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Class Size Reduction - Grade Nine

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

Funding Description

Note: Much of the information provided below is outdated.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.

The Morgan-Hart Class Size Reduction Program allocates funds to school districts for participating high schools to reduce class size in grade nine English and one other course required for graduation (either mathematics, science, or social studies). Districts may also serve grades ten, eleven, or twelve if they have continuously implemented the program since 1998.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Grade nine English and the second grade nine course designated to participate in the program must count toward the completion of graduation requirements in California Education Code Section 51225.3 (a)(1) (A), (B), (C), or (D). All of the participating classes in each participating school on the average can have no more than 20 students per certificated teacher and no more than 22 students in any participating class.
Other Eligibility Considerations Special Education students enrolled in special day classes on a full-time basis are excluded from enrollment counts. Students enrolled in necessary small schools that receive funding pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 42280) of Chapter 7 of Part 24 of the California Education Code are excluded. Implementation of this program must not adversely affect existing class size in courses not included in class size reduction.
Eligible Grade Level(s) 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority California Education Code Sections 52080-52090, Budget Item 6110-232-0001
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2008-09
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 1200 / 8435
Total Available $101,130,000
Recipient Amount See Allocation Formula.
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula $213.00 per student per course, to a maximum of two times the CBEDS ninth grade enrollment if two courses are implemented.

Important Dates

Date Application Available October 10, 2008
Due Date October 31, 2008
Expected Notification Date December 1, 2008

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Class Size Reduction - Grade Nine []
Fiscal Class Size Reduction Grade Nine []
Funding ResultsRes-08: MHCSR  []
Other Unavailable


Program Jerry Winthrop, Education Programs Consultant, High School Initiatives and Career Education Office, 916-319-0457,
Fiscal Janice Huarte, Fiscal Analyst, 916-322-9128,
Division Career & College Transition Division, 916-319-0893 (phone), 916-319-0168 (fax)
Last Modified: July 1, 2009

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