Board Approves the College Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 – 2017

The budget approved by the Shoreline Community College Board of Trustees allows the college to operate into the new, 2016-2017 fiscal year.

At their regular meeting on June 22, the board first approved a budget as proposed by President Cheryl Roberts and staff for the fiscal year 2016-17 which starts on July 1. That financial plan includes an operating budget of $44 million. The total budget, excluding the capital budget, is $54 million.

In a study session presentation to the board members prior to approval, Executive Director of Budget and Capital Dawn Vinberg outlined the proposed 2016 – 2017 budget that was adopted later in the regular session. The study session highlighted the New Allocation Model being used for the first time this July 1st.  The study session also outlined a high-level overview of our current economic environment, the transparent budget process we use at Shoreline, and our work to align this year’s new investments into our recently finalized Five-Year Strategic Plan.

Two other budget-related items were separately approved by the trustees.

First were three proposed fee changes. The Health Occupations division is increasing their application fee by $5 to cover the cost of processing, evaluating, and responding to the numerous students interested in studying in the field. Fee changes were approved for the Parent-Child Center on campus and course fees for some automotive and manufacturing classes.

The second item was the Services and Activities (S&A) budget. The fee, administered by student government, is the primary source of funding for many student programs and clubs, including athletic teams. The proposed budget of $1.4M was approved.

A copy of the Budget Presentation can be found on the meeting packets page of the Board website and specific information on strategic action plan requests and operational requests will be forthcoming next week. As of Monday, June 27th, the detailed information will be located on the website for the Strategic Planning and Budget Committee and this will be announced in a follow-up article.

Additional questions can be forwarded to the Campus Budget Office at sccbudget@shoreline.edu.

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