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Budget Updates 2018-2019

Due to declining enrollment, the Foothill-De Anza Community College District (FHDA) began the 2017/18 FY with a structural operating deficit of $10.3 million.

To counter this, the district identified a budget reduction strategy that included: 

  • District-wide reductions of: -$2M for 2017/18, -$3M for 2018/19, and -$5M for 2019/20.
  • Due to the further decline in FTES, the District recommended an additional reduction of -$7.6M in the third year bringing the total reduction for 2019/20 to -$12.6M.
  • Distribution of reductions is 35% Foothill, 50% De Anza, and 15% District.
  • Foothill’s share of the reduction is $6.16M.
  • As of July 1, 2018, Foothill implemented $1.75M reductions in three areas: Finance, Marketing & President's Office; Instruction & Workforce; and Student Services.
  • Foothill College is in the process of obtaining a recommendation for the additional $4.4M in budget reductions to meet the college's target.


The college is soliciting feedback at various governance meetings and via this feedback form

The district and the college are also holding town hall meetings to discuss the budget and upcoming reductions. 

The budget estimates were based on enrollment projections and financial conditions that are constantly shifting and are subject to change.

Important Dates & Deadlines

July 1, 2018: Budget Reductions for Years 1 & 2 (total of $1,750,000) must be identified.

October 3, 2018: District Budget Town Hall.

October 5, 2018: Governance Council meeting

October 19, 2018: Council approves minutes from Oct. 5 meeting.

October 24, 2018: College Budget Town Hall in Hearthside Room, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

November 2, 2018: Additional $4,410,000 for Year 3 reductions shall be identified.

Winter Quarter 2019: Town Hall dates to be announced.

Spring Quarter 2019: Town Hall dates to be announced.

July 1, 2019: Year 1, 2 & 3 cuts must be fully implemented.

*Based on FTES figures and financial outlook.

CCCCO New Funding Formula

  • The California Community College Chancellor's Office's (CCCCO) new funding formula will also impact the District budget.
  • The new formula will go into effect after the 2018/19 fiscal year, however the CCCCO has granted a three year hold-harmless provision to allow community colleges and districts to adjust their budgets accordingly.
  • The new funding formula encourages access for underrepresented students, supports low income students, rewards colleges for improving student success metrics, and improves overall equity and predictability so districts and colleges can better plan their instruction and support programs.

For additional information see the Key Documents listed below.

Key Documents


2017/18 FHDA District Adopted Budget

PaRC meeting June 6, 2018, Budget Update

CCCCO Funding Formula FAQ May 22, 2018

State Chancellor's Recommendations on Funding

Overview of Proposed Changes to CCC Funding Formula

California Legislative Analyst's Office, The 2018/19 Budget: Overview

Community College League of California, Governor Brown's Proposed 2018/19 State Budget

California Department of Finance, eBudget website

Strategic Plans

Student Equity Plan

Educational Master Plan (EMP) - Goals & Objectives

Past Years Archives