Whereas, The California Community Colleges Task Force on Student Success (established in response to Senate Bill 1143, Liu, 2010) recommendation 7.1 (as of September 30, 2011) calls to “Revise funding for the Chancellor’s Office by financing the office through alternative means, possibly through the use of ongoing Proposition 98 funding, to be taken from the community colleges share of the Proposition 98 guarantee, or a fee-based system”;
Whereas, To ensure an educated citizenry, the voters of California specifically created and approved Proposition 98 to assure that their tax dollars went to local education versus funding state agencies, and this task force proposal directly undermines the intent of that public policy; and
Whereas, Current economic times are among the most fiscally challenging of any in the State of California’s long history, which has left colleges critically unable to meet their communities’ needs;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose the California Community Colleges Task Force on Student Success recommendation 7.1 (as of September 30, 2011) to redirect Prop 98 funds or to impose a fee-based system for Chancellor’s Office operations and activities.
This recommendation was removed.