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Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
December 16, 2020

Dear Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools:

Apportionment for the
Southern California Regional Occupational Center
Fiscal Year 2020–21

This apportionment, in the amount of $1,000,000, is made from funds provided in Section 109 of Senate Bill 98 (Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020) in support of the Southern California Regional Occupational Center’s (ROC’s) instructional and operating costs in the 2020–21 fiscal year. This allocation is intended to assist the Southern California ROC transition to a fully fee-supported funding model. This apportionment reflects 100 percent of funds available in 2020–21 and is the final year of the four-year funding schedule established in Section 76(c) of Assembly Bill (AB) 99 (Chapter 15, Statutes of 2017).

As a condition of receiving funds, the Southern California ROC was required to submit an updated operational plan to the Department of Finance and the Legislative Analyst’s Office by September 1, 2020. Pursuant to Section 76(b) of AB 99, the contents of the operational plan shall include the following:

  1. The fee structure to be used for both high school pupils and adults attending classes at the Southern California ROC, including the specific fee to be levied upon participating school districts for their enrolled high school pupils, and the specific fee to be levied for adults.
  2. The methodology used to determine the fee structure described in paragraph (1), including an identification of the major cost centers associated with educating each high school pupil and adult student.
  3. Specific actions that the Southern California ROC will take to integrate career technical education pathways from local high schools to local community colleges to meet identified local workforce needs.
  4. Steps that the Southern California ROC will take to market course and program offerings to currently participating school districts, currently nonparticipating school districts, and the local adult population.
  5. A detailed budget that identifies all expenditures and revenue sources for the
    2017–18 fiscal year as well as projected expenditures and revenues for the 2018–19 fiscal year to the 2020–21 fiscal year, inclusive, any direct state or federal funding expected to be received for the 2017–18 fiscal year to the 2020–21 fiscal year, inclusive, ongoing lease payments, a summary of major personnel and nonpersonnel short-term and long-term obligations, and operating reserves.
  6. A report on the number of participating pupils and adults who go on within a year of receiving instruction at the Southern California ROC to: (A) enroll at a community college, (B) enroll at a university, or (C) attain employment in the field or a related field to the coursework completed at the Southern California ROC.

The Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools was notified of this apportionment by email, which was sent to their CDEfisc email addresses. The CDE requested that the email be forwarded to the Southern California ROC, and included the link to this letter and the apportionment schedule which are posted on the CDE web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/socalroc.asp.

Warrants will be mailed to the Los Angeles County Treasurer approximately four weeks from the date of this Notice. For standardized account code structure coding, use Resource Code 0000, Unrestricted, and Revenue Object Code 8590, All Other State Revenue.

If you have any questions regarding this apportionment, please contact Julie Klein Briggs, Fiscal Consultant, Categorical Allocations and Audit Resolution Office, email at JBriggs@cde.ca.gov.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Dearstyne, Director
School Fiscal Services Division

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
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