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Chapter 9. Fiscal Support Subchapter 8. Program-Based Funding Article 1. General Provisions   

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(a) General funding for community college districts shall be prior year general apportionment revenue (state and local) adjusted for any amount attributed to a deficit mechanism, with revenue adjustments being made for inflation, increases or decreases in FTES (Full-Time Equivalent Student) and such other adjustments as are authorized by law.

(b) The funding mechanism for community college districts shall be based on the principles contained in Education Code sections 84750.5 and 84760.5, and such other categories of operation as may, from time to time, be determined by the Legislature.

(c) The funding mechanism for community college noncredit activities shall be as specified in section 84750.5(d)(2) of the Education Code.

(d) The following funding rates apply to the specified workload measures as follows:

(1) The marginal funding rate for credit revenue per FTES shall be not less than four thousand three hundred sixty-seven dollars ($4,367), to be revised per the recognized change in the cost-of-living specified in subsequent annual Budget Acts.

(2) The marginal funding rate for noncredit revenue per FTES shall be not less than two thousand six hundred twenty-six dollars ($2,626), to be revised per the recognized change in the cost-of-living specified in subsequent annual Budget Acts.

(3) The marginal funding rate for career development and college preparation FTES may be at a uniform rate of three thousand ninety two dollars ($3,092), to be revised per the recognized change in the cost-of-living specified in subsequent annual Budget Acts. This funding authorization is contingent on an adequate appropriation dedicated for this purpose in the annual budget.

(4) Changes in FTES shall result in adjustments to credit, noncredit, and career development and college preparation revenues based on the respective marginal funding rates for credit, noncredit, and career development and college preparation FTES.

(A) Increases in FTES shall result in an increase in its respective revenue in the year of the increase and at its associated marginal rate per FTES, including any cost-of-living adjustment authorized by statute or by the annual Budget Act.

(B) Decreases in FTES shall result in a revenue reduction for its respective workload in the year following the decrease and at its associated marginal rate per FTES.

(e) Nothing in these regulations for state apportionment allocation shall require district governing boards to expend allocated revenues in specified categories of operation or according to workload measures contained herein.

(f) The Chancellor may develop and provide for district use, any procedures, processes and formulas he or she deems necessary to the utilization of the criteria and standards specified herein.

Authority cited:

Education Code 66700

Education Code 70901

Education Code 84750.5

Reference:

Education Code 84750.5

Education Code 84760.5

(Added by Register 2007, No. 35.)