The Way Forward

The Way Forward

On behalf of the Napa Valley College President's office, welcome to The Way Forward Planning site.

The Way Forward will evaluate the college's fiscal health and provide initiatives to achieve a three phase plan for fiscal and institutional viability, stability, and vitality. As is the case with many California community colleges, NVC has had declining state revenue for a number of years and it is imperative that college find ways to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance revenue in order to continue meeting the needs of students and the college's mission.

The college’s fiscal health has been further challenged by the state’s ongoing low level of funding. NVC is facing financial difficulties, as evidenced by its declining fund balance and continued significant operating deficits. This has brought NVC to a point at which it must make significant and ongoing budget adjustments to improve long term financial planning.