Restoration of CalWORKs Funding

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Budget and Finance

Whereas, The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids (CalWORKs) program includes opportunities for those on welfare programs (such as TANF) to achieve self-sufficiency through a community college education that includes the development of workplace skills;

Whereas, The CalWORKs program, despite its limitations, has succeeded in helping many students become productive citizens; and

Whereas, State funds for CalWORKs services on community college campuses has been drastically reduced to the point where these services may be eliminated;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate reaffirm resolution 5.06 S02 urging the Governor and Legislature to restore CalWORKs funding to the levels of the 2001-2002 budget; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate work with other interested groups to continue to highlight the value of the CalWORKs services provided by California community colleges. MSC Disposition: Board of Governors, Chancellor's Office, Local Senates

Status Report: 

A System priority in budget negotiations with the Legislature, existing funding was protected.