De Anza Budget Update - May 4, 2010
We are awaiting the governor's May Revise of the state budget, to be released on or about the 14th. There has been an odd silence from Sacramento on all budget matters, with only hints and rumors about marginal increases in state revenues, the rise and fall of estimated budget deficits, and deals that could or could not be made. About one thing we are certain: Our students have taken the lead in advocating for our budget, and their marches in March had a definite impact on legislators. We have heard much appreciation from our allies and advocates in Sacramento about the impact of the student demonstrations and advocacy.
Finally, a reminder: We will be offering a full summer session and anticipate a record enrollment. Many area districts are canceling or reducing their summer sessions, so we expect many students to try to enroll after we have accommodated our own continuing students. We should be prepared for an unusually busy summer.