ERIC Number: ED354055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan-14
Reference Count: N/A
California Community Colleges State and Federal Legislative Programs, 1993.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.
A major component of the legislative function of the Board of Governors (BOG) of the California Community Colleges (CCC), as mandated in Assembly Bill 1725, is the adoption of an annual state and federal legislative program. This program formalizes the legislative thrust of the BOG and is intended to set forth systematic legislative and budgetary priorities developed as a result of consultation with districts, statewide organizations, and other interested parties. In developing the 1993 legislative program, the officers of the BOG met with officers of the CCC Trustees association to discuss legislative priorities and then carried out an extensive consultation and review process. The resulting 1993 legislative program includes state and federal initiatives. State-level initiatives, grouped by functional areas of college mission, access, governance, fiscal policy, and educational quality, include the following: (1) designate the community colleges as the state's primary delivery system for work force training and retraining; (2) rescind the differential fee for students holding baccalaureate or higher degrees; (3) reduce the total number of state mandates the system is required to address; and (4) exempt community colleges from payment of state and local taxes. The federal initiatives contained in the legislative program include seeking technical amendments to Title 4 of the Higher Education Act to protect Pell grant eligibility for low-income community college students, and supporting efforts to identify a community college staff specialist in the post-secondary education unit of the Department of Education. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.