Oppose Potential Permanent Elimination of all Categorical Funding

Spring
2011
Resolution Number: 
05.03
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Budget and Finance
Status: 
Completed

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

Status Report: 

The Senate continues to advocated for full funding of categorical programs during every budget cycle.