Whereas, Multiple reports indicate that, since 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused learning loss and educational disruption that has resulted in alarming declines in K-12 student mathematics and English scores, chronic absenteeism, lack of student engagement, and mental health challenges, negatively affecting student success and exacerbating longstanding equity gaps  ;
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has urged all stakeholders to address COVID-19 related learning disruption to provide all students with access to a community college education by offering adequate math and English courses to serve the needs of all students, especially those who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic (Resolution F21 20.01 Improve Math and English Outcomes by Expanding Access and Addressing COVID-19 Related Learning Disruption );
Whereas, The 2022–2023 state budget provides $650 million in one-time funding to establish the California Community College COVID-19 Recovery Block Grant, with the intention that funds are used for activities that directly support community college students and mitigate learning losses related to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic (see California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, Memo Number: FS22-10 California Community College COVID-19 Recovery Block Grant ); and
Whereas, Local districts must engage in collegial consultation with local academic senates on “policies regarding student preparation and success” and “processes for institutional planning and budget development'' (California Code of Regulations, title 5, §53200. Definitions );
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local academic senates to engage in collegial consultation with their districts to prioritize countering the effects of learning disruption in the budgeting of their COVID-19 Recovery Block Grant funds.
 Esquivel, P. and Blume, H. (September 2, 2022). Worst national reading and math scores in decades show large pandemic-fueled equity gaps. Los Angeles Times. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-09-02/worst-reading-and-math-scores-in-decades-fueled-by-pandemic. Reading and mathematics scores decline during COVID-19 pandemic. NAEP Long-Term Trend Assessment Results: Reading and Mathematics. The Nation’s Report Card. https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/highlights/ltt/2022/.
Educational Recovery Now: LA’s Children and Schools Need a Comprehensive Plan-2021. (2022). Great Public Schools Now. https://gpsnla.org/educationalrecoverynow/.
 Resolution F21 20.01 Improve Math and English Outcomes by Expanding Access and Addressing COVID-19 Related Learning Disruption: https://asccc.org/resolutions/improve-math-and-english-outcomes-expanding-access-and-addressing-covid-19-related.
 California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, Memo Number: FS22-10 California Community College COVID-19 Recovery Block Grant, found in the 2022-23 California Community Colleges Compendium of Allocations and Resources at https://www.cccco.edu/-/media/CCCCO-Website/College-Finance-and-Facilities/Budget-News/2022-23-Compendium-of-Allocations-and-Resources/2022-Compendium-of-Allocations-and-Resources-_August-2022-Final---ADA-Fixes.pdf?la=en&hash=5F87F0F5CD008C31E64270BF38A20DE270E10711 (see p. 78).
 California Code of Regulations, title 5, §53200. Definitions: https://govt.westlaw.com/calregs/Document/I604256434C6911EC93A8000D3A7C4BC3?viewType=FullText&originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default).