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Class Size Reduction - K-3

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

Funding Description

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.


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


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 Grades K-3 Class Size Reduction []
Fiscal Apportionments []
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.


Program Rebecca Lee, 916-324-4533,
Fiscal Rebecca Lee, 916-324-4533,
Division School Facilities & Transportation Services, 916-322-2470 (phone), 916-323-5726 (fax)
Last Modified: October 8, 2008

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