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Class Size Reduction - K-3

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

K-3 Class Size Reduction (CSR) provides funds to school districts and charter schools that reduce one or more classes to 20 pupils per certificated teacher. Classes must be reduced following a grade-level priority: first grade, then 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
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2004-05
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
1300 / 8434
Total Available $1,651,775,000
Recipient
Amount
$928 per pupil (Option 1), $464 per pupil (Option 2)
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Funding is calculated at $928 per pupil in eligible Option 1 classes (those that are reduced for the full day) and $464 per pupil in eligible Option 2 classes (those that are reduced for at least 50 percent of the instructional minutes offered each day).

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
August 18, 2004
Due Date October 29, 2004
Expected
Notification Date
December 1, 2004

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/cs/k3/
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/cs/k3/apport.asp
Other Participants must reapply each year. The statutory deadline to submit an application is 90 days after the Governor signs the annual Budget Act. Class sizes are computed based on the average daily enrollment in each class, and with the exception of very small school districts, cannot exceed 20.44 pupils. Staff development training is required for teachers new to the program. This program is included in the annual independent audit 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 Facilities & Transportation Services
Phone : 916-322-2470
Fax : 916-323-5726

Last Modified: October 8, 2008

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