Dear County Superintendents of Schools and Chief Business Officers:
The California Department of Education (CDE) is accepting claims from county offices of education for reimbursement from the state's county school service fund contingency account for certain expenses. Specifically, county offices may be reimbursed for providing temporary emergency education to pupils and making financial grants to school districts pursuant to California Education Code (EC) Section 1602. They may also be reimbursed for the actual and necessary travel expenses incurred by the county superintendent of schools or members of his or her staff related to attendance at meetings of the Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee (CISC) and its various Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) subcommittees in connection with cooperative county publication projects. This reimbursement is authorized by EC Section 14035.
The Form J-4, List of Confirmed Travel, and instructions for filing a reimbursement claim are now available on the CDE Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/j4cssfreimb.asp. The List of Confirmed Travel identifies employees as being members of the CISC committee or of a C&I subcommittee and the committee/subcommittee meeting dates and locations that each employee may have attended. For reimbursement of qualifying travel expenses incurred during fiscal year 2011–12 (July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012), a claim must be submitted to the CDE by December 14, 2012.
If you have any questions, please contact Tonya Holmes, Analyst, Categorical Allocations and Management Assistance Unit, by phone at 916-323-6028 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Arlene Matsuura, Administrator
School Fiscal Services Division