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Class Size Reduction - K-3

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

The K-3 CSR Program provides funds to school districts and charter schools that reduce one or more classes to 20 pupils or fewer per certificated teacher. Classes must be reduced based on the following grade-level priority: first grade, 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 2008-09
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
1300 / 8434
Total Available $1,815,453,000
Recipient
Amount
See Allocation Formula
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula School districts and charter schools (applying independent of their sponsoring entities) are paid per participating pupil in K-3 CSR eligible classes ($1,071 per pupil in Option 1; $535 per pupil in Option 2).

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
October 17, 2008
Due Date December 22, 2008
Expected
Notification Date
March 16, 2009

Additional Information

Application http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/k3csr08rfa.asp
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/cs/k3/
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/k3csr.asp
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/k3csr08result.asp
Other Participants must reapply each year. The statutory deadline to submit an application is 90 days after the Budget Act is chaptered. Class sizes are computed based on the average daily enrollment in each class, and with the exception of small school districts, as defined in Education Code Section 52122(h), cannot exceed 20.44 pupils. Staff development training is required. 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 15, 2008

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