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Class Size Reduction Kindergarten through Third Grade

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. Reduced funding is also available for classes that exceed 20 pupils, as specified in Education Code (EC) Section 52124.3. 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. In fiscal years 2009-10 through 2013-14 the program is closed to participants that did not apply for 2008-09 funds.
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
K, 1, 2, 3
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
EC sections 52120-52128.5; Sec. 58 of Chapter 7, Statutes of 2011.
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2012-13
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
1300 / 8434
Total Available Unavailable
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 thru 3 CSR eligible classes ($1,071 per pupil in Option 1; $535 per pupil in Option 2).

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
August 8, 2012
Due Date September 25, 2012
Expected
Notification Date
February 25, 2013

Additional Information

Application http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r14/k3csr12rfa.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/k3csr12result.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 (EC Section 52122(h)) and classes claimed for reduced funding (EC Section 52124.3), cannot exceed 20.44 pupils. Staff development training is required. This program is included in the annual independent audit.

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: August 20, 2012

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