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Class Size Reduction - Grade Nine

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Note: Much of the information provided below is outdated.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

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.

Eligibility

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

Funding

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 http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/cs/mh/index.asp
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/mhcsr9thgrade.asp
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/mhcsr08result.asp
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Jerry Winthrop, Education Programs Consultant, High School Initiatives and Career Education Office
Phone : 916-319-0457
E-mail : jwinthrop@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Janice Huarte, Fiscal Analyst
Phone : 916-322-9128
E-mail : jhuarte@cde.ca.gov
Division Career & College Transition Division
Phone : 916-319-0893
Fax : 916-319-0168

Last Modified: July 1, 2009

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Sacramento, CA 95814

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