Dear County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators:
Low-Performing Students Block Grant
Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1808 into law on June 27, 2018. AB 1808 authorizes the allocation of a $300 million Low-Performing Students Block Grant (LPSBG) in the 2018–19 fiscal year to provide California’s low-performing students with additional supports to increase their academic achievement as defined in the California Education Code (EC), Section 41570(d).
The purpose of this letter is to notify eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) of their ability to now submit Required Report Number Two for the LPSBG pursuant to EC Section 41570(f)(2) and a reminder to expend or encumber all LPSBG funds by June 30, 2021, pursuant to EC Section 41570(e).
Eligible LEAs are required to submit Required Report Number Two to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction using the California Department of Education’s (CDE’s) online reporting tool:
Required Report Number Two: On or before November 1, 2021, all eligible LEAs that have accepted LPSBG funds are required to report to the State Superintendent regarding the implementation of the plan, the strategies used, and whether those strategies increased the academic performance of the pupils identified, pursuant to EC Section 41570(d)
To access the online reporting tool, please follow the directions in the Reporting Requirements section of the CDE LPSBG Program Information web page located at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/ca/lpsbgprginfo.asp#reportingreq.
LPSBG funds are available for expenditure or encumbrance through FY 2020–21 (June 30, 2021) and shall be used for evidence-based services that directly support pupil academic achievement, including, but not limited to, professional development activities for certificated staff, instructional materials, or additional supports for pupils.
Please note, there have been no extensions to the period of availability for LPSBG funds and the CDE does not have the authority to provide extensions to the June 30, 2021, deadline by which these funds must be used.
For more information, please contact the School Improvement and Support Office by phone at 916-319-0833 or by email at LPSBG@cde.ca.gov.
Lindsay Tornatore, Ed.D., Director
Student Achievement and Support Division