ERIC Number: ED238492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Consequences of 1983-84 Budget Cuts for California Community Colleges.
Hayward, Gerald C.
This report from the Chancellor to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges highlights the consequences of 1983-84 budget cuts for the state's community colleges. First, the projected effects of the Governor's veto of $232 million in community college funding are outlined, i.e., a 12% decline in real buying power for the colleges which would result in the cancellation of 15,000 course sections, the laying off of 10,000 mainly part-time and classified employees, and a loss of 163,000 students. Next, the actual effects of the 1983-84 budget cuts on fall 1983 enrollment are specified, including a 8.3% decline in enrollments statewide; an enrollment decline in 68 colleges and increased enrollment in 5; a drop of 117,000 students in statewide enrollment; and greatest enrollment losses among students over 50 years of age and those taking less than three units. The following section provides preliminary estimates of the impact of the year's budget cuts in terms of reductions in expenditures, classes, and staff. These include largest cuts in part-time faculty, increased deficit spending pointing to larger reductions for 1984-85, and negative ending balances for many districts. The report concludes with a number of specific case examples which highlight the human effects of budget reductions. Detailed data on fall 1983 enrollments, changes between 1982 and 1983, and impact of revenue reduction actions for fiscal year 1983-84 are appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Note: Discussed at a Meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Oakland, CA, December 8-9, 1983). For a related document, see ED 232 746.