Assembly Bill (AB) 602
Beginning in fiscal year 2005-06, AB 602 growth and cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) are calculated on an adjusted statewide target rate. Specifically, the statewide target rate is being reduced by the federal share of funding so that the state only pays for COLA and growth on the non-federal share of funding. However, special education local plan areas (SELPAs) will be receiving a supplement to their base rate of about $9.74 per average daily attendance (ADA), which is being allocated in lieu of the COLA and growth on the federal share of funds.
District Revenue Limit Adjustments Screen
The District Revenue Limit Adjustments screen has been separated into two tabs. The Certified Revenue Limit Data Collection tab contains all data fields that are required to be certified, if applicable, and submitted to the California Department of Education (CDE). The Misc District Revenue Limit Adjustments tab contains miscellaneous data fields which may be used by school districts when calculating estimated district revenue limits in the Principal Apportionment Revenue Software.
Please note that there is a known printing problem with printing a blank copy of the Miscellaneous District Revenue Limit Adjustments report. It cannot be printed using the software; therefore, a copy of the report can be found on CDE’s Web site. [http://www2.cde.ca.gov/principalapp/]
AB 23 (Chapter 502, Statutes 2005) authorizes the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to distribute unused adult education funds from a prior year to county offices of education or school districts that exceeded their authorized ADA cap, in proportion to the excess units of ADA earned by each school district for that year. For example, the excess funds available from fiscal year 2003-04 would be redistributed during the First Principal Apportionment (P-1) apportionment process to districts that earned ADA above the authorized cap in 2003-04. County offices of education or school districts that did not earn or report ADA above their cap will not be considered in the redistribution of the funds.
The excess funding calculation has been implemented in the 2005-06 Principal Apportionment Revenue Software. Please note that while the process has been implemented in the software, it is currently under review and is subject to change.
Senate Bill (SB) 319 (Chapter 355, Statutes of 2005) makes a number of modifications which includes a change to the district revenue limit adjustment to a unified school district that is the sponsoring local educational agency of a charter school. For the 2005-06 fiscal year only, the revenue limit funding of a unified school district will be increased or decreased to reflect half of the difference between the funding provided for the unified school district’s revenue limit per unit of average daily attendance (ADA) and the charter school’s general-purpose entitlement per unit of ADA for resident students that attended a charter school established in the unified school district prior to July 1, 2005.
SB 319 also authorizes a new general-purpose funding per unit of ADA for a charter school that is established through the conversion of an existing public school within a unified district on or after July 1, 2005.
Please note that the 2005-06 Principal Apportionment Revenue Software does not currently reflect any of the changes authorized by SB 319. These changes, however, will be included in district revenue limit and charter school general-purpose entitlement calculations at the certification of the 2005-06 First Principal Apportionment in February 2006.
Questions about SB 319 may be directed to
Cindy Chan, Administrator, Office of Principal Apportionment and Special Education at 916-324-4541 or by e-mail at email@example.com [Note, the preceding contact is no longer valid and has been replaced by Caryn Moore, Administrator, Office of Charter Apportionments and District Reorganization at 916-324-4541 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.]