Board Highlights September 2014

September 12, 2014

Budget Adoption

The Mt. San Jacinto College Board of Trustees held a budget workshop and then went into its regular meeting on Sept. 11, 2014 where the Trustees adopted a $61.8 million General Fund budget for 2014-15. 

The $61.8 million unrestricted General Fund pays for operations, materials, supplies, salaries and benefits, among other things. The District’s total $122 million budget includes funds that are restricted for use in specific areas.

MSJC expects to serve 11,029 full-time equivalent students in 2014-15, which represents 5 percent over the amount of per-student funds MSJC will receive from the state, as mandated by the MSJC Board. In 2013-14, MSJC served 10,797 full-time equivalent students, but received per-student state funding for only 10,155.

In 2014-15, MSJC plans to:

  • Hire Eight New Faculty Positions
  • Include Salary Step and Column funding
  • Include Two Percent Increase for Enrollment Growth to provide more access to students
  • Provide a full Summer Session
  • Maintain a 6% Board Reserve

The college District worked with the Budget Development Committee (comprised of faculty members, classified staff, administrators and students) and college constituencies on maintaining the quality of programs and services. 

Mt. San Jacinto College plans to hire 19 new faculty members for the 2015-16 academic year.