice Harris made the move to put in special trustee Robert Agrella, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

    He can decide how the school spends its money and try to save its accreditation from being removed in July 2014, the newspaper reported.

    City College was on probation for a year due to money and management issues, the newspaper reported. Its elected Board of Trustees were tasked with trying to save the institution but were dealt with the shock news last week that their efforts failed.

    Harris says the move is intended to "save City College," which has 85,000 students, the newspaper reported.

    If the school loses accreditation, it could lose public funding and then be forced to close. Harris is tasked with creating a plan to save the school, the newspaper reported.