The Skyline College Strategic Planning and Allocation of Resources Committee (SPARC) met on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

Judy Hutchinson provided the committee with an update on the District Committee on Budget and Finance (DCBF) meeting held on January 19, 2021.  Topics of discussion covered included the 2020-21 CCSF-320 Full Time Equivalent Student (FTES) report for period P1, the Governor’s FY2021-22 State Budget Proposal, and an Economic Update from economist Mark Schniepp. The CCSF-320 report reflects the projected annual FTES for the District of 14,673.88 and for Skyline College of 6,108.41. More details on these topics can be found here.

Two guest speakers from the District, Peter Fitsimmons and Bernata Slater attended the meeting. District Budget Officer Fitzsimmons shared the economic forecast by School Services of California.  Bernata Slater, Chief Financial Officer, presented the SMCCCD 2021-22 Preliminary Budget.  Both the State and the District budget revenues are projected to be higher than what were forecasted previously. Presentation materials can be found here.

Tri-chair Eloisa Briones, Vice President of Administrative Services, presented an update on the College Fund 1 budget.  Given the updated forecast, there may be funds available for the committee to recommend allocations. VP Briones will bring scenarios for the Committee to review at the next meeting.

Due to time constraints, the Committee will review SPARC structure and role of SPARC at a future meeting.  Tri-chair Ingrid Vargas, Dean of Planning, Research, Innovation and Effectiveness, led the discussion on the Spring calendar topics for SPARC.


Vote to recommend to CGC that the recommendations of the CPR Redesign Task Force be accepted and implemented.


SPARC meets on the second and the last Thursday of the month from 2:10 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for February 11, 2021.  For additional information, please see

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