ERIC Number: ED161479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Washington State System of Community Colleges.
Scheidt, Omar H.
The highly centralized Washington State System of Community Colleges, as created by the Community College Act of 1967, is administered by a governor-appointed state board with one member from each of the seven congressional districts. Reporting to the state board on all revenues and expenditures made are 22 local boards of trustees. A commission for vocational education distributes federal funds to the K-12 and community college systems and solves jurisdictional disputes between the community colleges and vocational-technical schools. Regulations for expenditure of funds are set by the state budget director and the director of general administration. Fifteen percent of the operating budget is derived from tuition of $100 per quarter plus $16 for student activities; another 85% is derived through legislative appropriations. This description of the system also touches upon: residence requirements, formula-driven budget models used for both defining resource needs and for distributing resources, resource requirements, enrollment projections, faculty salary schedules, instruction and primary support services, library and learning resource centers, plant operation and maintenance, management information reports, student services, and institutional support. (MB)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Board Administrator Relationship, Board of Education Policy, Budgeting, Centralization, Community Colleges, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Governance, Governing Boards, School Accounting, School District Spending, School Districts, State Aid, State Boards of Education, State Legislation, State School District Relationship, State Standards, Tuition, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Community College Act (Washington 1967); Washington
Note: Paper presented at the University of California at Los Angeles Leadership Conference (October 18-20, 1978, Lake Arrowhead, California)