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Educator Effectiveness Final Expenditure Report


Educator Effectiveness reporting requirements pursuant to the authorizing statute for this funding, Assembly Bill (AB) 104, Section 58 as amended by Senate Bill (SB) 103, Section 8. This page also provides information on uses of Educator Effectiveness funds which support the professional development of certificated teachers, administrators, and paraprofessional educators.

Use of Funds

Funds can be expended for any of the following purposes:

  1. Beginning teacher and administrator support and mentoring, including, but not limited to, programs that support new teacher and administrator ability to teach or lead effectively and to meet induction requirements adopted by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and pursuant to Section 44259 of the Education Code.
  2. Professional development, coaching, and support services for teachers who have been identified as needing improvement or additional support by local educational agencies.
  3. Professional development for teachers and administrators that is aligned to the state content standards adopted pursuant to Sections 51226, 60605, 60605.1, 60605.2, 60605.3, 60605.08, 60605.11, 60605.85, as that section read on June 30, 2014, and 60811.3, as that section read on June 30, 2013, of the Education Code.
  4. To promote educator quality and effectiveness, including, but not limited to, training on mentoring and coaching certificated staff and training certificated staff to support effective teaching and learning.

Program Background

As a condition of receiving funds for teacher effectiveness, local educational agencies shall develop and adopt a plan for expenditure of funds, which requires the plan to be explained in a public meeting of the governing board of the school district, county board of education, or governing body of the charter school before its adoption in a subsequent meeting. Funds may be expended for the purposes identified in (b)(1) of Section 58, AB 104 (Chapter 13, Statutes of 2015) of the Budget Act of 2015 over fiscal years 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18.

School districts, county offices of education, charter schools, and the state special schools used these allocated funds for beginning teacher and administrator support and mentoring, professional development, and promote educator quality and effectiveness.

The funding was distributed in an equal amount per unit of full time equivalent certificated staff as reported in California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

Funding apportioned for Educator Effectiveness is subject to the annual audits required by Section 41020 of Education Code.

More information regarding the Educator Effectiveness Funding details may be accessed on the Educator Effectiveness Web page.

Educator Effectiveness Final Expenditure Report

The education trailer bill, AB 104, Section 58 (Chapter 13, Statutes of 2015) contains the requirement for the Educator Effectiveness Final Expenditure Report (EEFER).

As a condition of receiving funds, a school district, county office of education, charter school, or state special school shall on or before July 1, 2018, report detailed expenditure information to the California Department of Education, including, but not limited to, specific purchases made and the number of teachers, administrators, or paraprofessional educators that received professional development.

The online survey Final Expenditure Report is closed.

May 23, 2017: Letter to Select County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the Educator Effectiveness Final Expenditure Report

Questions: Teacher and Leader Policy Office | TLPO@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-7331 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
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