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ERIC Number: ED161480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-3
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Proposition 13 on Community Services for California Community Colleges.
Garlock, Jerry C.
Fifty-seven percent (60) of California's community colleges responded to a questionnaire surveying the impact of Proposition 13 cutbacks on the budget and number of full-time employees in the area of community services. For the colleges investigated, the total community services budget was $18,330,616 for 1977-1978 and $9,081,933 for 1978-1979. The average budget per college for these two years was $345,861 and $171,357, a 50.5% reduction. The areas of greatest reduction were art (75% reduction), music (64%), and dance (60%). The two areas of least reduction were short term courses (24.5%) and lecture (41%). Sixteen areas were eliminated, including career information center, center for new operations, chamber music series, child care, family films, library, natural history museum, reading center, satellite campus, site improvement, special events, student center, utilities, weekend library, and the women's center. Four increases, of less than 6% in each case, were identified. The 635 full-time employees for 1977-1978 were reduced to 173 in 1978-1979, a 73% reduction; the full-time equivalent personnel for the two years was reduced from 308 to 163, a 47% reduction. Tables list the specific program budget and personnel figures and appendices contain the questionnaire and lists of the colleges who did and did not respond. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: El Camino Coll., Torrance, CA.
Identifiers: California; Proposition 13 (California 1978)