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Ltr6-07: SSDCOEBR

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

June 4, 2010

Dear Select County Superintendents of Schools and Treasurers:

NOTICE OF THE SIXTH APPORTIONMENT FOR THE
SMALL SCHOOL DISTRICT AND COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
BUS REPLACEMENT PROGRAM
FISCAL YEAR 2007-08

This apportionment, in the amount of $508,423, is made from funds provided by Schedule (2) of Item 6110-111-0001 of the Budget Act of 2007 (Chapter 171 as amended by Chapter 172, Statutes of 2007) for the purchase of replacement buses for small school districts and county offices of education as provided by California Education Code sections 42290-42293, 42301.1, and 42303.

Awards have been adjusted for those local educational agencies (LEAs) whose bus purchase exceeded their entitlement amount. This apportionment allocates additional funding that provides approximately 21.79% of the costs incurred by LEAs above their entitlement amount.

County superintendents of schools are requested to inform LEAs, including direct-funded charter schools, immediately of this apportionment. 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 7235, Transportation: School Bus Replacement, and Revenue Object Code 8590, All Other State Revenue.

Eligibility for bus replacement funds is limited to buses manufactured prior to 1992. The allocation of funds uses ranking methods based on "excess age" and mileage, or condition of the bus, as specified in the program information manual dated January 2008.

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/.

If you have any questions regarding this apportionment, please contact Christina Schlueter, Analyst, Categorical Programs Unit, by phone at 916-324-9806 or by e-mail at cschlueter@cde.ca.gov [Note, the preceding contact information is no longer valid and has been replaced by Christina Kersey, Fiscal Consultant, Categorical Allocations & Management Assistance Unit, at 916-324-9806 or by e-mail at ckersey@cde.ca.gov.] [Note, the preceding contact information is no longer valid and has been replaced by Tonya Holmes, Fiscal Analyst, Categorical Allocations & Management Assistance Unit, by phone at 916-323-6028 or by e-mail at tholmes@cde.ca.gov.]

Sincerely,

 

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

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