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GATE Fiscal Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about how the Gifted and Talented Education program is affected by the flexibility provisions from education trailer bill Senate Bill 4 of the 2009-10 Third Extraordinary Session (SBX34).

GATE program funding is now included in the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), authorized by the 2013-14 Budget Act, in place of most previously existing K–12 state funding streams. Funding for this program will now be determined at the local level. The following information about GATE may still be helpful to local educators and families.

Note: Please refer to the Fiscal Issues Relating to Budget Reductions and Flexibility Provisions guidance letter for information on provisions that apply to all programs. The letter covers such matters as the public hearing requirement, base year funding provisions, and how funding reductions will be calculated.

Questions: Aileen Allison-Zarea | | 916-323-5252 
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