(a) The Superintendent may reimburse approvable startup costs of child development agencies or facilities in an amount not to exceed 15 percent of the expansion or increase of each agency’s total contract amount. Under no circumstances shall reimbursement for startup costs result in an increase in the agency’s total contract amount. These funds shall be available for all of the following:

(1) The employment and orientation of necessary staff.

Terms Used In California Education Code 8275

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Startup costs: means those expenses an agency incurs in the process of opening a new or additional facility before the full enrollment of children. See California Education Code 8208

(2) The setting up of the program and facility.

(3) The finalization of rental agreements and the making of necessary deposits.

(4) The purchase of a reasonable inventory of materials and supplies.

(5) The purchase of an initial premium for insurance.

(b) Agencies shall submit claims for startup costs with their first quarterly reports.

(c) The Legislature recognizes that allowances for startup costs are necessary for the establishment and stability of new child development programs. Programs initially funded in the 1978-79 fiscal year and 1979-80 fiscal year are included in this section.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 538, Sec. 87. Effective January 1, 2007.)