October 18, 2006
Dear County Superintendents of Schools, Auditors, and Treasurers and Special Education Local Plan Directors:
County treasurers are receiving monthly warrants that reflect state aid for programs included in the 2006-07 Advance Apportionment for elementary, high, and unified school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education. The Advance Apportionment total was $26,889,824,657.
As provided in California Education Code Section 41330, the 2006-07 Advance Apportionment is based on the 2005-06 Second Principal Apportionment state aid. Adjustments, such as 2006-07 statewide growth rates, authorized in statute were then applied to the state aid. Reconciliation to current year actual entitlements will be resolved through updates at the subsequent 2006-07 First, Second, and Annual Apportionments. LEAs should budget accordingly.
Included with this letter is a summary of the method by which the 2006-07 Advance Apportionment was calculated. A copy of this letter and the applicable apportionment exhibits are available on the California Department of Education’s Web site under Principal Apportionment at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/pa/index.asp.
County superintendents should advise districts and charter schools of this apportionment as soon as possible by providing them a copy of this letter.
If you need assistance, or have any further questions, please contact the Office of Principal Apportionment and Special Education at 916-324-4541.
Scott Hannan, Director
School Fiscal Services Division