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Ltr1-09: BTT

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

February 5, 2010

Dear Select County Superintendents of Schools and Treasurers:

NOTICE OF THE FIRST APPORTIONMENT FOR THE
BILINGUAL TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
FISCAL YEAR 2009-10

This apportionment, in the amount of $1,707,999, is made from funds provided in Schedule (1) of Item 6110-193-0001, Bilingual Teacher Training Program (BTTP), of the Budget Act of 2009 (Chapter 1, Statutes of 2009, Third Extraordinary Session as amended by Chapter 1 of the Fourth Extraordinary Session, Statues 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/. For standardized account code structure coding, use Resource Code 0000, Unrestricted, and Revenue Object Code 8590, All Other State Revenue.

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 BTTP Program. School districts, county offices of education, and charter schools may now use the funds formerly restricted to this program for any educational purpose, and should account for them as unrestricted. Program and funding requirements as otherwise provided in statute, regulation, and budget act provisional language associated with the funding are not in effect.

This apportionment provides 100 percent of each local educational agency’s (LEAs) 2009-10 BTTP entitlement. These entitlements were calculated based on the relative share that each LEA received of 2008-09 program funds, then reduced to reflect a 0.32 percent decline in state attendance and 19.8 percent funding reduction enacted 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 items by 15.4 percent. Accordingly, LEAs’ 2009-10 entitlements are 5.6 percent below the funding allocated for 2008-09.

If you have any questions regarding this apportionment, please contact Janice Huarte, Fiscal Analyst, Categorical Programs Unit, by phone at 916-322-9128 or by e-mail at jhuarte@cde.ca.gov. [Note: the preceding contact information is no longer valid and has been replaced by Tonya Holmes, Fiscal Analyst, Categorical Allocations & Management Assistance Unit, by phone at 916-323-6028 or by e-mail at tholmes@cde.ca.gov.]

Sincerely,

 

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

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