On September 29, 2006, The Governor signed Senate Bill (SB) 1133 (Chapter 751, Statutes of 2006). The legislation establishes the Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA) of 2006 for the purposes of implementing the terms of the CTA, et al. v. Schwarzenegger, et al. settlement and discharges the outstanding balance of the maintenance factor regarding Proposition 98 funding that was due, but not provided in fiscal years 2004-05 and 2005-06.
The Quality Education Investment Act provides approximately $3 billion which would authorize school districts and other local educational agencies to apply for funding to allocate to elementary, secondary and charter schools that are ranked in either decile 1 or 2 as determined by the 2005 Academic Performance Index (API) base. The appropriations begin in fiscal year 2007-08 and continue through 2013-14. School districts will receive approximately $268,000,000 in fiscal year 2007-08 and $402,000,000 for each fiscal year thereafter until 2013-14. Schools that are funded under the High Priority Schools Grant Program (HPSGP) that met or are meeting the program requirements of Education Code Section 52055.650 are eligible to receive funding under both the QEIA and HPSGP, providing the school meets all accountability requirements of both programs.
Report to the Legislature: Progress Report on the Implementation of the Quality Education Investment Act (DOC; 3MB)
Contains answers to commonly asked questions about the application process, expenditures, professional development, and accountability. Additionally, this link contains specific information related to the instructions for calculating the Teacher Experience Index and Class Size Reduction. For more information regarding the application and forms for QEIA eligible schools, including Alternative Application scoring criteria, see the QEIA Request for Application Web page.