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Peer Assistance and Review

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


Funding Description

Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) is a state categorical program contained in the Consolidated Application. Funding is available for professional development activities to assist experienced teachers who need help developing their subject matter knowledge, teaching strategies, or both. Participants are teachers who have received an unsatisfactory evaluation or have been referred to the program. Teachers may also request participation. After the needs of referred teachers have been met, funds can be used to support other professional development activities listed in Education Code Section 44506(b).

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Only school districts, county offices of education, and districtwide charter schools that certified participation in the Peer Assistance and Review Program as of fiscal year 2001-2002 are eligible for funding.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable

Funding

Legal Authority Education Code sections 44500-44508
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2004-05
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7271 / 8590
Total Available $25,237,000
Recipient Amount Approx. $1,630 or $1,282, depending on local educational agency
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula PAR entitlements are based on a formula that calculates 5 percent of the prior-year October count of certificated classroom teachers as reported in the California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS), rounded up to a whole number, and multiplied by a rate of approximately $1,630 or $1,292. These rates reflect a base of approximately $1,089 increased by bonus funding rates of either $541 or $193, depending on which year the local educational agency certified entrance into the PAR program. LEAs having fewer than five certificated employees do not qualify for a mentor teacher and are provided base funding of approximately $54 per certificated employee plus the appropriate minimum funding PAR bonus amount of either $541 or $193. Note: funding rates will be adjusted to reflect any cost of living adjustments as provided in the annual Budget Act.

Important Dates

Date Application Available May 19, 2004
Due Date June 30, 2004
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Peer Assistance and Review Program [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/par.asp]
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Tom Lugo, 916-323-6257, tlugo@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Ross Valentine, 916-327-4405, rvalenti@cde.ca.gov
Division Professional Learning Support Division, 916-323-6390 (phone), 916-323-2838 (fax)
Last Modified: May 7, 2007

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