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Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
May 24, 2019

Dear County Superintendents of Schools:

Projected Adjustment of School District Principal
Apportionments to State Special Schools for
Student Attendance
Fiscal Year 2018–19

Statute requires the school district of residence of the parent or guardian of any residential student attending a State Special School to pay 10 percent of the excess annual cost of education for that student (California Education Code Section 59300). Item 6100-005-0001 of the Budget Act of 2018 (Chapter 29, Statutes of 2018) requires the State Controller’s Office (SCO) to withhold the amount due from each school district, as reported by the California Department of Education (CDE), from the district’s principal apportionment, and transfer that amount to the State Special Schools account (6100-005-0001). The amount withheld will be shown as a separate item in the remittance advice for the principal apportionment payment.

Accordingly, enclosed is the schedule of transfers or “adjustments” for projected excess costs for fiscal year 2018–19 reported by the CDE to the SCO. These adjustments will be deducted by the SCO from the May 2019 principal apportionment payments scheduled for May 29, 2019. The CDE will make final adjustments in fiscal year 2019–20 once actual excess costs for fiscal year 2018–19 are known.

County superintendents get notified of these adjustments by email, addressed to the county’s CDEfisc email address. The email includes a link to the CDE Categorical Programs web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/statespecialschool.asp where the letter and the schedule of adjustments are posted. The CDE requests that the email be forwarded to all school districts in the county.

For standardized account code structure coding, use Resource Code 0000, Unrestricted, and Expenditure Object Code 7130, State Special Schools.

If you have any questions regarding the adjustments, please contact AnneMarie Rouse, Office Technician, State Special Schools & Services Division, by phone at 916-319-0550 or by email at arouse@cde.ca.gov. General questions regarding this notice may be directed to Tonya Holmes, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, Categorical Allocations and Management Assistance Office, by phone at 916-323-6028 or by email at tholmes@cde.ca.gov.

Sincerely,

Caryn Moore, Director
School Fiscal Services Division

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

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