• 2021-22 First Interim Marin Common Message

    The Marin Common Message for First Interim 2021-22 providing guidance on the State Adopted budget and the associated changes to Education Code has been released and is attached. Click here to view or download the 2021-22 Marin Common Message First Interim Report. The 2021-22 Marin Common Message First Interim has been distrtibuted to district business officials.

     

    ESSER III Expenditure Plans

    Board approved Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III plans should be forwarded to our office within five days of adoption or by October 31, 2021. The plans are subject to review and approval by the County Superintendent of schools. We anticipate communicating the results of our review by the end of this calendar year.

     

    Preparation for First Interim Budget  

    Weekly budget work sessions will continue through November focused on the first interim budget. Technical notes for the 2021-22 Adopted Budgets and for the 2020-21 Unaudited Actual review have been provided to the school district chief business officials. Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) revenue estimates and other first interim budget guidance including P-1 Property Taxes will be provided by November 15th.

     

    Special Education Annual Financial Reporting

    Special Education maintenance of effort forms for both 2020-21 compliance and 2021-22 eligibility have been updated for technical corrections and have been provided to chief business officials with an updated subsequent year rule worksheet for your review and approval.  Federal excess cost reports have also been provided to chief business officials for the district's review and approval by both the district business official and special education director. Please return the signed  subsequent year rule worksheet and the signed federal excess cost report no later than November 5th.

     

    Cybersecurity

    The cybersecurity surveys completed by all MSIA members reveal a number of areas that could be strengthened county-wide:

    • All districts would be well advised to implement a cybersecurity training program
    • All districts should consider implementing two-factor authorization

    The information technology team at MCOE stand ready to provide support in these areas.