REDWOODS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT BUDGET PLANNING COMMITTEE (BPC) November 20, 2009 9:00 a.m. Eureka Campus – LRC 107 Notes PRESENT Vinci Adams, Ruth Bettenhausen, Dan Calderwood, Michael Dennis, Melissa Green, Julia Morrison, Lorie Walsh NEW BUSINESS Ruth noted that she has requested that the Academic Senate appoint a faculty member to serve as co-chair to the Budget Planning Committee (BPC) however, at this time no one has been appointed. ADOPTED 2009-10 BUDGET Ruth stated that the Annual Plan (Final Budget 2009-10) was reviewed and approved by the Board of Trustees at the September 14, 2009, regular board meeting. The General Fund is a combination of fund 10 and 15, which consists of restricted and unrestricted funds. The president broke out fund 15 which included enrollment growth funds. The focus of this committee for the most part is on fund 10. FUTURE FORECASTED UNRESTRICTED GENERAL FUND 10 & 15 There will be a revenue calculation for 2010-11 based on recommendations from the Presidents Cabinet and State budget bulletins. The BPC revenue forecast calculation will be forwarded to cabinet for review in January 2010, if approved by cabinet it will then be forwarded to the Board of Trustees. The base rate for funding for Full Time Enrolled Students (FTES), has been cut by the chancellor’s office by 3.9%. Last year the district received full growth funding of FTES, however, there currently is no funding available from the state for future enrollment growth. The majority of the district’s revenues are designated to specific use funds and the back-up reserve is the 5% reserve budgeted from the general fund (fund10) and the employee benefit trust fund. There was discussion about the trust and concern that these funds could be depleted. Ruth noted that the board of trustees made a very conscientious and far-sighted decision in creating the trust and that this is a temporary fix until the economy rebounds. The Budget Planning Committee needs to submit a revenue projection for next year based on: student/faculty ratio number of sections taught by full and part-time faculty possible issues with health care can the district continue to support FTES that are currently forecast The next BPC meeting to be scheduled in January will focus on developing Budget Assumptions for FY2010-11 and preliminary General Fund Revenue projections. After some discussion it was agreed that the next BPC meeting would be scheduled the week before classes start. The committee will determine the Spring 2010 meeting schedule at this meeting as the faculty members class schedules need to be taken into consideration. ADJOURN The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a.m.