ERIC Number: ED477916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-6
First Report to the Legislature on Status of Systemwide Investigation of College/High School Concurrent Enrollment.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
This is a report on the investigation of allegations that some California Community Colleges (CCC) improperly claimed state funds for high school students enrolled in classes that did not meet legal requirements for concurrent enrollment. The Orange County Register began investigating a complaint involving an Orange County college district in the summer of 2002. During the 5-year period from 1997-98 through 2001-02, concurrent enrollment programs in California expanded from 25,700 to 56,100 special admit FTES. This rapid expansion has been more pronounced in about 20% of the system's 72 districts, and particularly with respect to physical education programs. The Chancellor's Office and the Department of Finance jointly decided on this review as the initial phase of assessment of the problem. The review examined all course sections that had an enrollment of at least 50% special admit students and conformed to 1 of 2 other specifications. This document summarizes the overall findings for all 72 districts. The preliminary investigation found that at least 6,300 FTES were not compliant with current statutes and regulations, although not all of these received state funding. Therefore, the amount subject to recovery is limited to $3 million. The report also lists districts that identified unclaimable FTES but did not revise the apportionment claims. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.