September 1, 2011
Dear Select County Superintendent of Schools, Auditors, and Treasurers:
NOTICE OF THE FIRST APPORTIONMENT FOR THE FEDERAL ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE TEST FEE PROGRAM
FISCAL YEAR 2011–12
This apportionment, in the amount of $7,231,428.84, is made from federal funds in support of the federal Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Test Fee Reimbursement Program. The funds are apportioned to local educational agencies (LEAs) in reimbursement of student test fees. The payment to each LEA is based on the number of eligible, low-income high school students taking advanced placement and international baccalaureate examinations.
The county superintendent of schools is requested to inform LEAs, including direct-funded charter schools, immediately of this apportionment. Warrants will be mailed to each county treasurer approximately four weeks from the date of this Notice. For standardized account code structure coding, use Resource Code 0000, Unrestricted, and Revenue Object Code 8290, All Other Federal Revenue. To view the schedule of apportionment, please visit the California Department of Education (CDE) Categorical Allocations Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/.
Direct-funded charter schools must apply individually for this program. The amount for direct-funded charter schools is identified separate from the district or county amount. All other charter schools must apply through their authorizing agency and the associated funding is included in the district county amount.
The amount of reimbursement requested by school districts in their applications exceeded the total funds originally available in 2011–12. Consequently, each LEA was paid a pro-rated amount equal to 76 percent of each LEA’s total entitlement.
The United States Department of Education award number is S330B110007. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance subprogram number is 84.330B. The funding is appropriated in Item 6110-240-0890 of the Budget Act of 2011 (Chapter 33, Statutes of 2011). The California sub-allocation (pass-through) number is Program Cost Account 14831.
If you have any questions regarding the program or the apportioned amount, please contact Carolyn Hamilton, Education Programs Consultant, College Preparation and Postsecondary Programs Office, by phone at 916-323-5765 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeannie Oropeza, Deputy Superintendent
Finance, Technology, and Administration Branch