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Ltr1-09: NBPTS

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

May 18, 2010 Revised July 1, 2010

Dear County Superintendents of Schools and Treasurers:

NOTICE OF THE FIRST APPORTIONMENT FOR THE
NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS
CERTIFICATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM
FISCAL YEAR 2009-10

This apportionment, in the amount of $2,403,987, is made from funds provided in Item 6110-195-0001, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification Incentive (National Board) 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/. For standardized account code structure coding, use Resource Code 0000, Unrestricted, and Revenue Object Code 8590, All Other State Revenue.

California Education Code (EC) 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. This flexibility applies to the funds formerly restricted to the National Board Program, except for the moneys that the local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to fund awards for teachers that have previously met the requirements necessary to obtain awards, until the award is paid in full. Once this requirement is met, the LEAs may use the remaining funds for any educational purpose.

This apportionment provides 100 percent of each LEA’s 2009-10 entitlement to National Board funds. Pursuant to EC Section 42605, funds for the programs made flexible and allocated in 2009-10 through 2012-13 are based on the relative share that each LEA received of funds allocated in the 2008-09 fiscal year then reduced to reflect the funding reduction that was enacted in Control Section 12.42 of the Budget Act of 2009.

If you have 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 Karen Almquist, Fiscal Consultant, Categorical Allocations & Management Assistance Unit, by phone at 916-327-4406 or by e-mail at kalmquis@cde.ca.gov.]

Sincerely,

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

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