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NGLE Apportionment Letter, FY 2008-09

Letter Head: Jack O'Connell, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education

December 11, 2008

Dear Select County Superintendents of Schools, Auditors, and Treasurers:

NOTICE OF 20 DAY ACTUAL SPECIAL APPORTIONMENT FOR CHARTER
SCHOOLS NEW GRADE LEVEL EXPANSION FISCAL YEAR 2008-09

This special apportionment, in the amount of $9,089,454, is made in accordance with California Education Code (EC) Section 47652 for fiscal year 2008-09. The purpose of this apportionment is to fund continuing charter schools that are adding at least one new grade level. These funds are, in effect, an advance apportionment.

The charter school amount to be received in this December apportionment is $5,675,251 for the months December 2008 and January 2009 and equals 16 percent of the charter school’s projected total general-purpose state aid funding for the expanded grade levels for the 2008-09 fiscal year. The categorical block grant apportionment of $1,628,475 equals 58 percent of the charter school’s total categorical state aid funding for the 2008-09 fiscal year. Also included is $1,785,728 to school districts that transfer to charter schools funding in lieu of property taxes (EC Section 47635) for the months December 2008 and January 2009, which equals 16 percent of the charter school’s projected total funds in lieu of property taxes for the expanded grade levels for the 2008-09 fiscal year. This special apportionment is the second advance apportionment for charter schools adding a new grade level, and is based on the charter school’s reported 20 day actual average daily attendance. Charter school administrators, superintendents and business officials of local educational agencies (LEAs) will receive more detailed apportionment information in subsequent correspondence.

The warrants will be mailed by the State Controller’s Office to the County Treasurer within three weeks from the date of this letter. The County Treasurer of each county is requested to immediately deposit the amount received into the appropriate fund or account of the LEA at the direction of the County Superintendent of Schools.

If you have any questions regarding this apportionment, please contact Byron Fong, Consultant, Charter Apportionments and District Reorganization Office, at 916-323-0498 or by e-mail at byfong@cde.ca.gov, or Caryn Moore, Administrator, Charter Apportionments and District Reorganization Office, at 916-324-4541 or by e-mail at cmoore@cde.ca.gov. A copy of this letter and the amounts apportioned are available on the California Department of Education’s Web site under Principal Apportionment at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/pa/csspecadv0809.asp.

Sincerely,

 

Susan Lange, Deputy Superintendent
Finance, Technology, and Administration Branch

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