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Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
December 30, 2021

Dear County Office of Education Chief Business Officials:

2021–22 First Quarter Lottery Apportionment

The State Controller’s Office (SCO) distributed the 2021–22 First Quarter Lottery Apportionment on December 30, 2021. The total apportioned to county offices of education, school districts, and charter schools is $453,752,669.35 which includes $70.74 ($70.738827528) per unit of average daily attendance (ADA) for the unrestricted Lottery apportionment. Also included in the total amount apportioned are prior-year adjustments for both the unrestricted and Proposition20 Lottery revenues due to the recalculation of 2019–20 and 2020–21 Lottery apportionments based on respective ADA reports.

To view a copy of the Master Register that lists the ADA, apportionment, adjustments, and net amount actually paid (Remittance Advice) to each county office, school district, charter school, and community college district on a quarterly and year-to-date basis, visit the SCO’s web site at https://www.sco.ca.gov/ard_payments_lottery.html. The Master Register includes the following information:

  • Average Daily Attendance: The ADA is the actual annual ADA determined for the 2020–21 fiscal year multiplied by the statewide average excused absence factor of 1.04446. The Master Register lists charter school ADA separately from the chartering agency.
  • In fiscal year 2020–21, ADA for apportionment purposes was not collected due to Senate Bill (SB) 98 (Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020) and SB 820 (Chapter 110, Statutes of 2020), therefore, LEAs were funded on either 2019–20 ADA, adjusted according to provisions specified in EC Section 43502, or a 2020–21 ADA proxy calculated pursuant to EC Section 43505 for LEAs meeting certain growth criteria. Pursuant to EC Sections 43502 and 43505, an LEA’s 2019–20 ADA or ADA proxy shall be used for any calculation that would use 2020–21 ADA. The 2020–21 ADA provided to the SCO for purposes of Lottery funding was compiled in accordance with these statutes.
  • Apportioned Amount: The amount apportioned for the first quarter of 2021–22 consists of unrestricted (non-Proposition 20) Lottery funding only. The SCO will distribute 2021–22 Proposition 20 funding when the total statewide lottery revenue for education has exceeded a specified level (typically not until the second or third quarter apportionment).
  • ADA Adjustment Amount: The SCO allocates Lottery funding based upon prior year annual ADA until the actual annual ADA is available for the current year. Every December, the SCO recalculates Lottery funding for the prior two fiscal years according to actual annual ADA (adjusted by the factor of 1.04446) and funding rates per ADA, which change along with statewide ADA totals.

To compute a local educational agency’s (LEA’s) 2020–21 ADA adjustment amount:

  • Multiply the LEA’s 2019–20 annual ADA (as listed on the 2020–21 fourth quarter master register and adjusted by 1.04446) by the old 2020–21 rates of $166.273140041 per ADA for the unrestricted Lottery apportionment and $71.247581560 per ADA for the Proposition 20 apportionment. This total is the amount apportioned during the 2020–21 fiscal year.
  • Multiply the LEA’s 2020–21 annual ADA (adjusted by 1.04446) by the new 2020–21 rates of $166.978535705 for the unrestricted lottery apportionment and $72.372321716 for the Proposition 20 apportionment. This total is the amount that the LEA should have received for the 2020–21 fiscal year (prior to any Lottery revenue adjustments).
  • The difference between the two calculations is the ADA adjustment amount for the 2020–21 fiscal year.

To compute a LEA’s 2019–20 ADA adjustment amount:

  • Multiply the LEA’s 2019–20 annual ADA as listed on the 2020–21 fourth quarter master register (adjusted by 1.04446) by the old 2019–20 rates of $145.770274416 for the unrestricted Lottery apportionment and $46.238470173 for the Proposition 20 apportionment. This total is the amount apportioned for the 2019–20 fiscal year.
  • Multiply the LEA’s revised (if no revision, use the same ADA as above) 2019–20 annual ADA (adjusted by 1.04446) by the new 2019–20 rates of $145.669582814 for the unrestricted Lottery apportionment and $46.203480680 for the Proposition 20 apportionment. This total is the amount that the LEA should have received for the 2019–20 fiscal year.
  • The difference between the two calculations is the ADA adjustment amount for the 2019–20 fiscal year.
  • Accounts Receivable Balance: This amount represents the balance of any accounts receivable due to the State from a LEA.
  • Paid Amount: This total reflects the actual amount paid by the SCO, including the first quarter apportionment and any prior year adjustments.
  • Use of Funds, Non-Proposition 20: The use of non-Proposition 20 lottery funds is unrestricted. However, pursuant to Government Code Section 8880.5, LEAs must use this lottery funding exclusively for the education of pupils and may not use this revenue for the acquisition of real property, construction of facilities, financing of research, or other non-instructional purposes.
  • Use of Funds, Proposition 20: Proposition 20 lottery funding is restricted for the purchase of instructional materials. California Education Code Section 60010 defines instructional materials.

The California Department of Education requests that county superintendents of schools inform LEAs immediately of this apportionment. If you have any questions regarding the Lottery apportionment, please contact the Categorical Allocations and Audit Resolution Office at CAAR@cde.ca.gov.  

Sincerely,

Keith Smith, Education Fiscal Services Administrator
School Fiscal Services Division

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Last Reviewed: Monday, January 3, 2022

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