|Budget Issue:||50 Percent Law|
|Program:||California Community Colleges|
|Finding or Recommendation:||Give districts more ability to hire faculty that provide direct support services to students by including expenditures on counselors and librarians as part of instructional costs. Alternatively, suspend the law until 2012-13.|
Please see the "Modifying 50 Percent Law to Enhance Support Services" section of our report, The 2010-11 Budget: Higher Education.