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Charter School Calculation Changes for EIA

Table displaying the differences in charter school Economic Impact Aid calculations.
Data Used To Determine The Number Of Economic Impact Aid (EIA) Eligible Pupils For Block-Grant Funded Charter Schools

The following table summarizes the differences in the data sets used in the calculation of a charter school’s EIA eligible pupils under the old and new formulas for both continuing and new block-grant funded charter schools:

Charter School Prior to Assembly Bill 1802 and
Senate Bill 1131
New Data
Continuing
  • Economically Disadvantaged Pupils – Current year counts of pupils eligible for free or reduced price meals as reported in the principal apportionment software.
  • English learners – Current year counts of EL pupils as reported in the principal apportionment software.
  • Economically Disadvantaged Pupils –For 2006-07, current year counts of pupils ages 5 through 17, as of October 2006, whose annual family income is at or below the federal poverty level as reported in the principal apportionment revenue software.  Beginning in 2007-08, prior year counts will be used.
  • English learners – Prior year counts of EL pupils as reported on the spring R30–LC Language Census.
  • Enrollment – Prior year enrollment as reported through the California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS).

New
(both start-up and conversion)

  • Economically Disadvantaged Pupils – Current year counts of pupils eligible for free or reduced price meals as reported in the principal apportionment software.
  • English learners – Current year counts of EL pupils as reported in the principal apportionment software.
  • Economically Disadvantaged Pupils – Current year counts of pupils ages 5 through 17, as of October 2006, whose annual family income is at or below the federal poverty level as reported in the principal apportionment revenue software. 
  • English learners – Current year counts of EL pupils as reported on the spring
    R30–LC Language Census.
  • Enrollment – Current year enrollment as reported through CBEDS.
Questions: Byron Fong | byfong@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-0498 
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