The purpose of the Community-Based English Tutoring (CBET) Program is for local educational agencies (LEAs) to provide free or subsidized programs of adult English language instruction to parents or other members of the community who pledge to provide personal English language tutoring to English learners. In accordance with Education Code Section 315 and Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations Section 11315, LEAs may use these funds for direct program services, community notification processes, transportation services, and background checks required of the tutors who volunteer in public school settings.
NOTE: Funding for this program is now flexible pursuant to Education Code Section 42605. LEAs may utilize all of their program funds for 2008-09 through 2014-15 to provide services for the program or they may use all or part of their program funds for other educational purposes and/or other categorical programs. For additional information, please refer to the Action on the 2008 and 2009 Budget Acts Web page.
All statutes, regulations, and requirements associated with the Community-Based English Tutoring Program are suspended during the flexibility period, 2008-09 through 2014-15.
An eligible LEA is any school district, county office of education, or direct-funded charter school that enrolled one or more English learners in the previous school year.
NOTE: For fiscal year (FY) 2009-10 through 2014-15, an LEA will be eligible for CBET funding if it received CBET funding for 2008-09.
Funding is determined by total number of English learners enrolled in the LEAs that participate in the CBET Program in any particular fiscal year. For FY 2008-09, the formula was based on a statewide allocation of $42,310,000 and a total enrollment of 1,477,390 English learners in the participating LEAs. This calculated to a per-pupil allocation of $28.63.
NOTE: Funding for 2009-10 through 2014-15 will be based on 2008-09 funding levels, LEAs will receive the same percentage of he available funding that they received of the funding allocated in 2008-09. An increase or decrease in an LEA's number of English learners will not affect that LEA's funding amount.
Applications will not be collected for 2009-10 through 2014-15. Any LEA that received CBET funding for 2008-09 will automatically receive funding for 2009-10 through 2014-15, without having to apply for it.