ERIC Number: ED256435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: N/A
Acceptable Reimbursable Costs Guidelines in Determining Community Services Fees.
Petersen, Allan; And Others
Guidelines for California's community colleges are proposed with respect to acceptable reimbursable costs in determining community services fees. These guidelines are offered in the aftermath of the 1984 passage of an amendment to the Education Code, section 78305, which prohibits expenditures of State General Fund monies to establish and maintain community services classes and which mandates the adoption of guidelines defining acceptable reimbursable costs for which a fee might be charged. First, the report addresses three issues to put the requirements of the amended code provision in perspective: (1) a definition of community services; (2) a funding history of community services programs; and (3) an examination of existing funding patterns. Next, recommendations and guidelines for future funding are provided, including the proposals that the costs considered for reimbursement should be limited to direct costs, direct support costs, and certain indirect support costs; that in applying the recommended guidelines local districts should consider the class costs; and that in as much as the amendment to the Education Code prohibits the use of State General Funds for the support of community services offerings, decisions about other sources of support for community services should remain with local districts. Information on the regulatory and statutory authority for community services programs is appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: California