ERIC Number: ED206333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May-1
Reference Count: 0
Districts' Request for Exemption to Fifty Percent Law for 1979-80 Fiscal Year.
Freitas, Joseph M.; And Others
This report summarizes California Education Code Section 84362, which obligates each community college district in the state to annually expend 50% of its current expense of education for the salaries of classroom instructors, and explains the regulations used by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to implement this statute. After defining the concepts, "current expense of education" and "salaries of classroom instructors," the report describes the three-year cycle under which the 50% Law is implemented and the sequence of events which occur during this period. The last three sections of the report examine bases for exemption, plans for compliance with the statute, and the process for determining the comparability of community college districts in terms of average daily attendance (ADA), current expense of education, ratio of state and local income to ADA, ratio of weekly student contact hours to faculty full-time equivalents, median salary paid, ratio of maintenance of operation of plant cost to ADA, ratio of part-time certificated instructional staff to full-time certificated instructional staff, ratio of part-time weekly faculty contact hours to full-time weekly faculty contact hours, ratio of part-time to full-time students, ratio of total student enrollment to ADA, and average class size. The report is appended by analyses of eight district applications for exemption from the requirements of the 50% Law. (AYC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.
Identifiers: California; Fifty Percent Law (California)
Note: Report prepared for discussion as Agenda Item 3 at the Meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Laguna Hills, CA, April 30, 1981 and Mission Viejo, CA, May 1, 1981).