March 25-26, 2004


ITEM 122-301-R0304����������������� BUDGET AMENDMENT � FISCAL YEAR 2004 Flathead Valley Community College


THAT:�������������������������������������� The Board of Regents authorizes Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) to increase their operating budget by $445,000.


EXPLANATION:����������������������� 20-15-312 MCA requires:

�The board of regents shall review the proposed total operating budget and all its components and make any changes it determines necessary.� The board of trustees of a community college district shall operate within the limits of the operating budget approved by the board of regents.�


Flathead Valley Community College has enrolled approximately 227.09 FTE over the original budget for FY2004.� FVCC does not receive any state support for these students.� Of the additional tuition generated from these FTE, the college is requesting an additional $154,000 to pay for the increased cost of adjunct faculty and full-time faculty overloads.


The Heavy Equipment Operations Program was created as a one-time, one year program to meet the needs of the community�s displaced workers from layoffs by some of the community�s larger employers.� Since the program was developed as a one-year program, there was no base budget request.� There are 42 FTE served by this program.� Of the tuition and fees generated from this program, the college is requesting an additional $291,000 to pay for the cost of program operations.


The Board of Trustees for Flathead Valley Community College has approved this budget amendment.