ERIC Number: ED222208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Community College Finance for 1983-84.
Keating, Joseph P.
Background information is presented for use by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges Budget and Finance Committee in developing principles for allocating state funds to community college districts in 1983-84 and in the future. First, committee tasks and objectives are outlined, and the major issues affecting the allocation of state funds are specified, including equity, stability, and continuity of funding, and the provision of revenues to meet high priority program needs. Next, 11 observations are made regarding funding levels, potential changes in funding, and likely effects on programs. Then, the existing policy of the Board of Governors is presented, including the long-term finance plan for the 1980s, which identifies goals and priorities of assuring stability, maintaining community-oriented missions, emphasizing accountability, and retaining open admissions. In addition, a brief description of the 1981 finance plan is provided. After a discussion of the evolution of state funding policies during the last decade, the existing funding mechanism used in the community college system is explained. Next, alternative methods of financing community colleges are discussed, including negotiated budgets, foundation programs, a unit rate formula, and cost-based program funding. Finally, the funding methods used by the K-12 system, community colleges, and the California State University and the University of California systems are reviewed. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Note: Discussed as Agenda Item 5 at the meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Los Angeles, CA, October 28-29, 1982).