|Budget Issue:||Categorical-program flexibility|
|Program:||California Community Colleges|
|Finding or Recommendation:||Approve the Governor's 2011-12 budget proposal to extend categorical-program flexibility through 2014-15 (rather than through 2012-13 under current law), so as to provide colleges an opportunity to create a multi-year plan for allocating resources. Alternatively, enact legislation to allow colleges to use these categorical-program funds for any educational purpose (such as to offer additional course sections) through 2014-15.|
Please see this section of our 2010-11 Budget: Higher Education report for an overview of categorical-program flexibility.