Dear Select County Superintendents of Schools, Auditors, and Treasurers:
NOTICE OF APPORTIONMENT FOR THE
MATHEMATICS AND READING PROFESSIONAL
FISCAL YEAR 2008-09
This apportionment, in the amount of $20,136,137, is made from funds provided by Item 6110-137-0001 of the Budget Act of 2008 (Chapter 268, Statutes of 2008), as amended by Senate Bill X3 4 (Chapter 12, Statutes of 2009), in support of SB 472, the Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program (MRPDP). This payment is 75 percent of your local educational agency’s (LEA’s) SB 472 funding for the base program for fiscal year (FY) 2008-09. The apportionment for the final 25 percent will follow within two months of this payment.
The percentage of eligible teachers funded for the base program for FY 2008-09 is 3.4091 percent. This percentage, or funding cap, is multiplied by each LEA’s eligible number of teachers and $2,115.50 to determine the LEA’s base program funding for FY 2008-09.
California Education Code Section 42605, added by SB X3 4, authorizes complete flexibility by a school district, county office of education, and charter school in the use of funds appropriated in the state budget for fiscal years 2008-09 through 2012-13 for numerous budget items, including the funding formerly restricted to the MRPDP.
School districts, county offices of education, and charter schools may now use the funds formerly restricted to this program for any educational purpose. Program and funding requirements as otherwise provided in statute, regulation, and budget act provisional language associated with the funding are not in effect. The funds are therefore unrestricted and should be accounted for as such.
The California Department of Education’s (CDE’s) letter of April 17, 2009, gives in-depth fiscal and accounting guidance on issues relating to budget reductions and flexibility provisions. The letter is available on the CDE Correspondence Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/ac/co/. Please refer to the guidance in that letter for further information.
Warrants will be mailed to each county treasurer shown on the enclosed schedule approximately four weeks from the date of this notice. For standardized account code structure coding, use Resource Code 0000, Unrestricted, and Revenue Object Code 8590, All Other State Revenue. County superintendents of schools are requested to inform LEAs immediately of this apportionment.
If you have any questions regarding the MRPDP, please contact Ellen Ringer, Education Administrator I, Professional Development Office, at 916-323-6390 or by e-mail at email@example.com. If you have any questions regarding fiscal matters, please contact Pat Boncella, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, Administrative and Fiscal Services Office, at 916-323-4965 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anthony Monreal, Deputy Superintendent
Curriculum and Instruction Branch