The following information is specific to COEs that operate active JCSs.
Legislation in 2010 added Section 54021 to the California EC (Assembly Bill 1610, Chapter 724, Statutes of 2010). This allows COEs that operate JCSs to participate in the EIA program beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2010–11.
EIA funding for COE operated JCSs in 2011–12 will be based on:
- the schools' spring 2011 English Learner population counts
- adjusted Free Meal eligibility counts from October 2010
- a Weighted Concentration Factor (EC Section 54024).
The sum of the above three items will be multiplied by the 2011–12 Statewide Average of Funds Per Eligible Pupil for school districts, which is approximately $318 per pupil.
Fiscal questions can be directed to Ross Valentine, Education Fiscal Services Consultant, School Fiscal Services Division, at 916-327-4405, by FAX at 916-327-4873, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program and ConApp questions may be directed to Mark Klinesteker, Education Programs Consultant, Improvement and Accountability Division at 916-319-0256, or by e-mail at email@example.com; or Geoffrey Ndirangu, Education Programs Consultant, English Learner Support Division at 916-323-5831, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grade spans and poverty rate calculations
The state establishes grade span based on information from the district's enrollment data and Free and Reduced Price Meals Program report and are intended to reflect a reasonable way of dividing schools into grade-span groupings. Generally, grade-span 1 is for elementary grades, grade-span 2 is for middle grades, and grade-span 3 is for high schools.
Note: If the grade levels of a school have changed the LEA must go through the County–District–School (CDS) change process located at the CDE Schools and Districts Web page. The proper form may be found under the section "School and District Updates," "School Forms," then select "Change Request for a County–District–School Code" (form TSD-02). This form must be submitted to the CDE per instructions.
Additional Information on grade-span option: The Data Management Division within the CDE has established the following designations of grade-spans based upon the grades served by a school.
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The "Enrollment" and "Low Income" columns are pre-populated based upon the most recent ConApp data submitted. The grade-span "Poverty Rate" column is calculated by dividing the grade-span low-income total by the grade-span enrollment.
Note: If any school-level data have changed, e.g., schools added or closed, changes in student enrollment, free/reduced-price lunch data, LEP, and EDY data the LEA may amend the school data in the ConApp, Part I and save the changes. The amended data will be migrated forward into the ConApp, Part II. The school enrollment and poverty rate will be automatically recalculated in Section C for the ranking order selected, i.e., district-wide or grade-span. The LEA, for example, may update the ConApp, Part I with the student enrollment and low-income data with more recent data. The LEA must apply the new data to all schools and maintain, on file, the new data that led to the change.