In the summer of 2015, the KCCD Chancellor asked the District Consultation Council to assemble a workgroup to conduct a third evaluation of the District-wide Unrestricted Fund Budget Allocation Model (BAM). The District Budget Committee was established in fall 2017 per the BAM Evaluation III Committee’s (“BEC”) recommendation. Responsibilities include the review of District-wide processes related to budget development to make recommendations to impact long term operations or allocations. The Committee's charge is to:
• Review annual District-wide budget development premises
• Review long-term trends in District-wide fiscal health
The review of the annual District-wide budget development premises necessitated a detail analysis of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office funding CCCCO (Schedule C Allocation to audited financials), KCCD District carryover, and annual allocations. To discuss the trends impacting the long-term District-wide fiscal health, the subcommittee focused on maintaining KCCD’s fiscal stability while ensuring adequate college funding levels. Simply put, the discussion evaluated the process of aligning financial capacity with long-term service objectives. The evaluation process included reviewing all the California community colleges ending fund balance for the last three years for benchmarking purposes. KCCD is consistently ranked as having one of the top five highest ending unrestricted fund balance.