ELAC Budget Committee aims to fix school funding

September 20, 2018

By Miguel Barrigan  The Budget Committee discussed their goal of preparing for the implementation of the new funding formula on Monday. The new formula is the way the state will decide how to fund colleges and their respective districts. It will be based on a point system split in three categories according to: current students enrolled, number of students receiving financial aid, and how well students are performing. Alan Khuu,…

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Budget meeting focuses on completion, enrollment

February 28, 2018

By Vicky Nguyen The East Los Angeles College budget committee voted Monday to prioritize a new state formula to help students earn degrees and certificates faster. Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed California 2018-19 budget  includes a new California Community College funding formula. If approved by state legislature, the new CCC funding formula would take into account student income and completion of programs in addition to enrollment. “Now, it’s more about graduating…

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Enrollment dip discussed during budget meeting

By Dorany Pineda The College Budget Committee reviewed the enrollment outlook for the fall 2017 semester on Monday and found it had decreased. The  Fall 2017 Credit Enrollment Comparison found a nine percent dip in student enrollment this semester compared to enrollment in 2016’s fall semester. The drop from fall 2016’s 30,011 students to the current 25,585 is due mostly to a low unemployment rate and a problematic Student Information…

September 20, 2017
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Budget committee prepares for department requests

 By Russell Zazueta Unfunded augmentation requests were under review during a meeting held by the East Los Angeles College Budget Committee on Monday.    These requests for the 2016-2017 fiscal year will be presented before the ELAC Shared Governance Council (ESGC) to vote on. A UAR is when a department chair needs an increase in their department’s budget, needs more materials and supplies or needs to add faculty or staff…

September 21, 2016
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Budget Committee plans future funding for South Gate campus

By Jade Inglada The Budget Committee discussed the idea of creating a separate budget for the South Gate Educational Center to support its growth. “One of the recommendations from the South Gate Task Force was for the Budget Committee to talk about the possibility of creating an allocation specific to South Gate,” Armida Ornelas, Los Angeles College Faculty Guild Chapter President, said. Vice President of Administrative Services Ann Tomlinson said…

June 2, 2015
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East Los Angeles College plans for new hires

By Julianne Obregon  The Budget Committee plans to expand staff, faculty and deans for the 2015-16 school year. The committee shared its budget plans during the College Forum on Budget Priorities for first year 2015-16 May 18. “There is no way we can manage this campus by having less staff,” East Los Angeles College president Marvin Martinez said. Vice president of Workforce Education Laura Ramirez hopes to hire three deans…

June 1, 2015
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