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Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
August 23, 2021

Dear County Superintendents of Schools:

Apportionment for the Special Education Dispute Prevention and Dispute Resolution
Fiscal Year 2021–22

This apportionment, in the amount of $100,000,000, is made from the General Funds pursuant to Section 160 of Assembly Bill (AB) 130 (Chapter 44, Statutes of 2021) to support local educational agencies (LEAs) in conducting dispute prevention and voluntary alternative dispute resolution activities to prevent and resolve special education disputes resulting from school disruptions stemming from the COVID-19 public health emergency during the period of March 13, 2020, to September 1, 2021, inclusive.

Funds are allocated to each special education local plan area (SELPA) based on a per-pupil rate of $124.2646638517 multiplied by the greater of Fall 1 Census special education data for the 2019–20 or 2020–21 fiscal years for each SELPA. As a condition of receiving this funding, SELPAs must meet the programmatic requirements, use of funds, and expenditure reporting prescribed in Section 160 of AB 130. Funds allocated will be available for encumbrance until June 30, 2023; the California Department of Education (CDE) will invoice LEAs for any unspent funds after June 30, 2023.

Information pertaining to this apportionment, including the schedule of apportionment and pupil counts by SELPA used in the calculation, is available on the CDE’s web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/se/sedpdr.asp.

Warrants will be mailed to each county treasurer approximately three to four weeks from the date of this letter. For standardized account code structure coding, use Resource Code 6536, Special Education, and Revenue Object Code 8590, All Other State Revenue. County superintendents of schools are requested to inform their school districts of this apportionment immediately.

For questions regarding this apportionment, Principal Apportionment staff may be reached by email at PASE@cde.ca.gov. For all other questions regarding the Special Education Dispute Prevention and Dispute Resolution, please contact John Burch, Special Education Division, by email at jburch@cde.ca.gov.

Sincerely,

Wendi McCaskill, Associate Director
School Fiscal Services Division

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
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