New Guidance on Attendance Accounting for Apprenticeship Related and Supplemental Instruction (RSI)

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office recently sent out a memo providing guidance on reporting Attendance Accounting for Apprenticeship Related and Supplemental Instruction (RSI) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20, as a result of COVID-19.


To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, many Community College District (CCD) and Local Educational Agency (LEA) apprenticeship training programs have had to suspend in-person activities. 


To ensure CCDs and LEAs do not lose RSI funding due to current restrictions, the Chancellor’s Office will use FY 2018-19 RECAL hours when calculating RSI funding for FY 2019-20. However, the Chancellor’s Office stated that CCDs and LEAs should submit actual FY 2019-20 RECAL hours on or before March 12, 2021. Chancellor’s Office staff will then make the necessary adjustments to FY 2019-20 RSI data for apportionment distribution in RECAL.


The Chancellor’s Office also noted that CCDs and LEAs are required to maintain attendance records for audit purposes, in accordance with guidance documents and memos.  


All other requirements to be eligible for RSI apportionment funding remain the responsibility of the CCD and LEA pursuant to Education Code Section 79149.3.   


This guidance is consistent with other hold harmless protections provided by the Chancellor’s Office due to the COVID-19 pandemic


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