April 29, 2011
Dear County Superintendents of Schools:
This apportionment, in the amount of $560,910, is made from funds provided in California Education Code (EC) Section 52055.770 in support of the Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA) of 2006 program. This apportionment reflects the calculation of final entitlements for fiscal year 2010-11 and provides payment to county offices of education (COEs) in support of county oversight activities associated with the QEIA program. As a result, each participating COE is receiving an amount equal to its final 2010-11 entitlement less funds apportioned in fall 2010 based on estimated entitlements.
As provided in EC Section 52055.770(i)(1), the formula for allocating these funds is similar to that for allocating funds to COEs in support of county oversight activities required under the Williams v. California settlement agreement. Consistent with that formula, established in EC Section 1242, COEs receive $2,500 per participating elementary school, $3,500 per participating middle or junior high school, and $5,000 per participating high school for QEIA oversight activities. They also receive additional funding for participating schools whose October 2009 California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement System enrollment exceeds certain thresholds, as follows:
Overall, each COE will receive no less than $10,000.
Beginning in fiscal year 2010-11, letters of apportionment from the California Department of Education’s (CDE) School Fiscal Services Division are no longer being mailed to the county superintendents of schools. Instead, county superintendents will be notified of each apportionment by e-mail. Accordingly, the CDE has sent an e-mail to each county superintendent, addressed to the county’s CDEfisc e-mail address, to inform him or her being mailed. The e-mail contained a link to the CDE Categorical Programs Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/ where, under the program name, the letter and schedule for this apportionment are posted. The CDE requested that the e-mail be forwarded to all school districts in the county.
Warrants will be mailed to each county treasurer approximately three weeks from the date of this Notice. For standardized account code structure coding, use Resource Code 7400, Quality Education Investment Act, and Revenue Object Code 8590, All Other State Revenue.
If you have any questions regarding this program or apportionment, please contact Robert Storelli, Education Programs Consultant, Regional Coordination and Support Office, by phone at 916-319-0482 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions concerning the payment process should be directed to Karen Almquist, Assistant Fiscal Consultant, Categorical Allocations and Management Assistance Office, by phone at 916-327-4406 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Jeannie Oropeza, Deputy Superintendent
Finance, Technology, and Administration Branch