ERIC Number: ED462099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Los Angeles Community College District: Proposed Reforms Have Not Fully Addressed Past Problems and Create a New Set of Challenges.
California State Office of the Auditor General, Sacramento.
This report was conducted by the California State Auditor to examine the fiscal problems facing the Los Angeles Community College District. It is divided into four chapters. Chapter 1, "Costly Policies and Poor Management Have Led to the District's Deteriorating Fiscal Condition," describes the financial downturn the district has experienced since 1995. Findings implicate ineffective budgeting practices, lack of accountability, and poor management and planning as reasons for the problems. Chapter 2, "Limited State and Local Funding Contributes to the Deteriorated Physical Condition of Facilities in the Los Angeles Community College District," addresses the fact that external funding has not kept up with the needs of the institutions. The auditors suggest that the district be more proactive in its capital outlay planning and align its maintenance project priorities with those of the states to ensure funding. Chapter 3, "Current Reforms Have Yet To Resolve the District's Fiscal Problems and Will Create New Challenges," highlights the recent reform movement toward decentralizing administration. Although such reform was implemented to combat previous fiscal challenges, it has been ineffective thus far and has introduced additional concerns to the system. Chapter 4, "Conclusion and Recommendations," offers several suggestions for approaching and improving the financial situation. The district's response to the audit and the auditor's ensuing comments are appended. (JCC)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Community Colleges, Educational Economics, Educational Planning, Finance Reform, Financial Audits, Financial Policy, Financial Problems, Institutional Administration, Money Management, Two Year Colleges
California State Auditor, Bureau of State Audits, 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95814 ($3). Tel: 916-445-0255; Web site: http://www.bsa.ca.gov/bsa/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Office of the Auditor General, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)