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Budget Allocation Model Task Force

In 2010 / 2011 the Peralta Community College District through a shared governance process created a Budget Allocation Model that was guided by SB 361. The Budget Allocation Model was most recently updated on December 17, 2014. This Budget Allocation Model can be found at the following link: Budget Allocation Model

 

The Budget Allocation Model represents the cumulative work of the Planning and Budgeting Council during the 2010-11 academic year which included regularly scheduled monthly meetings, two budget allocation model workshops, and the subcommittee work of the facilitators and Vice Chancellor of Finance. Subsequently, the model has been improved during each academic year (2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, and again during 2014-15).

 

The Guiding Principles for the Budget Allocation Model are as follows:

  • Simple and easy to understand
  • Provides financial stability
  • Provides for a reserve in accordance with PCCD Board policy
  • Provides clear accountability
  • Provides for periodic review and revision
  • Utilizes conservative revenue projections
  • Maintains autonomous decision making at the college level
  • Provides some services centralized at the District Office
  • Is responsive to the district’s and colleges’ planning processes

 

In the Fall of 2015, the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration, with the approval of the Planning and Budgeting Council, established the Budget Allocation Model Task Force. This Task Force is charged with reviewing the district’s current budget allocation model and making recommendations to the Planning and Budgeting Council to enhance the equitable distribution of resources to the four Peralta Colleges.

 

At their first meeting, the Budget Allocation Model Task Force set the following goals:

  1. Become conversant with current BAM
  2. Share an understanding of budgeting language
  3. Determine if BAM is the right model for the district
  4. Identify disparities/ inequities in current model
  5. Identify level of understanding across District of BAM.

 

The following posted documents show the work of the Task Force since its inception.

  • Since 1964, the Peralta Community College District - comprised of Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College - has served the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont by providing 25,000 students each semester with a range of educational programs and life-long learning opportunities.
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