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Ltr-08: APTFR

Letter Head: Jack O'Connell, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education

January 16, 2009

Dear Select County Superintendents of Schools, Auditors, and Treasurers:

NOTICE OF THE FIRST APPORTIONMENT FOR THE
FEDERAL ADVANCED PLACEMENT TEST FEE PROGRAM
FISCAL YEAR 2008-09

This apportionment, in the amount of $3,507,966, is made from federal funds in support of the federal Advanced Placement Test Fee Program. The funds are apportioned to local educational agencies (LEAs) in reimbursement of student test fees. The payment to each LEA is based on the number of eligible, low-income high school students taking advanced placement examinations. The state provides funding for an identical program that is established in the California Education Code, commencing with Section 52240.

County superintendents of schools are requested to inform LEAs, including direct-funded charter schools, immediately of this apportionment. Warrants will be mailed to each county treasurer approximately four weeks from the date of this Notice. For standardized account code structure coding, use Resource Code 0000, Unrestricted, and Revenue Object Code 8290, All Other Federal Revenue. To view the schedule of apportionment, please visit the California Department of Education Categorical Allocations Web site at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/.

Direct-funded charter schools must apply individually for this program. The amount for direct-funded charter schools is identified separate from the district or county amount. All other charter schools must apply through their authorizing agency and the associated funding is included in the district or county amount.

The United States Department of Education award number is S330B080020. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance subprogram number is 84.330B. The funding is appropriated in Item 6110-240-0890 of the Budget Act of 2008 (Chapter 268 as amended by Chapter 269, Statutes of 2008). The California sub-allocation (pass-through) number is Program Cost Account 14831.

If you have any questions regarding the program or the apportioned amounts, please contact Marjorie McConnell, Program Consultant, Intersegmental Relations Unit, at 916-323-5830 or by e-mail at mmcconne@cde.ca.gov, or Noelia Ramirez, Program Analyst, Intersegmental Relations Unit, at 916-323-5144 or by e-mail at nramirez@cde.ca.gov [Note, the preceding contact information is no longer valid and has been replaced by Maria Romo, Program Analyst, Intersegmental Relations Unit, at 916-324-5634 or by e-mail at mromo@cde.ca.gov.] Questions concerning the payment process should be directed to Janice Huarte, Fiscal Analyst, Categorical Programs Unit, at 916-322-9128 or by e-mail at jhuarte@cde.ca.gov [Note, the preceding contact information is no longer valid.].

Sincerely,

 

Susan Lange, Deputy Superintendent
Finance, Technology, and Administration Branch

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