Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 8/28/2013 - 7:30 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: 15.11 Mandated Costs
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Strategic Initiative 5.2 Optimal Operations and Infrastructure
Ensure Fiscal stability and accountability through effective stewardship of financial assets and funding sources.
Enclosure: Mandate Block Grant (MBG) Application 2013-14
Mandated Cost Analysis
File Attachment:
Mandated Block Grant Application 1314.pdf
Mandated Cost Analysis.pdf
Summary: In 2012/13 the Board elected to accept the Mandated Costs Block Grant rather than continue filing under the traditional mandated costs filing method. This decision was partially based on Graduation Requirements not being part of the Block Grant and the District being able to continue to file the claim.

For 2013/14, the State has modified the program to include the Graduation Requirements mandate. As a result the funding model is changed from a flat $28/ADA for all students to $28/ADA for grades K-8 and $56/ADA for grades 9-12.

The additional $28/ADA covers between 15 and 20 cents on the dollar for the Graduation Requirements claim. However, not utilizing the Block Grant will cost the district with relation to the other claims.

The board’s decision tonight is whether to go with the block grant that will pay us about 55-60 cents on the dollar blended across all mandates now, versus filing the claims and waiting until the State actually pays the claims with interest.
Funding: N/A
Fiscal Impact Estimated $1,077,000 in Mandated Block Grant Funding.
Recommendation: Will of the Board
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Bryan Richards - Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
John Bernard - Interim Superintendent
Vote Results:

New Motion
Member Barbara Oaks Moved, Member Lynne Dennler seconded to approve the New motion 'Approve the application for the Mandated Costs Block Grant for the 2013-14 school year. '. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 4 Nay: 1.
The motion Carried 4 - 1
Linda Mayo     No
Lynne Dennler     Yes
Cheryl Hansen     Yes
Brian Lawrence     Yes
Barbara Oaks     Yes