ERIC Number: ED201345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Report to the Legislature Concerning the Operation, Effect and Extent of Compliance with the Provisions of Education Code Section 84362 by California Community College Districts in Fiscal Years 1977-1978, 1978-1979 and 1979-1980.
Nussbaum, Tom; And Others
In response to legislative mandate, this report examines the compliance of the California community college districts with Section 84363 of the California Education Code, which requires the districts to spend 50% of their current expense of education for salaries of classroom instructors. The report first traces the legislative history of the "50% law" and then explains the three-year cycle for its administration. It then considers the regulations established by the Board of Governors to enforce the law, emphasizing public hearing and auditing requirements. The report's next section looks at the districts' compliance with the law, providing first an historical overview since 1961 and then examining district compliance in fiscal years (FY's) 1978 through 1980. The next section points to ten factors affecting the ratio of instructor salary to the current expense of education, focusing on the effects of class, district, or college size and facility utilization and maintenance. Next, the report explains the Board's ability to grant exemptions to the "50% law" and considers the effects of an exemption being denied. Requests for exemption in FY 1978-79 are then discussed. The next two sections reveal the controversy over how the Board should enforce compliance and examine the effects of collective bargaining on compliance. The final section questions the purpose of the law and recommends several amendments. The text of the "50% law" is appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.
Identifiers: California; Legislative History
Note: Report prepared for the meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Millbrae, CA, March 19-20, 1981); discussed as Agenda Item 6.