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Microsoft Education Technology K-12 Voucher Program: Second Cy Pres
Beginning on November 15, 2010, eligible public K-12 school districts, County Offices of Education, and direct-funded charter schools were contacted by the settlement claims administrator regarding the Ed Tech K12 Voucher second cy pres distribution.
Eligibility for the second cy pres was determined on several levels. First, if a school qualified for the first cy pres, they continued to be eligible for the second round. Next, using 2009-10 California Department of Education enrollment and free and reduced lunch data, a list of eligible schools were identified. Then $25.5 million in authorized second cy pres funding was allocated to the number of students attending those eligible schools. The second cy pres distribution resulted in a $5.31 per pupil allocation to eligible schools. Note: We anticipate additional first cy pres funding in spring 2011.
"Eligible schools" as defined in the Settlement Agreement means all public K-12 schools, county offices of education (COE) schools, direct-funded charter schools, and State Special Schools in which at least 40 percent of the attending students are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). "Eligible Schools" also include all public high schools in California that serve students from public elementary, middle and junior high schools at which at least 40 percent of the attending students are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals through the NSLP (feeder school provision).
Key information for the second cy pres distribution:
- There is no online grant application necessary for this distribution. If the district, direct funded charter school or COE participated in the first cy pres, the funds allocated will be added to their existing Ed Tech K12 Voucher fund balance with no further requirements. If the district/COE or direct-funded charter school is newly eligible, a simple form is required that will be provided directly by the settlement claims administrator.
- A list of all eligible schools and the funding allocations for the second cy pres can be found at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r5/etv10estfund.asp.
- All districts, COEs and direct- funded charter schools must have an approved technology plan (either EETT or E-rate only) by June 30, 2011 to remain in the program.
- Fund balances and other program information will be available at the settlement claims administrator's website: http://www.edtechk12vp.com/. Please note: as of 1/4/11 the second cy pres allocation has not been updated
Please contact John Vardanega at the California Department of Education with any questions or concerns.