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Principal Apportionment Exhibit Reference Guides

Detailed descriptions of certified funding exhibits used to calculate the Principal Apportionment.

The Principal Apportionment is a series of apportionment calculations by the California Department of Education (CDE) that adjust the flow of state funds to local educational agencies throughout the fiscal year as information becomes known. The primary programs funded through the Principal Apportionment are the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Special Education funding (AB 602).

Principal Apportionment entitlement calculations for each school district, charter school and county office of education are contained in the certified funding exhibits, published on the CDE’s Principal Apportionment web page for each fiscal year. To assist users in reviewing the certified funding exhibits, the CDE publishes the Exhibit Reference Guides, which are technical documents intended to be used in conjunction with the funding exhibits.

The exhibit guides are advisory in nature. They are not intended to cover in detail every calculation on every exhibit, nor should they be relied on as the authority for funding determinations and calculations.

Questions:   Principal Apportionment Section | PASE@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-4541
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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