Budget Information

Budget Information

Questions & Answers

Please select from the topics listed below for more information. If you don't see the topic you are interested in, please email us from the link at the bottom of the page.

Updated 6/17/11


Also, please visit the District's FAQ Web Site for more information

1320 - Part Time Faculty


Board of Trustees Presentations




Deficit Factor

Fees - Non-resident Tuition

Full Time Faculty Obligation


Health Benefits

May Revise Mid Year Cuts


Revenue and Distribution of Expenses


1320 - Part Time Faculty Costs

The 1320 acronym simply reflects the account object code used to pay part time faculty.  So whenever you hear 1320, just substitute part time faculty teaching costs and it will be the same designation.  The importance of the 1320 budget is that the scheduling and enrollment management changes each quarter are managed by adjusting the part time faculty assignments in the numerous academic departments to respond to student demand for classes.  As demand increases more part time faculty are hired to teach the classes, conversely, when demand softens fewer part time faculty are hired to teach in that academic department.

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Please click here for an explanation of the process.


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Oftentimes employees ask why we cannot use Measure C and E (bond) money to solve budget shortfalls. The bond money is restricted by law to only be used for capital outlay projects and the incidental costs of professionals devoted to the implementation of those capital outlay projects.  These projects are paid for by bonds, which are sold by the district to raise money for designated capital projects and paid back by the taxpayers of our district over a (roughly) 30 year time period.  Consequently, these dollars cannot be used to pay any operating expenses.  The Citizens Bond Oversight Committee meets on a regular basis to ensure that all expenditures for bond projects meet the legal state and local requirements for expenditures of these bond monies.

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Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)

See the District's information on COLA vs. salaries and benefits.

Click here for an explanation of the COLA, apportionment & growth process.


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The percentage by which an expected allocation of funds to a school district or county office of education is reduced. The state may apply deficit factors to revenue limits and categorical programs when the appropriation is insufficient based on the funding formulas specified by law.



Please click here for an explanation of non-resident tuition.


There is a state regulation that requires community college districts to hire a minimum number of full time (FT) faculty each year. There are penalties for not having the required FTFO.

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The situation is very fluid with changes to the budget being discussed everyday. For the latest information on the state budget please go to the latest news page.

Please click here for an explanation of growth and apportionment.

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Health Benefits

Please click here to see the District's information on this topic.

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De Anza College has been the sponsor of a Statewide Job training program known as Job Corps.   This program was constructed to provide job training at a number of different sites in the State.  The faculty were hired as part time faculty through De Anza, the students received academic credit, an administrative fee was paid to a vendor for coordinating the program, providing equipment, facilities and supplies, and the college received apportionment money to fund the program.  A recent internal review by the college determined that the new state guidelines would not allow this type of program to continue.  Consequently, the program was discontinued at almost all of the sites effective in the Winter Quarter 2009.  


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Layoffs (Personnel Reductions)

Please click here for information from the District on this topic


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For the latest information on the state budget please go to the latest news page.


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FHDA Revenue & Distribution Of Expenses

It is always useful to remind ourselves that we are absolutely dependent on FTES (enrollment) for our revenue.   You will see from the attached chart that 99% of our general fund revenue is generated by FTES.  That is why there is so much emphasis on FTES.  The pie chart on expenses displays the breakdown of categories of expense, but highlights that 84% of the district expenses are used for salaries and benefits of employees.

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Continuous State/District Budget Cycle:

  • Governor’s budget presented in January
  • Legislative hearings January through April
  • Governor issues May revise
  • Tentative district budget presented to board of trustees in May
  • Legislature (scheduled to) approve state budget June 15
  • Governor (scheduled to) approve state budget by June 30
  • Board adopts district budget in September  

Budget Information
email Email:
Pippa Gibson
Phone: 408.864.8936

Last Updated: 6/17/11