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Cashing in on the deficit

The fall semester has officially started and marks the beginning of a new school year for many students at City College. It also marks the implementation of Gov. Jerry
Brown’s budget, signed into law in June 2011, which left the fall class schedule short 129 classes when compared to fall 2010.

According to Los Rios Community College District Vice Chancellor Susie Williams, Brown’s budget slashed $400 million from the budgets of community colleges and called for fee increases from $26 to $36 per unit of instruction.

This was a significant improvement from the worstcase scenario presented by Brown that could have hacked upwards of $790 million from community college budgets across California.

According to Vice President of Instruction Mary Turner, after the budget was passed and signed, community college budgets weren’t cut as deeply as originally planned, thanks in part to fewer cuts to community college budgets at the state level and reductions to Los Rios budgets at the district level.

“I would estimate that we reduced our fall schedule initially by over 270 sections [classes],” Turner said.

According to Turner, City College was able to add 141 classes back into the fall 2011 schedule. The end result is roughly 5,000 more student class enrollments.

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“We determined that we would rather pull out as many classes as possible before students had an opportunity to register,” Turner said. “We felt it would be much better for us and for the students.”

According to City College Director,Manager I, and VP Robert Martinelli, the district took a balanced approach to budget cuts that “affected virtually all aspects of college and district operations” Martinelli said the district’s discretionary fund was reduced by 12.5 percent, which cut operating budgets across the board in a balanced way.

“[City College] made reductions to classified staff positions, faculty and administrators,” Martinelli said. “All of these reductions were achieved through attrition, which means that no permanent employee lost his or her job.”

According to Williams, when the Legislature finalized the budget, it did so assuming the state would receive an additional $4 billion in revenues. However, if these revenues weren’t achieved, “safeguards” were put in place that called for an increase in fees from $36 to $46 a unit beginning Jan. 1, 2012.

“It looks as though the state is not going to achieve $4 billion in increased revenues,” Williams said. “So community colleges are now preparing for further mid-year budget cuts that would occur in January.”

According to Williams, administrators are working closely with the Legislature to avoid fee increases in January, but more won’t be known on that subject until December.

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