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Ltr-09: IB

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

December 10, 2009

Dear Select County Superintendents of Schools and Treasurers:

NOTICE OF THE FIRST APPORTIONMENT FOR THE
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM
FISCAL YEAR 2009-10

This apportionment, in the amount of $1,016,997, is made from funds provided in Schedule (1) of Item 6110-240-0001, International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, of the Budget Act of 2009 (Chapter 1, Statutes of 2009, Third Extraordinary Session as amended by Chapter 1, Statutes of 2009,  Fourth Extraordinary Session).

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 IB 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 IB 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 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 5.6 percent below the funding received for 2008-09.

If you have any questions regarding this apportionment, please contact Janice Huarte, Fiscal Analyst, Categorical Allocations and Management Assistance Office, 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 Julie Klein Briggs, Fiscal Consultant, Categorical Allocations & Management Assistance Unit, by phone at 916-323-6191 or by e-mail at jbriggs@cde.ca.gov.].

Sincerely,

 

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

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