Whereas, The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office recently distributed a survey  to the system about the consolidation of categorical programs to prepare a proposal for the May revision to the Governor’s 2018-19 budget proposal;
Whereas, Categorical programs were established to guarantee support services and open access to students with disabilities and students who are educationally and financially disadvantaged;
Whereas, Consolidation of categorical program funding could easily result in a reduction of services for the colleges’ most marginalized and disproportionately impacted students; and
Whereas, Each categorical program requires continued funding so that colleges comply with state and federal directives;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose any consolidation of categorical programs’ funds because it diminishes the colleges’ ability to meet their commitment to student success; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges continue to advocate for the protection of marginalized groups.