Oppose Proposed Consolidation of Categorical Program Funding

Resolution Number
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Legislative and Advocacy Committee
State and Legislative Issues
Status Report

The position was shared at Consultation Council in regard to the budget for the 2018-19 year.

Whereas, The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office recently distributed a survey [1] 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.


1. https://asccc.org/sites/default/files/February%2028%202018%20Memo%20.pdf