Dear Select County Superintendents of Schools and Treasurers:
This apportionment, in the amount of $531,000, is made from funds provided in Item 6110-150-0001, American Indian Early Childhood Education (AIECE) Program, of the Budget Act of 2009 (Chapter 1, Statutes of 2009, Third Extraordinary Session) as amended by Assembly Bill 1 of the Fourth Extraordinary Session (Chapter 1, Statutes of 2009).
County superintendents of schools are requested to immediately inform recipients of this apportionment. Warrants will be mailed to each county treasurer approximately four weeks from the date of this Notice. To view the schedule of apportionment, please visit the California Department of Education (CDE) Categorical Programs Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/.
California Education Code Section 42605 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 funds formerly restricted to the AIECE Program. 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. For standardized account code structure coding, use Resource Code 0000, Unrestricted, and Revenue Object Code 8590, All Other State Revenue.
This apportionment provides 100 percent of each local educational agency’s (LEA’s) 2009-10 AIECE entitlement. These entitlements were calculated based on the relative share that each LEA received of 2008-09 program funds, then reduced to reflect the 19.8 percent funding reduction in Control Section 12.42 of the Budget Act of 2009. Control Section 12.42 of the Budget Act of 2008 reduced the 2008-09 budget item by 15.4 percent. Accordingly, the funding that LEAs are receiving in 2009-10 is approximately 5.2 percent below the funding received for 2008-09.
If you have any questions regarding this apportionment, please contact
Janice Huarte, Fiscal Analyst, Categorical Programs Unit, at 916-322-9128 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org [Note, the preceding contact information is no longer valid and has been replaced by Julie Klein Briggs, Fiscal Consultant, Categorical Allocations & Management Assistance Unit, by phone at 916-323-6191 or by e-mail at email@example.com.].
Susan Lange, Deputy Superintendent
Finance, Technology, and Administration Branch