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ERIC Number: ED257490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Pre- and Post-Proposition 13 Budgets for Cabrillo Community College District: A Comparison Study.
Astor, Bart
The passage of the Jarvis-Gann initiative (Proposition 13) in California made it illegal for community colleges to tax local homeowners for the purpose of increasing revenue. The impact on the colleges of decreased local revenues was drastic, though less than had been predicted. In 1979, the districts received funding which was 85% of the level of the previous year. At Cabrillo College, cuts were instituted totalling $2.8 million to achieve a 25% reduction in projected revenue. The priority status of every institutional area was dependent on how closely it supported the college's central function of teaching and learning. Salaries were reduced by 9.1% in 1978-79. Since personnel expenses accounted for 80% of expenditures and since, by 1981, non-personnel expenses had been cut to a bare minimum, the administration was forced to cut salaries: in 1981-82 there was no cost of living adjustment and both classified and certificated personnel were reduced. Other changes were an increase in the state portion of community college revenue from 41% in 1977-78 to 71% in 1981-82 and a decline in local revenue from 59% in 1977-78 to 20% in 1981-82. One effect of the cutbacks in local support of community colleges has been to effectively eliminate local fiscal control and to increase state authority over the colleges. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cabrillo Coll., Aptos, CA.