Appendix B-1. Budgeting Revenue Projections
Apprentice program hours should be budgeted for actual hours projected. Record the apprentice hours transfer from the general fund to the adult education fund. Include a transfer for apprentice hours only when appropriate students are being educated in the adult education program. The Adult Apprentice transfer should agree with line J of Form K-12 (EDP 087), only when Apprentice activities are operated through the school district’s adult education program.
By law, all K-12 Revenue Limit apportionments must be remitted by the state, via the county office of education, to the applicable district’s general fund. Within a reasonable time, the district general fund must transfer all apprentice apportionment funds earned by adult education into the adult education fund.
Adult education programs may derive income, in addition to funds provided by state and local sources, by participating in federally funded programs, such as those under the Workforce Investment Act and the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act.
Budgeting fees takes some planning. Offering courses that address “hot topics” in the community may promise to generate additional revenue. To support this, the program manager may need to increase the number of some classes and/or close others. Flexibility is key.
“The governing board of each high school district may establish a charge not to exceed the cost of the books, plus handling and shipping charges. The total of books, materials, and fees required, plus revenues derived from average daily attendance may not exceed the estimated cost of all such classes. In lieu of establishing such charges, the board may lend books to students and require students to make deposits. The deposit made by a pupil is refunded on the return of the book in good condition, with reasonable wear and tear expected.
"No required charge of any kind, including the purchase of books, is allowed for adult students enrolled in ABE, ESL, ESL-Citizenship and High School subjects when the student does not hold a high school diploma. A student can be offered the option of buying a book but the purchase cannot be a condition of attending the class.”
Joint Programs: ROC/P and Adult Education
Regional occupational centers and programs may jointly establish, operate, and share the enrollments and cost of vocational education instruction with adult education programs offered by school districts serving the same geographic area. Such programs shall be approved by the State Board of Education and the County Superintendent of Schools and shall be subject to guidelines established by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.