July 2018

K-12 Education

New Workload and Funding for the California Department of Education

2018-19 Enacted Budget Package (In Thousands)

Workload Change Fund Source Amount Duration
Provide more technical assistance and oversight for adult education programs receiving federal adult literacy grants. Federal WIOA Title IIa $1,030a Ongoing
Fund external consultants, travel reimbursments, and other costs to support curriculum revisions for several academic subjects. Non-Proposition 98 General Fund 938 One-time
Establish new unit to respond to active special education litigation and public information requests. Federal IDEA Part B 625 Ongoing
Provide administrative support to subsidized child care pilot programs in select counties. Non-Proposition 98 General Fund 624 Year 1 of 5
Provide technical assistance and oversight for comprehensive sexual health education. Non-Proposition 98 General Fund 600 Ongoing
Pay legal costs related to Ella T. v. State of California, an ongoing case alleging insufficient support for students reading far below grade level. Non-Proposition 98 General Fund 595 One-time
Administer federal grants to schools affected by recent wildfires. Federal Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations 533 One-time
Develop standard process for reclassifying English learners. Federal ESSA Title III 437 One-time
Administer new statewide system of support for low-performing districts. Federal ESSA Title I 381 Ongoing
Provide oversight and more technical assistance in response to recent State Preschool slot increases. Non-Proposition 98 General Fund 293 Ongoing
Develop and maintain a centralized database for Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) and commence a stakeholder workgroup to provide recommendations on further improving the UCP process. Non-Proposition 98 General Fund 257 Ongoing
Provide technical assistance on the new, computer-based English Language Proficiency Assessments for California. Non-Proposition 98 General Fund 252 Ongoing
Fund one position to help oversee the department's information security and privacy. Non-Proposition 98 General Fund 143 Ongoing
Expand capacity for reviewing and providing technical assistance for district reorganizations. Non-Proposition 98 General Fund 131 Ongoing
Expand capacity to audit schools for compliance with state non-discrimination laws. Pursuant to Chapter 493 of 2017 (AB 699, O’Donnell). Non-Proposition 98 General Fund 128 Ongoing
Collect data and prepare reports on Districts of Choice program. Pursuant to Chapter 15 of 2017 (AB 99, Committee on Budget). Non-Proposition 98 General Fund 119 Ongoing
Undertake additional monitoring activities to ensure school districts are complying with federal rules for Medicaid direct certification. Pursuant to Chapter 724 of 2017 (SB 138, McGuire). Non-Proposition 98 General Fund 108 Ongoing
Administer early math initiative. Federal ESSA Title IV 100 One-time
Total   $7,294  
a Provides $645,000 in additional authority for state operations and shifts $385,000 currently used for local assistance to state operations.   
WIOA = Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. IDEA=Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. ESSA = Every Student Succeeds Act.