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Ltr-09: PETI

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

October 30, 2009

Dear County Superintendents of Schools, Auditors, and Treasurers:

NOTICE OF THE FIRST APPORTIONMENT FOR THE
PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER INCENTIVE PROGRAM
FISCAL YEAR 2009-10

This apportionment, in the amount of $33,515,996, is made from funds provided in Item 6110-260-0001, Physical Education Teacher Incentive Program (PETIP), of the Budget Act of 2009 (Chapter 1, Statutes of 2009, Third Extraordinary Session) as amended by Assembly Bill 1 of the Fourth Extraordinary Session (Chapter 1, Statutes of 2009).

County superintendents of schools are requested to immediately inform school districts and direct-funded charter schools 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 (CDE) Categorical Programs Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/. On the schedule we identify the amount for direct-funded charter schools separate from the district or county amount. All other charter schools applied through their authorizing agency, and funding associated with the charter school is included in the district or county amount.

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, including the funds formerly restricted to the PETIP. School districts, county offices of education and direct-funded 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 coding, use Resource Code 0000, CAHSEE Intensive Instruction and Services, and Revenue Object Code 8590, All Other State Revenue.

The amount paid in this apportionment reflects 100 percent of each local educational agency’s (LEA’s) total entitlement to funds for PETIP in 2009-10. Pursuant to EC Section 42605, entitlements were calculated based on the same relative proportion of funds that each LEA received in 2008-09 for PETIP, then reduced to reflect the funding reduction in Control Section 12.42 of the Budget Act. Control Section 12.42 of the Budget act of 2009 reduced the amount of funding in the 2009-10 budget item by 19.8 percent (and Control Section 12.42 of the Budget Act of 2008 reduced the 2008-09 budget item by 15.4 percent). Accordingly, the funding that LEAs are receiving in 2009-10 is 5.3 percent below the funding received for 2008-09.

If you have any questions regarding this apportionment, please contact Wendi McCaskill, Fiscal Consultant, Categorical Allocation and Management Assistance Unit, at 916-323-6191 or by e-mail at wmccaskill@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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