By Michael P. Neufeld
Sacramento, CA – Bear Valley and Rim of the World Unified School Districts are now eligible to recoup Average Daily Attendance (ADA) funds because they were closed due to extreme weather and flooding.
On Monday, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson directed the California Department of Education to work with all schools and school districts forced to close as a result of winter storm-related issues so that they may qualify for relief from the loss of AEA.
“Creating and maintaining a safe environment for students and school staff is a top priority of the California Department of Education. Any schools forced to close as a result of the extreme winter weather we’ve seen this month may be able to recoup these important ADA funds,” Torlakson said.
“I’ve directed my staff to help affected school administrators through the process of applying for waivers due to school closures. Schools in California should not suffer financially or in any other way for putting the safety of our students first in any kind of emergency.”
Approval of school closures may be requested by submitting three copies of Form J-13A (DOC). For more guidance on ADA relief, see the CDE’s Management Advisory 90-01 on ADA Credit During Periods of Emergency.