Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, Chapter 589
Rule Caption: Allows timely payment of state allocation to community colleges providing contracted out-of-district (COD) services
Adm. Order No.: DCCWD 3-2014
Filed with Sec. of State: 3-20-2014
Certified to be Effective: 3-20-14
Notice Publication Date: 2-1-2014
Rules Amended: 589-002-0120
Subject: Authority for distribution of the Community College Support Fund (CCSF) is granted by OAR 589-002-0120. This rule amendment allows the allocation provided to community college districts for contracted out-of-district (COD) programs to be paid in the same fiscal year as the year the COD services are provided.
Rules Coordinator: Linda Hutchins—(503) 947-2456
Community College Support Fund Distribution Methodology
(1) The Community College Support Fund (CCSF) shall be distributed in equal payments as follows:
(a) For the first year of the biennium, August 15, October 15, January 15, and April 15;
(b) For the second year of the biennium, August 15, October 15, and January 15;
(c) The final payment of each biennium is deferred until July 15 of the following biennium as directed by the legislature.
(d) Should any of the dates set forth above occur on a weekend, payment shall be made on the next business day.
(e) All payments, made before actual property taxes imposed by each district are certified by the Oregon Department of Revenue, shall be based on the department’s best estimate of quarterly entitlement using property tax revenue projections. Payments shall be recalculated each year as actual property tax revenues become available from the Oregon Department of Revenue and any adjustments will be made in the final payment(s) of the fiscal year.
(2) Community college districts shall be required to submit enrollment reports in the format specified by the commissioner, including numbers of clock hours realized for all coursework, in a term-end enrollment report by the Friday of the sixth week following the close of each term. If reports are outstanding at the time of the quarterly payments, payment to the district(s) not reporting may be delayed at the discretion of the commissioner.
(a) All payments, made before actual Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) student enrollment data are available shall be based on the department’s best estimate of quarterly entitlement using student enrollment data from previous years.
(b) Payments shall be recalculated each year as FTE student enrollment data become available and any adjustments will be made in the fiscal year.
(3) Reimbursement from the CCSF shall be made for career technical education, lower-division collegiate, developmental education and other courses approved by the state board in accordance with OAR 589-006-0100 through 589-006-0400. State reimbursement is not available for hobby and recreation courses as defined in 589-006-0400.
(4) Residents of the State of Oregon and the states of Idaho, Washington, Nevada, and California shall be counted as part of each community college district’s CCSF reimbursable FTE, but only for those students who take part in coursework offered within Oregon’s boundaries.
(5) State funding for community college district. Operations is appropriated by the legislature on a biennial basis to the CCSF. The amount of state funds available for each biennium and for distribution through the funding formula shall be calculated based on the following:
(a) Funds to support services provided to inmates of state penitentiary and correctional institutions by community college districts shall be subtracted from the amount allocated to the CCSF before the formula is calculated. The amount available for services provided to inmates shall be equal to the funding amount in the preceding biennium, except as adjusted to reflect the same percentage increase or decrease realized in the overall CCSF appropriation. The distribution method of CCSF funding for individual state penitentiary and correction institution programs provided by community college districts will be determined in consultation between the agency and the Department of Corrections.
(b) Funds to support contracted out-of-district (COD) programs described in OAR 589-002-0600 shall be subtracted from the amount allocated to the CCSF before the formula is calculated.
(A) A community college district providing contracted out-of-district services will receive an allocation equal to the college’s number of reimbursable COD FTE multiplied by the statewide average of non-base community college support funds per total funded FTE. The average funds per total funded FTE is based on the same year COD services are provided.
(B) The allocation is distributed after the reimbursable COD FTE has been reported to CCWD for the full academic year. An adjustment to the allocation may be made if the final audited FTE is significantly different than the COD FTE from which the allocation was made.
(C) Beginning July 1, 2014, to be eligible for a COD allocation, each participating community college district must:
(i) Provide the department with a copy of the agreement between the community college district and the local participating entity by October 1 of each service year.
(ii) Enter into a contract with the department by January 1 of the service year for a COD allocation payment.
(iii) Follow all requirements found in OAR 589-002-0600.
(D) Section (5)(b)(A) and (B) of this rule applies to COD contracts that were in effect starting with the 2012–13 fiscal year.
(c) Funds to support targeted investments such as distributed learning shall be subtracted from the amount allocated to the CCSF before the formula is calculated. The amount available for these investments shall be equal to the funding amount in the preceding biennium, except as adjusted to reflect the same percentage change to the current biennium’s total CCSF appropriation.
(d) Funds remaining in the CCSF shall be distributed through the formula as described in section 6.
(e) State general fund and local property taxes for territories annexed or formed effective June 1, 1996 or later shall not be included in the funding formula for the first three years of service. Additionally, the FTE generated in newly annexed territories shall not impact the funding formula during the first three years of service. Beginning in the fourth year, funding will be distributed through the formula as outlined in this rule.
(6) Distribution of funds to community college districts from the CCSF shall be accomplished through a formula, based on the following factors:
(a) Base Payment: Each community college district shall receive a base payment of $720 for each Weighted Reimbursable FTE up to 1,100 and $360 per FTE for unrealized enrollments between actual Weighted Reimbursable FTE and 1,100 FTE. The base payment for each community college district will be adjusted according to the size of the district. Community college district size for purposes of this adjustment will be determined each year by the FTE set forth in section (8)(b) of this rule. The base payment adjustments shall be:
(A) 0–750 FTE 1.3513;
(B) 751–1,250 FTE 1.2784;
(C) 1,251–1,750 FTE 1.2062;
(D) 1,751–2,250 FTE 1.1347;
(E) 2,251–2,750 FTE 1.0641;
(F) 2,751–3,250 FTE 1.0108;
(G) 3,251–3,750 FTE 1.0081;
(H) 3,751–4,250 FTE 1.0054;
(I) 4,251–4,999 FTE 1.0027;
(J) 5,000 or more FTE 1.000.
(b) Student-Centered Funding: The formula is designed to distribute the CCSF is based on each community college district’s FTE.
(A) The equalized amount per FTE is determined by dividing Total Public Resources (TPR) — excluding base payments, contracted out-of-district payments, and any other payments directed by the State Board or the legislature — by funded FTE. The department shall make the calculation based on submission of FTE reports by community college districts and in accordance with established FTE principles.
(B) To determine the number of funded FTE for each community college district, a three-year weighted average of fundable FTE for each community college district will be used with the first year prior to current fundable FTE weighted at 40%, second year prior to current fundable FTE weighted at 30%, and third year prior to current fundable FTE weighted at 30%.
(c) Beginning with the 2011–13 biennium, a Biennial Growth Management Component is added to the calculation of each community college district’s funded FTE. The purpose of the Biennial Growth Management Component is to manage the level of total public resource available per FTE within the total public resources available.
(A) The methodology for calculating the base year and subsequent biennial growth management component is displayed in Table 1 “Community College Support Fund Growth Management Calculation Tables” and is available through the following hyperlink. [Table not included. See ED. NOTE.]
(B) The calculations that will implement the Growth Management Component in the CCSF Distribution Formula Model are available in Table 2. Formula Calculation of Fundable FTE by Community College District.” [Table not included. See ED. NOTE.]
(C) The state board has authority, on a biennial basis to, set the “quality growth factor” that may increase or decrease the number of FTE that will be counted for funding purposes above or below the Biennial Growth Management Component. The state board will consider the following principles as guidelines for setting the “quality growth factor”:
(i) Balance the desire to support growth beyond that which is funded through the funding formula distribution model with the desire to enhance quality by increasing the level of funding provided on a per-student FTE basis.
(ii) The TPR per FTE should not erode by more than 5% on an annual basis.
(iii) Where current TPR per FTE is determined to be insufficient to support the “quality of education” desired, a growth factor could be established that would increase the TPR per FTE.
(iv) If revenue is significantly reduced during a biennium, the Board may reduce the “quality growth factor.”
[ED.NOTE: Tables referenced are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.051, 341.015, 341.022, 341.317, 341.440, 341.525, 341.528, 341.626 & 341.665
Stats. Implemented: ORS 341.626
Hist.: DCCWD 1-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-17-12 thru 1-10-13; DCCWD 3-2012, f. & cert. ef. 12-26-12; DCCWD 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-13; DCCWD 6-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-16-13 thru 6-13-14; DCCWD 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 3-20-14
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