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Oral Health Assessment

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Note: Much of the information provided below is outdated.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.

Local educational agencies are eligible for reimbursement of costs associated with requirements related to oral health assessments for public school students enrolled in kindergarten (or first grade if student was not previously enrolled in public school kindergarten). The students must present proof by May 31 of having received an oral health assessment by a licensed dentist or other licensed or registered dental health professional within 12 months of enrollment.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Public schools must (1) notify parents or legal guardians of the assessment requirement; (2) collect proper assessment forms from parents; and (3) submit completed forms to local school district by May 31 of each year. Districts must submit a report with specified information, including compliance rates, to their county office of education by December 31 of each year. County offices of education must maintain the data and release it upon request.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority California Education Code Section 49452.8; Budget Item 6110-268-0001
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2008-09
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 0000 / 8590
Total Available $4,400,000
Recipient Amount Unavailable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Eligible local educational agencies will receive approximately $8.40/student enrolled in 1st grade. $4,048,000 will be allocated to local educational agencies based on 2008 CBEDS enrollment for first grade. $352,000 will be allocated to county offices of education for data storage and retrieval.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Health Services and School Nursing []
Fiscal Categorical Index Page []
Funding ResultsRes-08: Oral Health Assessment []
Other Unavailable


Program Donna Bezdecheck, 916-319-0283,
Fiscal Julie Klein Briggs, 916-323-6191,
Division Coordinated Student Support, 916-324-4537 (phone), 916-445-7367 (fax)
Last Modified: February 3, 2014
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