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California Department of Education
Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
April 18, 2022

Dear Select County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators:


Federal and state laws require the California Department of Education (CDE) to monitor the implementation of certain programs operated by local educational agencies (LEAs). School districts, direct-funded charter schools, and county offices of education that receive funding for certain programs may be selected for a Federal Program Monitoring (FPM) compliance review by the state. The purpose of the review is to ensure that the programs operating by LEAs meet minimum fiscal and programmatic requirements. For an overview of the FPM review process, please access the CDE Compliance Monitoring web page at

The CDE considers several factors including program size, per-pupil allocation, level of support, and compliance history to identify LEAs for FPM review. Based on these factors, the CDE has selected your LEA for an online FPM review during the 2022–23 school year. A complete list of selected Cycle C LEAs for 2022–23 can be accessed at

At this time, in order to begin preparations for the review, the CDE requests that you:

  • Designate an FPM Review Coordinator in your LEA to serve as the primary point of contact for the CDE during the monitoring process. The FPM Review Coordinator should have program administration experience and be available throughout the review process.

  • Complete the web-based LEA Scheduling and Information Request by April 25, 2022, which will inform the CDE about local factors to consider in scheduling the 2022–23 FPM review. The web-based survey can be accessed at

Your LEA will also have access to a designated CDE FPM Review Lead, who will work directly with your FPM Review Coordinator to get the process started and provide additional, ongoing support. For CDE FPM Review Lead contact information, please access the following link from the CDE Compliance Monitoring web page:

The specifics regarding your 2022–23 online review including the schedule, programs to be reviewed, program monitoring instruments, and training opportunities will be announced in late May 2022. The CDE Review Lead will contact your designated FPM Review Coordinator when this information becomes available.

If you have any questions regarding the FPM process, please contact the CDE FPM Office by email at



Jerry Winkler, Director
Educational Data Management Division



Last Reviewed: Wednesday, May 3, 2023

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