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Class Size Reduction - K-3

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

K-3 Class Size Reduction (CSR) provides funds to school districts and charter schools that reduce one or more classes to 20 pupils per certificated teacher. Classes must be reduced following a grade-level priority: first grade, then second grade, then third grade or kindergarten or both.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Not applicable
Other Eligibility Considerations The following do not qualify for funding: county offices of education (except county-operated charter schools), home schools, distance learning programs, and independent study programs/pupils.
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Education Code sections 52120-52128.5; Budget Item 6110-234-0001
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2007-08
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 1300 / 8434
Total Available $1,829,662,000
Recipient Amount Unavailable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula $1,071 per pupil in Option 1; $535 per pupil in Option 2.

Important Dates

Date Application Available August 27, 2007
Due Date November 26, 2007
Expected Notification Date December 30, 2007

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Grades K-3 Class Size Reduction []
Fiscal Apportionments []
Funding ResultsK3CSR 2007-08 Result  []
Other Participants must reapply each year. The statutory deadline to submit an application is 90 days after the Governor signs the annual Budget Act. Class sizes are computed based on the average daily enrollment in each class, and with the exception of very small school districts, cannot exceed 20.44 pupils. Staff development training is required for teachers new to the program. This program is included in the annual independent audit, which is required of all local educational agencies.


Program Rebecca Lee, 916-324-4533,
Fiscal Rebecca Lee, 916-324-4533,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-327-0538 (phone), 916-327-4873 (fax)
Last Modified: October 24, 2011

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