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Principal Apportionment

Distribution of funds for local educational agencies (LEAs) in support of the public school system. Includes elementary school, high school and unified school districts; charter schools; and county offices of education.

Overview

The Principal Apportionment includes funding for the Local Control Funding Formula, which is the primary source of an LEA's general purpose funding; funding for Special Education (AB 602); and funding for several other programs. The Principal Apportionment is a series of apportionment calculations that adjust the flow of state funds throughout the year as information becomes known.

LEAs receive Principal Apportionment funds through a combination of local property taxes and state funds, with state funding composed of funds from the State School Fund and Proposition 30 Education Protection Account (EPA). See Principal Apportionment Payment Schedule for more information relating to the payments from the State School Fund. Local property tax revenues flow to LEAs at different times of the year based on statutory timelines and formulas. EPA payments are made quarterly at the end of September, December, March, and June. (More information about EPA is available on the EPA Web page.)

Fiscal Year

Education Protection Account

The Education Protection Account (EPA) Web page provides information on LEA's EPA entitlements, the resulting impact to state funding, and frequently asked questions. A calculator is also available to help LEAs estimate their 2012–13 fiscal year EPA and principal apportionment entitlements and cash flow.

PASE Listserv

The purpose of the California Department of Education PASE contacts listserv is to provide LEAs and other interested parties important information, such as notifications regarding software releases, key deadlines, reminders of due dates for submission of data, and any other pertinent topics related to the Office of Principal Apportionment and Special Education (PASE) and the Office of Charter Apportionments and District Reorganization (CADR).

To Subscribe:

If you would like to subscribe to the PASE listserv, send a blank message to
join-pase-contacts@mlist.cde.ca.gov
.

To Unsubscribe:

If you would like to unsubscribe from the PASE listserv, send a blank message to
unsubscribe-pase-contacts@mlist.cde.ca.gov
.

Other Fiscal Information

Resources

For questions, contact the Office of Principal Apportionment and Special Education (PASE) or Office of Charter Apportionments and District Reorganization (CADR) at 916-324-4541 or pase@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   PASE/CADR | pase@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-4541
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