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Re: CARES ACT
Posted by NinerNation
on 9/6/2022, 4:34 pm, in reply to "Re: CARES ACT
Agree although masks are not required in the mid I believe.
Realistically, $700k is a drop in the bucket to deal with Covid, especially how we have dealt with it at LBSU. Keep in mind some of the additional costs, masks for all, huge negative impact on attendance at all athletic events (meaning no ticket revenue), all of the testing, multiple times per week. Additionally, look at the secondary effects, many donors go away when the games and attending them stops, many fans attend almost out of habit, this is how we entertain, then when they take a couple years off, they have found other things to entertain themselves. Add in the stupidity that we are the only University I know of in California that is still requiring masks (both in classrooms and in the Mid.) and you drive off more donors and fans. Yes the cares money helped; but, it is a drop in the bucket over the last three years and won't come close to offsetting the other costs and revenue reductions.
5 million in budget for athletics 2022-2023 as only 2.0 percent of the entire schools annual budget.
Athletics - $169,446; to permanently fund positions that were hired with temporary funding whose roles are to keep student athlete health and wellness as a top priority within the department. https://www.csulb.edu/administration-finance/budget-planning-and-administration/2022-23-rpp-task-force-budget
I believe it's illegal to not use funds that are categorically designated. What likely happened ( don't know for sure) is she cut the athletic budget by a similar amount and then gave the CARES Act money to athletics so there is no net gain to athletics.
Have you heard of the CARES ACT. It was the act passed to help businesses, etc. during the COVID pandemic.
Well, Long Beach State was given $732,000.00 for athletics.
Madam C has an unrealistic, unknowledgeable understanding of athletic budgets. She hears the campus CFO Scott Apel continually hammer that athletic budgets need to be cut and that expectations need to be reshaped.
Anyway, he convinced Madam C to cover other campus expenses with the money. Needless to say hurting the athletics budget.
Guess who the acting AD reports to.