Whereas, Various individuals and constituencies within the California Community College System have proposed temporary flexibility regarding compliance with requirements related to allocation of funding for categorical programs;
Whereas, Categorical programs were originally established because of a need to ensure that certain support services would be guaranteed; and
Whereas, The proposed temporary flexibility regarding expenditures for categorical programs could easily result in permanent reductions in categorical funding;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose flexibility regarding expenditures for categorical programs because it degrades local commitments to ensure the success of all students; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges continue to advocate for restoration of full categorical funding to meet the mandates for categorical programs.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates, Consultation Council, Board of Governors
The Senate continues to advocated for full funding of categorical programs during every budget cycle.