February 12, 2010
Dear County Superintendents of Schools and Treasurers:
This apportionment, in the amount of $3,527,000, is made from funds provided by Item 6110-268-0001, Oral Health Assessment 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).
This apportionment represents 100 percent of the entitlement for local educational agencies (LEAs) for the 2009-10 fiscal year. Pursuant to California Education Code (EC) Section 42605, these entitlements were calculated by allocating the 2009-10 appropriation to the LEAs in the same relative proportion of funds that each LEA received in 2008-09.
County superintendents are requested to immediately notify the LEAs in their county of this apportionment. Warrants will be mailed to county treasurers approximately four weeks from the date of this Notice. To view the schedule of apportionment, please visit the California Department of Education Categorical Programs Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/.
California 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 2012-2013 for numerous budget items, including the funding formerly restricted to the Oral Health Assessment program. School districts and 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 (SACS) coding, use Resource Code 0000, Unrestricted, and Revenue Object Code 8590, All Other State Revenue.
If you have questions regarding this apportionment, please contact
Shirley Burkett, Fiscal Analyst, Categorical Programs Unit, by phone at 916-323-1385 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org [Note, the preceding information is no longer valid].
Susan Lange, Deputy Superintendent
Finance, Technology, and Administration Branch