October 9, 2007
Dear County Superintendents of Schools, Auditors, and Treasurers:
This apportionment, in the amount of $450,657,733, is made from funds provided by Item 6110-234-0001 of the Budget Act of 2007 (Chapter 171, Statutes of 2007) in support of the Kindergarten Through Grade Three Class Size Reduction (K-3 CSR) Program. The advance apportionment calculated for each local educational agency (LEA) equals 25 percent of the fiscal year 2006-07 pupil enrollment counts submitted on form J-7CSR, multiplied by the fiscal year 2007-08 creates of $1,071 per pupil for Option One (full day) and $535 per pupil for Option Two (half-day), as provided by California Education Code (EC) Section 52126(g)(1).
All LEAs intending to implement or continue the K-3 CSR Program must participate in the annual application process. If an LEA fails to submit a fiscal year 2007-08 application by the statutory deadline of November 26, 2007, eligibility for K-3 CSR Program funding is forfeited and the amount processed in this advance apportionment will be recovered. The amount shall be deducted from the LEA's next monthly principal apportionment payment after the application deadline as provided by EC Section 52126(g)(2).
The estimated pupil enrollment counts for fiscal year 2007-08 submitted on the fiscal year 2007-08 application will be used to calculate provisional funding for LEAs, with maximum funding based on prior-year California Basic Educational Data System enrollment counts. Adjustments will made to provisional funding after actual enrollment counts, submitted on form J-7CSR, are processed in May 2008. Details regarding the submissions of form J-7CSR will be posted to the CSR Web site at a later date.
Direct-funded and locally funded charter schools that applied for the K-3 CSR Program on their own behalf are listed separately in the enclosed apportionment schedule. Funding for charter schools that did not apply on their own behalf is included in the chartering agency's entitlement if the chartering agency included charter school date in its J-7CSR.
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 1300, Class Size Reduction, Grades K-3, and Revenue Object Code 9434, Class Size Reduction, Grades K-3. County superintendents of schools are requested to inform LEAs, including applicant charter schools, immediately of this apportionment. To view the schedule of apportionments, please visit the California Department of Education K-3 CSR Web site at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/cs/k3/.
If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact
Shannon Farrell-Hart, Education Fiscal Services Assistant, School Facilities Planning Division, at 916-323-3923 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions regarding this apportionment, please contact Janice Huarte, Fiscal Analyst, Categorical Programs Unit, at 916-322-9128 or by e-mail at email@example.com. [Note, the preceding contact information is no longer valid and has been replaced with Rebecca Lee, Education Fiscal Services Consultant, School Fiscal Services Division, at 916-234-4533 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Susan Lange, Deputy Superintendent
Finance, Technology, and Administration Branch