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Principal Apportionment Deadlines, FY 2021–22

Calendar of Principal Apportionment key deadlines for school district, county office of education, charter school, and SELPA data for fiscal year (FY) 2021–22.

LEGEND: ADA – Average Daily Attendance; AICF – Adults in Correctional Facilities; CALPADS – California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System; CDE – California Department of Education; COE – County Office of Education; EC Education Code; ERAF – Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund; LEA – Local Educational Agency; P-1 – First Principal Apportionment; P-2 – Second Principal Apportionment; PENSEC – Pupil Estimates for New or Significantly Expanding Charters; SB – Senate Bill; SELPA – Special Education Local Plan Area; TBD – To Be Determined.

NOTE: Due dates may be modified if necessary.

July 2021

  • 15-Jul-2021
    • 2020–21 Annual Infant Funding
    • 2020–21 Annual AICF (Line A-2 will need to be submitted for LEAs who participated in a 2019–20 program.)
  • 20-Jul-2021
    • Certification of the 2021–22 Advance Apportionment for school districts, COEs, and continuing charter schools

August 2021

  • 02-Aug-2021
    • 2021–22 PENSEC reports and certifications for charter schools that are new or significantly expanding (adding a grade level or other qualifying event).
  • 16-Aug-2021
    • 2020–21 Annual Taxes
    • 2020–21 Annual Miscellaneous Funds Data
    • 2020–21 Annual Excess ERAF Data
    • 2020–21 Annual SELPA Tax Allocation

September 2021

  • TBD – Certification of the 2021–22 First Special Advance Apportionment, based on PENSEC data, for newly operational charter schools and continuing charter schools adding one or more grade levels.

October 2021

  • 01-Oct-2021
    • Audit Adjustments to CALPADS Data
      • For all LEAs, an auditor’s letter of concurrence is required for all changes except a decrease in unduplicated pupil count.
      • For adjustments to FY 2020–21 data, the auditor’s letter of concurrence will have additional reporting requirements for newly operational charters and LEAs approved for growth funding under SB 820. Please contact PASE@cde.ca.gov for guidance.

    • Prior Year Corrections other than Audit Adjustments to CALPADS data. Submit prior year corrections via the Principal Apportionment Data Collection Software in the “corrected” mode for the appropriate period and fiscal year.
      • For fiscal years 2018–19 and prior, ADA corrections must be greater than +/- 1 ADA in order to be processed.
      • For fiscal years 2019–20 and prior, increases in ADA and ADA movement between grade spans must be supported by an audit finding or auditor letter of concurrence.
      • Corrections for fiscal years 2016–17 and prior will be accepted only if the correction is the result of an audit exception as described in EC Section 41341(a)(2). Additionally, CDE’s authority to spend funds appropriated in the budget act expires after three years. Thus, any increases to claims for programs funded through budget acts prior to the Budget Act of 2019 (fiscal year 2019–20) may not be funded.

Note: Please see auditor letter guidelines for guidance on information to include in an auditor letter of concurrence.

November 2021

  • 01-Nov-2021
    • 2020–21 Annual Nonpublic School Extraordinary Cost Pool (ECP) Claim Data
      • Hard copies of supporting documentation (copies of paid invoices) also due to the Principal Apportionment Section postmarked by the due date. Attention: ECP claim documents (see address at end of page).
    • 2020–21 Annual Necessary Small SELPAs Extraordinary Cost Pool Claim Data for Mental Health Services
      • Hard copies of supporting documentation (copies of paid invoices) also due to the Principal Apportionment Section postmarked by the due date. Attention: ECP claim documents (see address at end of page).
  • 01-Nov-2021
    • 2021–22 20-Day forms for newly operational charter schools and continuing charter schools adding one or more grade levels
  • 15-Nov-2021
    • 2021–22 P-1 Taxes
    • 2021–22 P-1 Excess ERAF Data
  • TBD – Certification of the 2021–22 Second Special Advance Apportionment, based on 20-Day data, for newly operational charter schools and continuing charter schools adding one or more grade levels

January 2022

  • 18-Jan-2022
    • 2021–22 P-1 Attendance Data (All LEAs)
    • 2021–22 P-1 AICF
    • 2021–22 P-1 Charter School Physical Location
    • 2021–22 P-1 Infant Funding
    • 2021–22 P-1 Necessary Small School
    • 2021–22 P-1 SELPA ADA and Tax Allocations
    • 2021–22 P-1 Transfer of Funds Alternative Rate Option

Note: All 2021–22 data reporting must be completed via the new PADC Web Application.

February 2022

  • 18-Feb-2022
    • Certification of the 2021–22 First Principal Apportionment

March 2022

  • 01-Mar-2022
    • Audit Adjustments to CALPADS Data
      • For all LEAs, an auditor’s letter of concurrence is required for all changes except a decrease in unduplicated pupil count.
      • For adjustments to FY 2020–21 data, the auditor’s letter of concurrence will have additional reporting requirements for newly operational charters and LEAs approved for growth funding under SB 820. Please contact PASE@cde.ca.gov for guidance.

    • Prior Year Corrections other than Audit Adjustments to CALPADS data. Submit prior year corrections via the Principal Apportionment Data Collection Software in the “corrected” mode for the appropriate period and fiscal year.
      • For fiscal years 2018–19 and prior, ADA corrections must be greater than +/- 1 ADA in order to be processed.
      • For fiscal years 2019–20 and prior, increases in ADA and ADA movement between grade spans must be supported by an audit finding or auditor letter of concurrence.
      • Corrections for fiscal years 2016–17 and prior will be accepted only if the correction is the result of an audit exception as described in EC Section 41341(a)(2). Additionally, CDE’s authority to spend funds appropriated in the budget act expires after three years. Thus, any increases to claims for programs funded through budget acts prior to the Budget Act of 2019 (fiscal year 2019–20) may not be funded.

April 2022

  • 15-Apr-2022
    • 2021–22 P-2 Taxes
    • 2021–22 P-2 Excess ERAF Data
    • 2021–22 P-2 Charter School Physical Location
      • The charter school must send an email to PADC@cde.ca.gov to request access to the data entry screen in advance of the reporting deadline. Please include the entity responsible for oversight of the charter school as a copied recipient to this request.

May 2022

  • 02-May-2022
    • 2021–22 P-2 Attendance Data (All LEAs)
    • 2021–22 P-2 Class Size Penalties
    • 2021–22 P-2 Necessary Small School
    • 2021–22 P-2 AICF
    • 2021–22 P-2 SELPA ADA and Tax Allocations
    • 2021–22 P-2 Infant Funding

Note: All 2021–22 data reporting must be completed via the new PADC Web Application.

June 2022

  • 24-Jun-2022
    • Certification of the 2021–22 Second Principal Apportionment

Auditor Letter Guidelines

  • Auditor Letterhead
  • Date
  • LEA Name
  • County-District-School (CDS) Code
  • Fiscal Year and Reporting Period
  • Certificate Number
  • Schedule of ADA, Enrollment, or Unduplicated Pupil Count

For general questions regarding Principal Apportionment due dates or other questions related to the Principal Apportionment, contact the Principal Apportionment Section at 916-324-4541 or email at PASE@cde.ca.gov.

If required, submit hard copy reports to:

Principal Apportionment Section
School Fiscal Services Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 3800
Sacramento, CA 95814

Questions: Principal Apportionment Section | PASE@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-4541 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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