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Class Size Reduction - K-3

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

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.

Eligibility

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

Funding

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 http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/cs/k3/
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/cs/k3/apport.asp
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/k3csr07result.asp
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.

Contacts

Program Rebecca Lee
Phone : 916-324-4533
E-mail : relee@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Rebecca Lee
Phone : 916-324-4533
E-mail : relee@cde.ca.gov
Division School Fiscal Services Division
Phone : 916-327-0538
Fax : 916-327-4873

Last Modified: October 24, 2011

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