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California Department of Education
Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
December 14, 2018

Dear County Superintendents of Schools:

First Apportionment for the
Classified School Employee Professional Development
Block Grant Program
Fiscal Year 2018–19

This apportionment, in the amount of $45,000,000, is made from funds provided in Section 134 of Assembly Bill (AB) 1808 (Chapter 32, Statutes of 2018) as amended by Section 38 of AB 1840 (Chapter 426, Statutes of 2018), in support of the Classified School Employee Professional Development Block Grant Program.

The amount paid in this apportionment reflects 100 percent of the entitlement calculated for each eligible county office of education, school district, and charter school (both local and direct funded). Entitlements are allocated to each eligible local educational agency (LEA) at a rate of $177.19 per full-time equivalent (FTE) of classified staff, as reported in the California Basic Educational Data System in fiscal year 2017–18. LEAs shall expend funds received for any purpose described in Education Code Section 45391, with first priority being for professional development for the implementation of school safety plans, as set forth in Education Code Section 32880 [Note: The correct Education Code Section is 32280.]

County superintendents of schools were notified of this apportionment by email sent to their CDEfisc email addresses. The California Department of Education (CDE) requested that the email be forwarded to the school districts and charter schools in the county, and included a link to this letter and accompanying apportionment schedule posted on the CDE’s web page at Source data for the 2017–18 Classified Staff FTE is also posted at

Warrants will be mailed to each county treasurer approximately four weeks from the date of this Notice. For standardized account code structure coding, use Resource Code 7311, Classified School Employee Professional Development Block Grant Program, and Revenue Object Code 8590, All Other State Revenue.

If you have any questions regarding this payment, please contact Derrick Andrade, Fiscal Consultant, Categorical Allocations and Management Assistance Office, by phone at 916‑327-5922 or by email at



Caryn Moore, Director
School Fiscal Services Division

Last Reviewed: Monday, March 18, 2019
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