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Pupil Retention Block Grant

Repository archive entry for the Pupil Retention Block Grant program in the Programs No Longer Administered by the California Department of Education (CDE) Section of the CDE Web site.

Added to Programs No Longer Administered by the California Department of Education (CDE) on March 26, 2019.

This information is for historical purposes only and it is possible that information contained here may not be current.

Program Name:

  • Pupil Retention Block Grant

Time Period:

  • Funded through 2012–13
  • Effective 2013–14, the Pupil Retention Block Grant program was subsumed into the local control funding formula.

Applicable Statutes/Regulations:

  • California Education Code (EC) sections 41505–41508

Source of Appropriation/Budget Act Item:

  • Budget Act Item 6110-243-001

Program Description:

The Pupil Retention Block Grant program combined into one program funding for the following programs that targeted pupils who required additional assistance to succeed in school: Elementary School Intensive Reading, Intensive Algebra Instruction Academies, Continuation High School Foundation, High Risk Youth Education and Public Safety, Tenth Grade Counseling, District Opportunity Classes and Programs, Dropout Prevention and Recovery, Early Intervention for School Success, and At-Risk Youth for Los Angeles Unified School District.

To be eligible for block grant funding, a school district or county office of education must have received funding from one or more of the specified programs in the 2003–04 fiscal year, as adjusted for changes in program participation by school districts in the 2004–05 fiscal year. Funding attributable to dropout prevention and recovery programs must have been used to maintain the same level of outreach consultants utilized in the 2004–05 fiscal year. Outreach consultants had to continue meeting all requirements specified in EC Section 52890, and they were required to serve in schools that (1) had at least 50 percent of pupils eligible for free and reduced-price lunches and (2) were eligible for funds under Title I.

SACS Resource/Revenue Codes:

  • 7390 / 8590

Flexibility:

  • EC Section 42605 authorized complete flexibility for this funding for fiscal years 2008–09 through 2012–13. During those years a school district or county office of education could use funds received for any educational purpose.
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Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 24, 2020