Whereas California community colleges are facing a funding problem that affects our instructional programs in noncredit and impacts our students every day, and
Whereas the current noncredit FTES allocation of $1,786 is inadequate to address the needs of noncredit students, and
Whereas the current ADA allocation for adult education is $1,924, and
Whereas there is currently an opportunity to solve this problem in the Governor's budget for next year,
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Governor and the legislature to increase California Community Colleges' noncredit FTES funding rate to equal adult education in order to meet the educational needs of noncredit students.
The Legislative Committee worked with the Legislature on AB 2398. However, the bill was vetoed by the Governor. The committee will continue to work on this issue with the Legislature and California Advocates. Update 6/25/2015: The ASCCC continues to advocate for higher noncredit funding rates.