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Charter 20 Day, FY 2020-21

Charter School 20 Day Attendance Report (Charter 20 Day) for fiscal year (FY) 2020-21.

Pursuant to Education Code (EC) Section 43505 [Senate Bill (SB) 98 (Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020) and SB 820 (Chapter 110, Statues 2020)], state special advance apportionments for the 2020–21 fiscal year for newly operational charter schools will be based upon enrollment of the charter school as of Information Day October 7, 2020 adjusted for the 2019–20 statewide absence rate in lieu of average daily attendance (ADA). A newly operational charter school is a charter school that is authorized by the governing board of a school district or county board of education on or before June 30, 2020, or approved by the state board at its July 8 and 9, 2020 meetings and will begin offering instruction in FY 2020–21. Only new charter schools may participate in the Charter School 20 Day Attendance Report (Charter 20 Day).

Data reported through the Charter 20 Day report is used to provide funding to newly operational charter schools through the Charter School Special Advance apportionment. This data allows the department to adjust the amount of the charter school’s state aid Principal Apportionment special advances for Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Education Protection Account (EPA). Payment of the adjusted LCFF State Aid Charter School Special Advance and second quarter EPA State Aid apportionments usually occurs in late December.

Continuing charter schools, including those expanding by one or more grade level, are not eligible for state special advance apportionment in FY 2020–21. However, SB 820 External link opens in new window or tab. (Chapter 110, Statues of 2020), amended EC Section 43505 to include a mechanism to fund planned attendance growth in 2020–21 under certain conditions. Continuing classroom-based charter schools must meet specific requirements and submit a request to the CDE through the SB 820 growth funding application on or before November 6, 2020, with supporting documentation demonstrating projected growth in enrollment or ADA as documented in its most recent 2020–21 budget adopted on or before June 30, 2020, or in its adopted 2019–20 interim report. LCFF state aid determined as a result of growth funding will begin flowing to LEAs in February 2021 with the certification of the First Principal Apportionment (P-1) and will reflect the P-1 payment schedule and deferrals (see the 2020–21 Advance Apportionment letter for deferral information). Therefore, any funding approved for growing LEAs will be provided outside the 20-Day Report and Charter School Special Advance process.

Information about SB 820 growth funding application, including answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Principal Apportionment FY 2020–21 web page.

Charter 20 Day includes actual enrollment and other pupil counts for charter schools that are newly operational in fiscal year (FY) 2020–21.

Charter 20 Day Instructions1

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1 Instructions for reporting actual enrollment and pupil counts, including information on the criteria that must be met to be considered a new charter school for funding purposes.

2 The six digit personal identification number (PIN) necessary for logon to the Charter 20 Day report is the same PIN provided by the California Department of Education for the Charter School Annual Information Survey (see Charter 20 Day Instructions1 for further information).

Questions:   Principal Apportionment Section | csspecialadvance@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-4541
Last Reviewed: Thursday, October 8, 2020
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