COWLEY COUNTY, Kan. -

Soccer is returning to Cowley County Community College after the Board of Trustees voted to reinstate the program.

Tony Crouch, interim president, said the administration voted to reinstate the program after Gov. Sam Brownback signed the education bill Monday.

Crouch said some money for higher education in the school funding bill kept soccer at the school.

"We still have to balance our budget and there's obviously a lot of emotion a lot of support for soccer so we put it back on the table," Crouch said.

The board voted unanimously to bring the sport back, one month after cutting the program due to budget concerns.

Barbara Booer was one of dozens who attended the meeting Monday. She said voices were finally heard.

"They didn't have a clue and when they saw the people then they got a clue," she said. "It's sad because if the public hadn't stepped up, things would still be the same."