Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Calculations to Determine 2018–19 P-1

Detail of calculations to determine the 2018–19 First Principal Apportionment.

LCFF Transition | Basic Aid Interdistrict | Basic Aid Supplement | AICF
Special Education | Funding Transfer | Payment Schedule | Resources

The California Department of Education (CDE) certified the First Principal Apportionment (P-1) for fiscal year 2018–19 on February 20, 2019, pursuant to California Education Code (EC) Section 41332. The following provides specific details regarding the calculation of funding for each Principal Apportionment program, including the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).

Local educational agency (LEA) funding calculations can be found on the Principal Apportionment Funding Exhibits, and details of the calculations are explained in the Principal Apportionment Exhibit Reference Guides. In addition to certifying the 2018–19  P-1 funding calculations, fiscal years 2017–18 (Annual) and 2016–17 (Annual R-2) have been recalculated, as well as other prior years, as necessary. Prior year adjustments are reflected on Line A-17 of the 2018–19 P-1 Principal Apportionment Summary, and further detailed on the Adjustments and Prior Year Recomputations (XLSX) Excel file. For more information about these adjustments and other resources, please see the Resources for Understanding Principal Apportionment Entitlements and Payments section below. 

LCFF Transition Entitlement and State Aid – All Local Educational Agencies

The calculation of LCFF state aid shown on lines A-1, A-2, and A-3 of the Principal Apportionment Summary can be found on the exhibits titled County LCFF Calculation, School District LCFF Transition Calculation, and Charter School LCFF Transition Calculation, respectively. The accompanying exhibit reference guides provide additional details on how funding is calculated.

For school districts and charter schools, the LCFF Transition Entitlement is equal to the sum of an LEA’s LCFF Target, or Floor plus Current Year Gap, and Economic Recovery Target (ERT) funding. For county offices of education (COEs), the LCFF Entitlement is equal to the LCFF Floor or LCFF Target. A summary of these calculations is noted below under the applicable sub-headers.

For all LEAs, LCFF state aid is determined by subtracting local property taxes (or in-lieu of taxes for charter schools) and the 2018–19 Education Protection Account (EPA) Entitlement from the LCFF Transition Entitlement (LCFF Entitlement for COEs). If applicable, the LCFF state aid is increased to reach the LCFF minimum level of state aid required by law, and includes additional LCFF state aid for COEs as specified below.

Education Protection Account Entitlement

EPA revenues, as authorized by Section 36 of Article XIII of the California Constitution, are generated by increases in personal income tax rates for upper-income taxpayers. LEAs will receive quarterly EPA payments through the 2030–31 fiscal year, paid outside of the Principal Apportionment. For information on the 2018–19 P-1 EPA calculations, refer to the Third Quarter EPA apportionment letter.

Details of the EPA calculations are displayed on the Education Protection Account Calculation exhibit and exhibit reference guide. EPA entitlements are also displayed on the County LCFF Calculation, School District LCFF Transition Calculation, and Charter School LCFF Transition Calculation exhibits, and are shown for informational purposes on the Principal Apportionment Summary.

For additional information on EPA and quarterly payments to LEAs, visit the CDE’s EPA web page.

Current Year LCFF Gap Funding

The details for the calculation of current year LCFF Gap Funding can be found on the School District LCFF Transition Calculation and Charter School LCFF Transition Calculation exhibits and exhibit reference guides. An LEA’s LCFF Need is the difference between its adjusted prior-year funding level, called the LCFF Floor, and its LCFF Target Entitlement. Each year during transition to full LCFF funding, the CDE calculates a percentage of Need to be funded, known as current year Gap, based on an amount appropriated in the annual budget act.

For school districts and charter schools, Assembly Bill (AB) 1808 (Chapter 32, Statutes of 2018) authorized funding for the full amount of the LCFF Need for the 2018–19 fiscal year, which resulted in a P-1 Statewide Gap Funding Rate of 100 percent. Therefore, the total amount of LCFF Floor and current year Gap is equal the LCFF Target Entitlement for LEAs not previously funded on the LCFF Target. School districts and charter schools that already had zero LCFF Need at the 2017–18 P-2 certification are funded based on their LCFF Target in the 2018–19 fiscal year.

As of 2014–15, the COE LCFF Need has been fully funded, therefore there was no Gap appropriation provided for COEs in 2018–19.

LCFF Target Entitlement

The LCFF Target Entitlement is a component of the LCFF Transition Entitlement. The details of the LCFF Target are displayed on the School District LCFF Target Entitlement, Charter School LCFF Target Entitlement, and County LCFF Calculation exhibits and exhibit reference guides. The base grants per unit of ADA, necessary small school (NSS) funding bands, COE operations grants, and supplemental and concentration grant factors used in the Target Entitlement calculations are listed on the Funding Rates and Information web page.

If applicable, the NSS Allowance and NSS ADA are taken into account for the School District LCFF Target Entitlement. ADA funded by the NSS formula is excluded from the Base Grant Funding but is included for purposes of Supplemental and Concentration Grant calculations.

School district and COE LCFF Target Entitlements include, if applicable, add-on funding based on three 2012−13 programs: Targeted Instructional Improvement Block Grant, Home-to-School Transportation, and Small School District Bus Replacement Program.

Unduplicated Pupil Percentage

The Unduplicated Pupil Percentage (UPP) is used to calculate LCFF Supplemental and Concentration Grants, which are components of the LCFF Target Entitlements. Details of the UPP calculations are displayed on the County Unduplicated Pupil Percentage, School District Unduplicated Pupil Percentage, and Charter School Unduplicated Pupil Percentage exhibits and exhibit reference guides.

The UPP is a percentage based on three years of data (current, prior, and second prior year). The UPP is not an average of each year’s percentage; rather, the sum of the unduplicated pupil count for the three years is divided by the sum of enrollment for the three years to produce the current year’s UPP. In the subsequent years, the newest year will be added and the oldest will be dropped off.

The enrollment and unduplicated pupil count, which form the basis of the UPP, were collected by the CDE in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) Fall 1 2018 data collection. Data certified in CALPADS Fall 1, by the certification deadline (December 7, 2018), was used for 2018−19 P-1 UPP calculations. Data certified in CALPADS Fall 1, by the close of the final amendment window (January 28, 2019), will be used beginning with the 2018–19 P-2 UPP calculation. Subsequent changes to CALPADS counts for purposes of LCFF can only be submitted through the audit process. Additional information on Audit Adjustments to CALPADS Data is available in the Data Reporting Instruction Manual (DOCX).

The CALPADS data used to determine each LEA’s UPP also reflects transfers reported in CALPADS for students that are served by the COE but funded for LCFF at the district of residence, as well as transfers for charter school students who are funded through the LCFF COE formula. The Report of Attendance and CALPADS Enrollment/Unduplicated Pupil Count Transfers for District Funded County Program Students (XLSX) Excel file, available on the CDE’s website shows the District Funded County Program ADA reported by districts of residence and CALPADS enrollment and unduplicated pupil count transfers as of the CALPADS Fall 1 report. Similarly, the Report of Attendance and CALPADS Enrollment/Unduplicated Pupil Count Transfers for County Program Charter School Students (XLSX) Excel file shows the Charter Served, County Funded ADA reported by the charter schools and CALPADS enrollment and unduplicated pupil count transfers. The CDE published a series of Frequently Asked Questions on the transfer of enrollment and unduplicated pupils, as well as the flow of funds under LCFF for these students.

LCFF Floor for School Districts and Charter Schools

The LCFF Floor is a component of the LCFF Transition Entitlement. The details of the LCFF Floor are displayed on the School District LCFF Transition Calculation and Charter School LCFF Transition Calculation exhibits and exhibit reference guides.

The LCFF Floor is based on the current year funded ADA multiplied by the 2012–13 Revenue Limit and General Purpose funding rates plus the 2012–13 categorical funding subsumed into LCFF. The details of the rates and funding used in the LCFF Floor calculation are displayed on each LEA’s LCFF Transition Calculation with additional details on the 2012–13 Adjusted District Revenue Limit Per ADA Rate Calculation exhibit and exhibit reference guides. If a school district is funded by NSS in the LCFF Target Entitlement, the Floor also includes the applicable NSS allowance based on 2012–13 deficited funding amounts.

The LCFF Floor also includes prior year LCFF Gap Funding. A cumulative prior year’s Gap rate is calculated for each school district and charter school by taking the sum of each prior year’s LCFF Gap Funding divided by funded ADA (from the most recent recertification of each prior year), which is then multiplied by current year ADA. Additional details are available on the Prior Year Gap Rate per ADA Calculation exhibit and exhibit reference guides.

LCFF Floor for COEs

The LCFF Floor is determined on the County LCFF Calculation exhibit; the details of the calculations are available in the corresponding exhibit reference guide.

The County LCFF Floor is based on the current year funded ADA multiplied by the 2012–13 funding rates plus the 2012–13 categorical funding subsumed into LCFF. In addition, the County LCFF Floor includes an amount of 2012–13 Revenue Limit funding that is not adjusted by current year ADA and is held constant as of the 2012–13 Annual Apportionment. The 2012−13 Adjusted County Revenue Limit for Floor Calculation exhibit that contained these calculations has been retired. Each COE’s specific calculations and funding amounts can be found in the 2016–17 exhibit with the calculation details explained in the 2016–17 exhibit reference guide.

For COEs funded on the “hold harmless” provisions of EC Section 2575(g)(2), the LCFF Floor represents the LCFF Entitlement unless the LCFF Target amount exceeds the LCFF Floor in any prior year P-2 certification.

Additional COE LCFF State Aid

There are two calculations that provide COEs with Additional LCFF State Aid. The first is funding calculated pursuant to EC Section 2575.1 and the second is funding calculated pursuant to EC Section 2575.2.

EC Section 2575.1, effective 2017–18 fiscal year, provides each COE funded at the LCFF Target as of the 2016–17 Second Principal Apportionment additional LCFF state aid based on the number of school districts under its jurisdiction, or a statutory minimum. Details of the funding calculation can be found in the County LCFF Calculation funding exhibit and the corresponding exhibit reference guide.

EC Section 2575.2, effective 2018–19 fiscal year, provides all COEs with more than one school district under their jurisdiction $200,000 in additional LCFF state aid plus an allowance based on school districts identified for differentiated assistance pursuant to EC Section 52071. Details of the funding calculation can be found in the County Funding Based on Districts Identified for Differentiated Assistance funding exhibit and the corresponding exhibit reference guide.

LCFF State Aid pursuant to EC 2575.1 and EC 2575.2 represents a portion of a COE’s overall LCFF State Aid and is included in standardized account code structure (SACS) Object Code 8011.

School District Necessary Small Schools Funding

During the LCFF Transition period, the CDE will calculate the NSS Allowance for the LCFF Target, to be included in the School District LCFF Target Entitlement, based on NSS Funding Band amounts for the applicable fiscal year. In addition, the CDE will calculate the NSS Allowance for the LCFF Floor, to be included in the School District LCFF Transition Calculation, based on the 2012–13 Deficited NSS Funding Band amounts. For both calculations, the allowance is based on the combination of ADA and the number of full-time teachers (for elementary schools) or the number of full-time equivalent certificated employees (for high schools), whichever provides the lesser allowance. Details of the NSS allowance calculations can be found on the School District Necessary Small Schools Allowance for the LCFF Target and School District Necessary Small Schools Allowance for the LCFF Floor exhibits and accompanying exhibit reference guides.

Economic Recovery Target Funding

A school district’s or charter school’s eligibility for ERT is based upon a calculation done in 2013–14 that determined if the LEA would have been better off under the revenue limit/categorical funding model rather than the LCFF model. Each fiscal year, an eligible LEA will receive an annual ERT payment that is increased incrementally during LCFF transition. Details of the funding calculation can be found on the Economic Recovery Target exhibit and exhibit reference guide. Most school districts and charter schools did not generate an ERT funding amount. The ERT funding is added to the LCFF Transition Entitlement.

LCFF State Aid Adjustments and Prior Year Recomputations

In addition to the 2018–19 LCFF state aid calculations, fiscal years 2017–18 and 2016–17 have been recalculated for ADA and unduplicated pupil count adjustments submitted by LEAs. Any adjustments for funding in-lieu of property taxes were made to reflect revised ADA and tax per ADA rates. The cumulative amount of prior year adjustments is included on Line A-17 of the Principal Apportionment Summary and details are displayed on the Adjustments and Prior Year Recomputations (XLSX) Excel file. 

Basic Aid Choice, Basic Aid Court-Ordered Voluntary Pupil Transfer, and Basic Aid Open Enrollment

The Basic Aid Choice, Basic Aid Court-Ordered Voluntary Pupil Transfer, and Basic Aid Open Enrollment programs are inter-district attendance programs that provide state aid to basic aid (excess tax) school districts that are serving students from non-basic aid districts. The calculation of state aid shown on lines A-4, A-5, and A-6 of the Principal Apportionment Summary can be found on the exhibits titled School District Basic Aid Choice Calculation, School District Basic Aid Court-Ordered Voluntary Pupil Transfer Calculation, and School District Basic Aid Open Enrollment Calculation, respectively. The accompanying exhibit reference guides provide additional details on how funding is calculated.

The 2018–19 P-1 statewide totals are as follows:

Program 2018−19 P-1 Statewide Total Amount

Basic Aid Choice

$1,433,372

Basic Aid Court-Ordered Voluntary Pupil Transfer

$5,270,244

Basic Aid Open Enrollment

$0
(no participants)

In addition to the 2018–19 calculations, fiscal years 2017–18 and 2016–17 have been recalculated for ADA adjustments submitted by LEAs. Prior year adjustments are included on Line A-17 of the Principal Apportionment Summary and details are displayed on the Adjustments and Prior Year Recomputations (XLSX) Excel file.

Basic Aid Supplement Funding (Charter School Adjustment)

The School District Basic Aid Supplement program provides to basic aid (excess tax) school districts supplemental funding for the loss of local property taxes due to charter schools that provide instruction to nonresident (out-of-district) students. The calculation of state aid shown on Line A-7 of the Principal Apportionment Summary can be found on the exhibits titled School District Basic Aid Supplement Calculation and School District Basic Aid Supplement Funding. The accompanying exhibit reference guides provide additional details on how funding is calculated for the program. The statewide total amount for this program at P-1 is $35,694,969.

In addition to the 2018–19 calculation, fiscal years 2017–18 and 2016–17 have been recalculated for ADA adjustments submitted by LEAs. Prior year adjustments are included on Line A-17 of the Principal Apportionment Summary and details are displayed on the Adjustments and Prior Year Recomputations (XLSX) Excel file. 

Adults in Correctional Facilities

The Adults in Correctional Facilities (AICF) program provides funding to eligible LEAs that offer schools and classes for prisoners. The calculation of state aid shown on Line A-8 of the Principal Apportionment Summary can be found on the exhibit titled Adults in Correctional Facilities Funding. The 2018­–19 funding for the AICF program was based on the lesser of each LEA’s 2017–18 rate per ADA or 80 percent of the 2007–08 statewide average revenue limit for Adult Education. This amount is multiplied by the lesser of prior year Annual ADA, or a cap based on 2002–03 ADA increased by 2.5 percent each year.

The 2018–19 Budget Act appropriates $15,331,000 for the AICF program, which was sufficient to fully fund the program at P-1. In addition to the 2018–19 calculation, fiscal years 2017–18 and 2016–17 have been recalculated for ADA adjustments submitted by LEAs. Prior year adjustments are included on Line A-17 of the Principal Apportionment Summary and details are displayed on the Adjustments and Prior Year Recomputations (XLSX) Excel file. 

Special Education Funding Assembly Bill (AB) 602

The Special Education Program, also known as AB 602, provides funding to Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPA) based on the SELPA’s ADA and other data elements. Note: funding for the Extraordinary Cost Pool Claims Process (ECP) is not calculated until the Annual Apportionment and funding for mental health services is apportioned outside of the Principal Apportionment.  

The calculation of state aid shown on Line A-9 of the Principal Apportionment Summary can be found on the exhibits titled SELPA Special Education Funding Exhibit, SELPA Special Education Funding Exhibit – LA Court, and SELPA Special Education Funding Exhibit – Charter SELPA. The accompanying exhibit reference guides provide additional details on how funding is calculated. The Special Education AB 602 ADA and Statewide Rates and Factors information can be viewed on the Special Education web page.

Program specialists and regionalized services (PS/RS) funding was modified by the 2018–19 Budget Act Trailer Bill, Assembly Bill (AB) 1808 (Chapter 32, Statutes of  2018). Section 100 of AB 1808 added EC Section 56836.24, and directs CDE to calculate funding for PS/RS for each SELPA based on the statewide average PS/RS Rate. As a result, the AB 602 statewide target rate and each SELPA’s base rate were recalculated to remove PS/RS. Following is a summary of the changes reflected in the P-1 Apportionment:

  • To recalculate each SELPA’s base rate, PS/RS funding was removed from each SELPA’s Prior Year Base, Line B-1. Detailed calculations for each SELPA is displayed on the Special Education AB 602 SELPA’s Prior Year Base (XLSX) Excel file.
  • The 2018–19 statewide target rate was recalculated and is $539.68.
  • The 2018–19 statewide average PS/RS rate is equal to $15.97. The rate is a result of taking the 2012–13 statewide average PS/RS rate and adjusting by COLA for each year from 2013–14 through 2018–19.

The 2018–19 Budget Act appropriates $2,792,469,000 and includes a 2.71 percent statutory COLA for special education. However, the current year appropriation was not sufficient to fully fund AB 602 entitlements at P-1. As a result, a proration factor of 0.9686846121 was applied to the Base Entitlement.

Special Education Out-of-Home Care

The Out-of-Home Care (OHC) Program provides funding to SELPAs for pupils residing in facilities located within each SELPA’s geographic boundaries. The calculation details for OHC funding, which is a component of the AB 602 entitlement, are displayed on the Out of Home Care Funding exhibit and exhibit reference guide.

The 2018–19 Budget Act appropriates $140,018,000 for the OHC Program, which is sufficient to fully fund the program at P-1. The funding rates were adjusted by a 2.71 percent statutory COLA and can be viewed on the Funding Rates and Information web page.

At P-1, prior year pupil counts for Community Care, Intermediate Care, and Skilled Nursing facilities were used to determine funding. At the 2018–19 P-2 Apportionment, funding for these facilities will be updated to reflect the pupil count data as of April 1, 2019.  Pursuant to Assembly Bill 1808 (Chapter 32, Statutes of 2018), group home and foster home data from the 2016–17 fiscal year will continue to be used. For each fiscal year, CDE provides facility information used for the OHC Program by SELPA on the Out-of-Home Care Funding Results web page

AB 602 State Aid Adjustments and Prior Year Recomputations

In addition to the 2018–19 P-1 calculation, fiscal years 2017–18 (Annual  and 2016–17 (Annual R-2) for AB 602, OHC, ECP, and Necessary Small SELPAs’ ECP for Mental Health Services (NSS ECPMH) may have been recalculated for revised ADA and other data. Prior year adjustments are included on Line A-17 of the Principal Apportionment Summary and details are displayed on the Adjustments and Prior Year Recomputations (XLSX) Excel file. Provided below is a summary for fiscal years 2017–18 (Annual) and 2016–17 (Annual R-2).

2017–18 Annual

The AB 602 appropriation of $2,746,584,000 continues to be insufficient to fully fund AB 602 entitlements at Annual. As a result, a proration factor of 0.98880626379 was applied to the Base Entitlement. There is no change to the 2017–18 OHC entitlement from P-2 to Annual.  Funding for ECP Program was insufficient and a proration factor of 0.3288029893 was applied to the calculation. Funding for NSS ECPMH Program was fully funded at Annual.

2016–17 Annual R-2

The 2016–17 AB 602 entitlements continue to have a proration factor of 0.9737003170 applied to the Base Entitlement. There are no changes for OHC, ECP, and NSS ECPMH programs from Annual R-1 to Annual R-2.

Special Education Infant (Ages Two and Younger) Program

The Infant Program provides funding for SELPAs that operate early education programs for individuals with exceptional needs who are younger than three years of age. The calculation of state aid shown on Line A-10 of the Principal Apportionment Summary can be found on the exhibit titled Infant Entitlement. The accompanying exhibit reference guide provides additional details on how funding is calculated.

The  2018–19 Budget Act appropriates $77,838,000 for the Infant Program which is sufficient to fully fund the program at P-1. The statewide average unit rates information can be viewed on the Funding Rates and Information web page.

Prior year adjustments are included on Line A-17 of the Principal Apportionment Summary and details are displayed on the Adjustments and Prior Year Recomputations (XLSX) Excel file. 

County Funding Transfer Process

The calculation of state aid shown on Line A-11 of the Principal Apportionment Summary can be found on the exhibits titled County Transfer of Funds for County Served District Funded ADA for COEs and School District Transfer of Funds for County Served District Funded ADA for school districts. The accompanying exhibit reference guides provide additional details on how funding is calculated. This funding represents transfers that increase funding for the COE and decrease funding to the pupil’s school district of residence through the Principal Apportionment based on information reported by the COE and school district as part of an optional process between the LEAs. Details of the requirements for the transfer can be found in the Attendance District Funded County Programs and County Served District Funded ADA Transfer Selection sections of the Data Reporting Instruction Manual (DOCX).

To account for this transfer in SACS, school districts will use Object Code 7142 (Other Tuition, Excess Costs, and/or Deficit Payments to County Offices) to record the payment to COEs. COEs will use Object Code 8710 (Tuition) to record the receipt from districts. All LEAs will use the unrestricted Resource Code 0000.

To help understand the basis for the transfers, the CDE has published a series of Frequently Asked Questions on the transfer of enrollment and unduplicated pupil counts in CALPADS and the flow of funds under LCFF for students served by a COE for which the funding is allocated to the district of residence. Additionally, the Report of Attendance and CALPADS Enrollment/Unduplicated Pupil Count Transfers for District Funded County Program Students (XLSX) Excel file available on the CDE’s website provides a summary of these students by district of residence.

New or Expanding Charter Special Advance Payments

New or Expanding Charter Advance Payments shown on Line A-13 of the Principal Apportionment Summary are the total payments made in the First and Second Charter School Special Advance Apportionments as a result of the data submitted in the Pupil Estimates for New or Significantly Expanding Charters (PENSEC) and Charter School 20 Day Attendance (20 Day) reports. The PENSEC and 20 Day reports provide estimated and actual attendance data, respectively, for newly operational charter schools and charter schools that are expanding to add one or more grade levels.

School District Advance Payments of In-lieu Property Tax Transfers for New or Expanding Charter Schools, Line A-14 of the Principal Apportionment Summary, are the total in-lieu of property tax payments made to school districts at the First and Second Special Advance Apportionments based on the PENSEC and 20 Day charter school data used in the apportionment calculations.

See the CS Special Advance Apportionment, FY 2018–19 web page for information on the First and Second Charter School Special Advance apportionments.

Charter School Overpayments

Funding adjustments for charter schools are displayed on lines A-15 and A-16 of the Principal Apportionment Summary. Line A-16, PY Amount Charter Overpaid, includes overpayments not collected in the prior year that are brought forward and reduce the current year LCFF State Aid apportionment payments. Line A-15, Amount Charter Overpaid, includes amounts overpaid based on calculations in the current period, i.e., when payments received to date exceed annualized funding in the current period. Overpayments typically result from changes between periods in ADA, local property taxes (in-lieu of property taxes for charter schools), or other data used in the apportionment calculations. In some cases, an invoice will be sent directly to the charter school to recover the overpayment.

Payment Schedule

Monthly payments for the P-1 Apportionment, covering the months of February through May, are available at the county level and by LEA. For cash planning, LEAs should refer to the Principal Apportionment Payment Schedule web page.

Resources for Understanding Principal Apportionment Entitlements and Payments

The following resources are available to LEAs to help with understanding the calculation of Principal Apportionment program entitlements:

  • Principal Apportionment Funding Exhibits
    Detailed entitlement calculations by LEA for each Principal Apportionment program. The CDE recommends that users review the exhibits in conjunction with the Principal Apportionment Exhibit Reference Guides.
  • Principal Apportionment Exhibit Reference Guides
    Detailed explanation of all Principal Apportionment exhibits, including exhibit purpose, data sources, preceding and subsequent calculations, and calculation details.
  • 2018−19 Funding Rates and Information
    Provides 2018−19 fiscal year funding rates and other information used in the calculation of funding for Principal Apportionment programs.
  • Funding Excel Files
    Below is a summary of notable Excel files applicable to most LEAs:
    • Principal Apportionment Summary (XLSX): Reflects an LEA’s total state aid for all programs included in the Principal Apportionment, including prior year recomputations. This forms the basis for determining an LEA’s monthly payments. For SACS coding, Resource and Object codes are shown on the Excel file.
    • Adjustments and Prior Year Recomputations (XLSX): Detail by LEA, fiscal year, and program of the adjustments and prior year recomputations reflected on Line A-17 of the Principal Apportionment Summary.
    • Monthly payment schedule (XLSX): Provides an LEA’s Principal Apportionment payment for the months of February through May. Each LEA’s monthly payment is determined based on a statutory formula, by fund type, calculated as a percentage of the LEA’s total P-1 Principal Apportionment amount, net of advance payments. Payment information External link opens in new window or tab., including offsets, is available on the State Controller’s (SCO) website, as well as estimated payment dates External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF).
  • LCFF Funding Snapshot
    A high-level summary for each school district and charter school of the main LCFF funding components. This snapshot combines into one document data elements from several different LCFF exhibits. Details of the funding are also available in each funding exhibit.
  • LCFF Fingertip Facts
    LCFF funding data for all LEAs has been aggregated to provide statewide information for use by interested parties. The Fingertip Facts are intended as a summary and do not include detailed descriptions or explanations of the various sources and components of funding.
  • Answers to LCFF Frequently Asked Questions
Questions:   Principal Apportionment Section | pase@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-4541
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Recently Posted in Allocations & Apportionments
  • 20–21 Instructional Time and Attendance Overview (added 10-Aug-2020)
    Information related to instructional time and attendance accounting for fiscal year (FY) 2020–21.
  • ESSER Funding (added 07-Aug-2020)
    Provides funding to LEAs through Section 18003 of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund, to address the impact of COVID-19 on elementary and secondary schools.
  • 2020–21 Advance Apportionment Letter (added 20-Jul-2020)
    Letter to county superintendents of schools, auditors, and treasurers for the 2020–21 advance apportionment.
  • Funding Excel Files, FY 2020–21 Advance (added 20-Jul-2020)
    Apportionment exhibits provide detail of the distribution of funds by either county, district, or charter school for fiscal year (FY) 2020–21 Advance.
  • Advance Apportionment ADA Letter, FY 2020–21 (added 10-Jul-2020)
    Letter dated July xx, 2020 for average daily attendance (ADA) for allocation of supplemental taxes for fiscal year (FY) 2020–21.