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Peer Assistance and Review

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

Note: Much of the information provided below is outdated. Funding for this program is now unrestricted pursuant to SBX3 4 (Chapter 12, Statutes of 2009), enacted in February 2009. For additional information, please refer to the Action on 2008 and 2009 Budget Acts Web page.

Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) is a state categorical program contained in the Consolidated Application. Funding is available for professional development activities to assist experienced teachers who need help developing their subject matter knowledge, teaching strategies, or both. Participants are teachers who have received an unsatisfactory evaluation or have been referred to the program. Teachers may also request participation. After the needs of referred teachers have been met, funds can be used to support other professional development activities listed in Education Code Section 44506(b).


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Only school districts, county offices of education, and districtwide charter schools that certified participation in the Peer Assistance and Review Program as of fiscal year 2001-2002 are eligible for funding.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Education Code sections 44500-44508; Budget Item 6110-193-0001(2)
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2008-09
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7271 / 8590
Total Available $28,935,000
Recipient Amount Approximately $1,542 or $1,449 depending
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) entitlements are based on a formula that calculates 5 percent of the prior-year October count of certificated classroom teachers as reported in the California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS), rounding up to a whole number, and multiplied by a rate of approximately $1,842 or $1,449. These rates reflect a base of approximately $1,231 increased by bonus funding rates of either $611 or $218, depending on which year the local educational agency (LEA) certified entrance into the PAR program. LEAs having fewer than five certificated employees do not qualify for a mentor teacher and are provided base funding of approximately $60 per certificated employee plus the appropriate minimum funding PAR bonus amount of either $611 or $218.

Important Dates

Date Application Available May 19, 2008
Due Date June 30, 2008
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Consolidated ApplicationConsolidated Application Information []
Funding ResultsRes-08: Peer Assistance and Review []
Other Unavailable


Program Julie Klein Briggs, 916-323-6191,
Fiscal Julie Klein Briggs, 916-323-6191,
Division Professional Learning Support Division, 916-323-6191 (phone), 916-327-6157 (fax)
Last Modified: September 18, 2014
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