|Budget Issue:||Economic Impact Aid (EIA) program.|
|Program:||California Department of Education|
|Finding or Recommendation:||Make technical reduction of $101 million to align funding with declining eligible student count (includes $63 million in one-time 2009-10 savings and $38 million in ongoing 2010-11 savings.) Additionally, free districts from certain regulatory and compliance-related requirements that CDE has developed to guide districts' EIA expenditures.|
For more detail on technical reduction, please see the "LAO Alternative Proposition 98 Plan" section of our report, The 2010-11 Budget: Proposition 98 and K-12 Education.
For more detail on reaffirming discretion over how districts can use EIA funds, please see the "Consolidate English Learner Program Into Economic Impact Aid" section of our report, Year-One Survey: Update on School District Finance and Flexibility.