Over the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years, monies were distributed to LEAs (Local Education Agencies) for the following reasons:
- Beginning teacher and administrator support and mentoring, including, but not limited to, programs that support new teachers and administrators’ ability to teach or lead effectively and to meet induction requirements adopted by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and pursuant to Section 44259 of the Education Code.
- Professional development, coaching, and support services for teachers who have neem identified as needing improvement or additional support by LEAs.
- Professional development for teachers and administrators that is aligned to the state content standards adopted pursuant to Education Code Section 51226, 60605, 60605.1, 60605.2, 60605.3, 60605.8, 60605.11, 60605.85, and 60811.3.
- To promote educator quality and effectiveness, including, but not limited to, training on mentoring and coaching certificated staff and training certified staff to support effective teaching and learning.
Almost all LEAs have already submitted an educator effectiveness plan, which had to be adopted by the board before any expenditures were made out of the Educator Effectiveness resource code 6264. Most requirements for the provisions have already been fulfilled. On or before July 1, 2019, all LEAs need to submit a final expenditure report. There is a sample of the final expenditure report on the CDE website, view it here.
Most notable of the information required to be reported is the number of teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals from a variety of content standards who attended the professional development. While the expenditure amount can be tracked in fiscal services, it is important to make sure someone in the department most closely related to the training is tracking the participants. Submitting this report will require participation from multiple departments to ensure compliance with all state requirements.
- It is also important to note any funds not used by June 30, 2018 must be returned to the CDE.
- A teacher’s FTE should be counted more than once if they received training in multiple areas.
- Submission of the final expenditure report can be found on the CDE website http://www/cde.ca.gov/pd/ee/eefer.asp.
Written by Faith Kondrit, Senior Accountant