2020-21 First Interim Budget Reports
2019-20 First Interim Budget reports are due to the COE on or before December 15, 2020. The first interim report submission should also include the Budget Overview for Parents and, if amendments were made, the revised Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. Our review will culminate in letters addressed to your Board Presidents. We will provide draft copies of the letter for your review prior to the January 14, 2021 mailing deadline
Enrollment and unduplicated pupil count data must be certified in CALPADS Fall 1 Certification due December 20th. We have requested all Districts to notify us when the Fall 1 has been certified for your District and have further requested that data amendments be performed in 'revised' mode during the review period rather than decertifying the data. These minor adjustments will greatly facilitate our statutory review of the data. As you are aware, beginning in 2019-20 the SELPA office must certify the pupil data for students with disabilities for the districts to complete their Fall 1 certification.
The Fall 1 certification includes the pupil counts for high needs students (low income, English Learners and Foster Youth) that drive supplemental and concentration grant funding in the Local Control Funding Formula. While attendance remains static in 2020-21, the districts' percentage of high needs students will be updated based on the Fall 1 Certification. We encourage all districts to review the low-income data in particular as current food service operations do not require us to recertify students for service in the 2020-21 school year, however to identify students as low income for the CALPADs Fall 1 count, this data must be verified and or updated for the new year using an alternative household income form.
California Department of Education (CDE) issued a letter on November 17, 2020 providing that Alternative household income forms may be distributed and collected online, and electronic signatures are acceptable. In addition, in 2020–21, Local Education Agencies (LEAs) may complete an alternative household income form on behalf of a student’s household by collecting the required information over the telephone provided the LEA documents 1) the date, time, and name of the student’s adult household member spoken to, and 2) the date, time, name, and signature of the LEA staff member collecting the information.
Alternative household income form prototypes can be found on the California Department of Education (CDE) LCFF Frequently Asked Questions web page at: https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/lc/lcfffaq.asp#PROV2and3.