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AB 130 Section 161 Learning Recovery Apportionment - Legislative Report

Assembly Bill (AB) 130 Section 161 Summary Report provides demographic and numerical data from special education local plan areas regarding the $450 million apportionment distributed in October 2021.

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Report to the California State Legislature and the Department of Finance
Assembly Bill 130, Section 161: Learning Recovery Funds Apportionment

Executive Summary

This report is required by Assembly Bill (AB) 130 (Chapter 44, Statutes of 2021), Section 161.

In 2021–22, Section 161 of AB 130 appropriated $450 million from the General Fund to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction on a one-time basis for allocation to special education local plan areas (SELPAs) to provide learning recovery support to students with disabilities impacted by school disruptions stemming from the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency during the period of March 13, 2020, to September 1, 2021. The California Department of Education (CDE) allocated the funds directly to SELPAs on or before August 31, 2021, using the formula outlined in AB 130, Section 161(b)1–4.

On or before October 1, 2021, SELPAs were required to work with member local educational agencies (LEAs) to develop and submit a plan to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction detailing how the SELPA and its member LEAs would implement the requirements associated with this funding. The plan was required to include detailed expenditure information delineated by eligible activity; the number, disabilities, and demographics of pupils to be served; and evidence of matching funds as required by the legislation. Funds were to be encumbered by June 30, 2023. SELPAs submitted final reports to the CDE on September 30, 2023.

This report provides a summary of information and data that SELPAs submitted to the CDE detailing how AB 130 Section 161 funds were used to provide learning recovery support to students with disabilities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic for the period of March 13, 2020, to September 1, 2021. Data showed that 757,409 students with disabilities were served using the learning recovery funds allocated in AB 130. Ninety-eight percent of apportioned funds were expended in the provision of these services.

You will find this report on the CDE Special Education Laws, Regulations, and Policies web page. To request a copy of this report, please contact Andrea Gallagher, Education Programs Consultant, Special Education Division at 916-327-3684 or AGallagher@cde.ca.gov.

If you have any questions regarding this report, please contact Barbara Gaskin Wintle, Education Administrator, Special Education Division, at 916-327-0865 or BGaskin@cde.ca.gov.

AB 130 Section 161 Learning Recovery Apportionment Legislative Report (DOCX)

Questions:   Barbara Gaskin Wintle | BGaskin@cde.ca.gov | 916-327-0865
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
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