September 19, 2006
Dear County Superintendents of Schools, Auditors, and Treasurers:
This apportionment, in the amount of $435,041,408, is made from funds provided by Item 6110-234-0001 of the Budget Act of 2006 (Chapter 47, Statutes of 2006) in support of the Kindergarten Through Grade Three Class Size Reduction (K-3 CSR) Program. The advance apportionment calculated for each local educational agency (LEA) equals 25 percent of the fiscal year 2005-06 pupil enrollment counts submitted on form J-7CSR, multiplied by the fiscal year 2006-07 rates of $1,024 per pupil for Option One (full day) and $512 per pupil for Option Two (half-day), as provided by California Education Code Section 52126(g)(1).
All LEAs intending to implement or continue the K-3 CSR program must participate in the annual application process. If an LEA fails to submit a fiscal year 2006-07 application by the statutory deadline of October 1, 2006, eligibility for K-3 CSR program funding is forfeited and the amount processed in this advance apportionment will be recovered. The amount shall be deducted from the LEA's next monthly principal apportionment payment after the application deadline as provided by California Education Code Section 52126(g)(2).
The estimated pupil enrollment counts for fiscal year 2006-07 submitted on the fiscal year 2006-07 application will be used to calculate provisional funding for LEAs, with maximum funding based on prior-year California Basic Educational Data System enrollment counts. Adjustments will be made to provisional funding after actual enrollment counts, submitted on form J-7CSR, are processed in May 2007. Details regarding the submissions of form J-7CSR will be posted to the CSR Web site at a later date.
Direct-funded and locally funded charter schools that applied for K-3 CSR program on their own behalf are listed separately in the enclosed apportionment schedule. Funding for charter schools that did not apply on their own behalf is included in the chartering agency's entitlement if the chartering agency included charter school enrollment data in its J-7CSR.
Warrants will be mailed to each county treasurer approximately four weeks from the date of this Notice. For standardized account code structure (SACS) coding, use Resource Code 1300, Class Size Reduction, Grades K-3, and Revenue Object Code 8434, Class Size Reduction, Grades K-3. County superintendents of schools are requested to inform LEAs, including applicant charter schools, immediately of this apportionment.
If you would like additional information regarding the K-3 CSR program, please visit the California Department of Education (CDE) K-3 CSR program Web site at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/cs/k3. LEAs that would like to receive notification about apportionments, due dates, and more may subscribe to the e-mail notification list on the CDE Grades K-3 Web site at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/cs/k3/emailsub.asp.
If you have any questions regarding this apportionment, please contact Janice Huarte, Fiscal Analyst, Categorical Programs Unit, at 916-322-9128 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. [Note: The previous contact information is no longer valid.] If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Rebecca Lee,
Fiscal Consultant, Categorical Allocations and Management Assistance Office, at 916-324-4533 or by e-mail at email@example.com.