Policy 6.15 - Budgeting Process

The President shall be responsible for the preparation of the College’s annual budget. The President shall solicit budget recommendations from the appropriate College administrators, faculty, staff, and stakeholders. After review and recommendations from the Finance/Investment Committee, the President shall submit the proposed budget to the Board of Trustees for approval.

The Board shall submit its proposed budget to the State Board in the format established in N.C.G.S.§ 115D-54(b) on such date as determined by the State Board. The Board shall also submit to the Columbus County Board of Commissioners for their approval that portion of the budget within the Commissioners’ authority as established in N.C.G.S. § 115D-55 at a pre-determined time. Upon final approval by the State Board, the Board shall adopt its budget.

In the event that the budget has not been adopted by the new fiscal year beginning on July 1, the Board, pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 115D-57, hereby authorizes the President to pay salaries and the College’s other ordinary operating expenses for the interval between the beginning of the new fiscal year and the adoption of the budget.

Budget Amendments and Transfers

The Board shall allow budget amendments and transfer of funds within the budget as proscribed in N.C.G.S. § 115D-58. All budget amendments and transfers shall be approved or ratified by the Board.

Legal Reference: N.C.G.S. § 115D-54 through -58

Adopted: November 9, 2020