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Instructions: LEP Obligations Report, 6 Months

Consolidated Application, Winter Release program instructions for the 2012-13 Title III Part A LEP Obligations Report, 6 Months.
Data Collection Purpose

A report of year-to-date obligations by activity.


Guidance

The LEA must report year to date obligations for the period of July 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012 from the Title III Part A LEP Student Sub-grant program entitlement.

Obligations by the LEA may include administrative and indirect costs, and any repayment of funds. Administrative costs and indirect costs combined are capped at 2 percent of the LEA grant. Note: An LEA may use no more than 2 percent of LEP student sub-grant for administrative costs and indirect costs (Title III Section 3115[b]). The U.S. Department of Education’s 1997 guidance, Indirect Cost Determinations, Guidance for State and Local Government Agencies (referred to as the Blue Book) states that any “statutory or regulatory limitation applies to the combined claims for indirect costs and direct administration costs.” Please visit the CDE Title III Frequently Asked Questions Web page.

According to the CSAM, “Legal obligations are commitments made by an LEA to purchase goods or services immediately or in a future period.” To determine whether a financial commitment should be reported as an obligation, please refer to 34 CFR, Part 76, Section 707. Retrieve by Citation External link opens in new window or tab. Web page.


CDE Program Staff Contact

Patty Stevens, Associate Governmental Programs Analyst, 916-323-5838, or pstevens@cde.ca.gov

Geoffrey Ndirangu, Education Programs Consultant, 916-323-5831, or gndirang@cde.ca.gov


Preloaded Data

2012-13 Title III Part A LEP Entitlement: Source data from the LEP Funding Results Web page.


Procedures
Step Action Program Instructions
1 Enter the year to date amount spent on Certificated Personnel Salaries.

Use the ESEA sections 3115 (c)(1), 3115 (c )(2), and 3115 (d) as a guide to determine allowable expenditures.

Error Message: Certificated Personnel Salaries obligation amount cannot be greater than the entitlement.

Reason: Certificated Personnel Salaries obligation amount cannot be greater than the entitlement.
2 Enter the year to date amount spent on Classified Personnel Salaries. Use the ESEA sections 3115 (c)(1), 3115 (c )(2), and 3115 (d) as a guide to determine allowable expenditures.

Error Message: Classified Personnel Salaries obligation amount cannot be greater than the entitlement.

Reason: Classified Personnel Salaries obligation amount cannot be greater than the entitlement.

3 Enter the year to date amount spent on Employee Benefits. Use the ESEA sections 3115 (c)(1), 3115 (c )(2), and 3115 (d) as a guide to determine allowable expenditures.

Error Message: Employee Benefits obligation amount cannot be greater than the entitlement.

Reason: Employee Benefits obligation amount cannot be greater than the entitlement.

4 Enter the year to date amount spent on Books and Supplies. Use the ESEA sections 3115 (c)(1), 3115 (c )(2), and 3115 (d) as a guide to determine allowable expenditures.

Error Message: Books And Supplies obligation amount cannot be greater than the entitlement.

Reason: Books And Supplies obligation amount cannot be greater than the entitlement.

5 Enter the year to date amount spent on Services and other Operating Expenditures. Use the ESEA sections 3115 (c)(1), 3115 (c )(2), and 3115 (d) as a guide to determine allowable expenditures.

Error Message: Services And Other Operating Expenditures obligation amount cannot be greater than the entitlement.

Reason: Services And Other Operating Expenditures obligation amount cannot be greater than the entitlement.

6 Enter the year to date amount spent on Administrative and other Indirect Costs.

The Administrative and other Indirect Costs must be within two percent of the projected entitlement.


Preloaded Data

Total Year to Date Obligations: Displayed data calculated by subtracting the obligations from the Entitlement.


Error Messages
Error Message Resolution
Administrative and other Indirect Costs cannot be greater than 0.02 times the Entitlement. Ensure that the Administrative and other Indirect Costs are within two percent of the Entitlement.
Classified Personnel Salaries obligation amount cannot be greater than the entitlement. Classified Personnel Salaries obligation amount cannot be greater than the entitlement.
Certificated Personnel Salaries obligation amount cannot be greater than the entitlement. Certificated Personnel Salaries obligation amount cannot be greater than the entitlement.
Employee Benefits obligation amount cannot be greater than the entitlement. Employee Benefits obligation amount cannot be greater than the entitlement.
Books And Supplies obligation amount cannot be greater than the entitlement. Books And Supplies obligation amount cannot be greater than the entitlement.
Services And Other Operating Expenditures obligation amount cannot be greater than the entitlement. Services And Other Operating Expenditures obligation amount cannot be greater than the entitlement.
The year-to-date obligation total cannot be greater than the entitlement. The year-to-date obligation total cannot be greater than the entitlement.
The year-to-date obligation total should be greater than zero. The year-to-date obligation total should be greater than zero.

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