ERIC Number: ED259796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Principles for Community College Finance: Discussion Paper.
Keating, Joseph P.
In preparation for the 1987 demise of the current community college funding mechanism in California, this discussion paper reviews the current fiscal situation in the state and considers the needs that should be addressed in the finance mechanism that would become effective in July 1987. Background information is presented on the history of the California community college system. A discussion of community college finance focuses on the three primary sources of funding: student enrollment fees (4.5% of the total general appportionment funds in 1984-85), local property taxes (27.9%), and state appropriations (67.6%). A history of changes in community college funding is presented, including a chronology of the legislation determining funding mechanisms since 1907. Following a discussion of the principles of community college finance adopted by the Board of Governors in December 1982, the paper examines current financial problems and possible solutions. The Board of Governors' finance principles for community colleges are appended. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: California