Raising System Funding to Parity with National Average

Spring
2001
Resolution Number: 
05.03
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Budget and Finance
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The model of program-based funding is intended to achieve specific goals established by AB 1725;

Whereas, These goals have not been met because inadequate funding from the Legislature and the Governor has placed California community colleges among the lowest per-student funding rate in the nation; and

Whereas, Great disparity exists even within the state in the funding of districts of diverse socio-economic make-up;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge the Legislature to fund California community colleges at no less than the national average (currently $6,250 per FTES).

Recommendation: 
I recommend that this be found not feasible, especially given the specific FTES amount provided in the resolution. The current economic situation precludes any such movement in FTES funding for many years to come. (mwl 2009)
Status Report: 

The funding model for the community colleges was amended with SB361.