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Ltr4-09: K-3 CSR

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

April 2, 2010

Dear County Superintendents of Schools and Treasurers:

NOTICE OF THE FINAL APPORTIONMENT FOR THE
KINDERGARTEN AND GRADES ONE THROUGH THREE
CLASS SIZE REDUCTION PROGRAM
FISCAL YEAR 2009-10
(AMOUNTS DEFERRED FROM FISCAL YEAR 2008-09)

This apportionment, in the amount of $16,370,603, is made from funds provided in Section 22 of Senate Bill 4 of the Third Extraordinary Session, Chapter 12, Statutes of 2009 (SBX3 4) and is to be expended consistent with the requirements specified in Item 6110-234-0001 of the Budget Act of 2008 (Chapters 268 and 269, Statutes of 2008) as amended by SBX3 4, in support of the Kindergarten and Grades One through Three Class Size Reduction (K-3 CSR) Program.

County superintendents of schools are requested to inform school districts and charter schools of this apportionment. To view the schedule of apportionment, please visit the California Department of Education (CDE) K-3 CSR Program Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/k3csr.asp. Direct-funded and locally funded charter schools that applied for the K-3 CSR Program on their own behalf are listed separately on the apportionment schedule. Funding for charter schools that did not apply on their own behalf is included in the authorizing entity’s entitlement if the entity included charter school enrollment data in its Form 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 8434, Class Size Reduction, Grades K-3.

The apportionment for each school district or charter school is based on actual enrollment in participating classes as submitted on the Form J-7CSR, less any amounts received in the November 2008 Advance Apportionment and the April, May, and July 2009 Provisional Apportionments. Funds are apportioned at $1,071 per pupil in an Option 1 class (full day), and at $535 per pupil in an Option 2 class (half day).

This apportionment is net of offsets to recover 2007-08 K-3 CSR Program overpayments for eight school districts and charter schools. These school districts and charter schools did not have sufficient funds in its principal apportionment available to fully recover 2007-08 funds in previous recoveries, and hence pursuant to California Education Code Section 52124(d), which allows for the recovery of funds from “apportionments of state funds to the district," the CDE is offsetting 2008-09 funds to be credited to Item6110-234-0001 of the Budget Act of 2007 (PCA 23272).

If you have any questions regarding the K-3 CSR Program or this apportionment, please contact Rebecca Lee, Fiscal Consultant, Categorical Allocations and Management Assistance Office, by phone at 916-324-4533 or by e-mail at relee@cde.ca.gov.

Sincerely,

 

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

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