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Peer Assistance and Review

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

Note: Much of the information provided below is outdated. Funding for this program is now unrestricted pursuant to SBX3 4 (Chapter 12, Statutes of 2009), enacted in February 2009. For additional information, please refer to the Action on 2008 and 2009 Budget Acts Web page.

Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) is a state categorical program contained in the Consolidated Application. Funding is available for professional development activities to assist experienced teachers who need help developing their subject matter knowledge, teaching strategies, or both. Participants are teachers who have received an unsatisfactory evaluation or have been referred to the program. Teachers may also request participation. After the needs of referred teachers have been met, funds can be used to support other professional development activities listed in Education Code Section 44506(b).

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
Only school districts, county offices of education, and districtwide charter schools that certified participation in the Peer Assistance and Review Program as of fiscal year 2001-2002 are eligible for funding.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Not applicable
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
Education Code sections 44500-44508; Budget Item 6110-193-0001(2)
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2008-09
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
7271 / 8590
Total Available $28,935,000
Recipient
Amount
Approximately $1,542 or $1,449 depending
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) entitlements are based on a formula that calculates 5 percent of the prior-year October count of certificated classroom teachers as reported in the California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS), rounding up to a whole number, and multiplied by a rate of approximately $1,842 or $1,449. These rates reflect a base of approximately $1,231 increased by bonus funding rates of either $611 or $218, depending on which year the local educational agency (LEA) certified entrance into the PAR program. LEAs having fewer than five certificated employees do not qualify for a mentor teacher and are provided base funding of approximately $60 per certificated employee plus the appropriate minimum funding PAR bonus amount of either $611 or $218.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
May 19, 2008
Due Date June 30, 2008
Expected
Notification Date
Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Consolidated Applicationhttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/co/
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/par08result.asp
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Julie Klein Briggs
Phone : 916-323-6191
E-mail : jbriggs@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Julie Klein Briggs
Phone : 916-323-6191
E-mail : jbriggs@cde.ca.gov
Division Professional Learning Support Division
Phone : 916-323-6191
Fax : 916-327-6157

Last Modified: September 18, 2014

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