Business Services is responsible for coordinating the development of the District's annual budget. The District Budget Committee recommends budget policy and budget scenarios to the Chancellor's Advisory Council. Starting in fall and continuing through spring, the Budget Committee reviews the prior year's activity, receives requests for additional or new funding, works on policy changes, and reviews and develops revenue and expenditure scenarios based on the latest information from state and local sources.
A Tentative Budget is prepared by the Budget Office in conjunction with the campuses for Board approval in June. A final budget is prepared in August, hopefully after the state has passed its budget and the district has closed the prior fiscal year. The Budget Office also prepares three quarterly reports for the quarters ending September 30, December 31 and March 31. The Budget Office also tracks the use of float funds, budget dollars released because of a vacant position. Requests for the use of float are submitted to Teri Gerard (De Anza), Red Lucas (Foothill) or Sirisha Pingali (Central Services).