March 27, 2013
Dear County Superintendents of Schools:
This apportionment, in the amount of $188,792,367, is made from funds provided by Item 6110-128-0001 of the Budget Act of 2012 (Chapter 21, Statutes of 2012). These funds support the Economic Impact Aid (EIA) program pursuant to California Education Code sections 54020 through 54028.
County superintendents are notified of each apportionment by e-mail which is sent to their CDEfisc e-mail address, to inform him or her of this apportionment and request that the e-mail be forwarded to the school districts in the county.
This apportionment equals 80 percent of the local educational agencies (LEAs) estimated 2012–13 entitlements, less funds previously apportioned, less $1,176,001, which represents reductions in categorical funding for basic aid school districts, as explained below. This estimate is based on 2012–13 entitlements, as reduced by a revised deficit factor of 5.6991 percent. One additional apportionment of 20 percent is planned for May 2013.
Revised EIA entitlements for 2012–13 have been calculated, and are posted on the California Department of Education (CDE) 2012–13 EIA Funding Results Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/eia.asp. Select “Economic Impact Aid 2012 Funding Results,” and then select “Schedule of 2012–13 Revised EIA Entitlement Data.”
Under the EIA formula, each district’s 2012–13 entitlement is equal to its 2012–13 EIA per-pupil funding rate multiplied by its EIA eligible pupil count; no cost of living adjustment was provided for the current year. Because the budget appropriation is not sufficient to fully fund calculated entitlements, a revised deficit factor of 5.6991 percent has been applied to reduce each LEA’s allocation. The EIA Eligible Pupil count for each LEA is the sum of the following:
There is no restriction on the amount of EIA funds that may be carried over from year to year. For standardized account code structure coding, use Resource Code 7090, Economic Impact Aid: State Compensatory Education, or Resource Code 7091, Economic Impact Aid: Limited English Proficiency; and Revenue Object Code 8311, Other State Apportionments-Current Year.
Senate Bill (SB) 81 (Chapter 2, Statutes of 2012) requires that 2012–13 categorical funding allocations to school districts that were basic aid in fiscal year 2011–12 be reduced by the lesser of: (1) the district’s 2011–12 total revenue limit subject to the deficit factor, calculated as of the 2011–12 certified second principal apportionment, multiplied by 9.57 percent; or (2) the amount of the district’s excess taxes. Pursuant to SB 81, we have reduced the amount paid to certain basic aid districts in this apportionment. The amounts reduced are shown on the apportionment schedule. To view the list of basic aid districts and the total amount to be reduced from their 2012–13 categorical funding allocations, please go to the CDE Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/basicaid.asp, and under “2011–12 basic aid districts and 2012–13 categorical funding reductions per SB 70, Chapter 7/2011, as amended by SB 81, Chapter 2/2012” select the “Schedule of Categorical Program Recoveries for Basic Aid Districts.”
If you have any questions regarding this apportionment, please contact Ross Valentine, Consultant, Charter Apportionments and District Reorganization Office, by phone at 916-327-4405 or by e‑mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeannie Oropeza, Deputy Superintendent
Services for Administration, Finance, Technology, and Infrastructure Branch