Topical Input Sessions related to development of the Quality Improvement Expenditure Plan for the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) and the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) will take place on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

The EESD Web page mentioned below provides a list of the session topics, approximate times, and a list of remote sites that will be hosting the sessions.

· QRIS Topical Input Session
Thursday, October 5, 2017
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/qiexptopicalinput1819.asp

· CCDBG Topical Input Session
Thursday, October 5, 2017

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/qiexptopicalinput1819.asp

Prior to public input opportunities, all sites will be given time to tally how many people would like to provide input for each site. This tally will be shared with the CDE so that we may divide the available time evenly for each person speaking. Speakers will have an opportunity to speak in the order they appear on the site listed on the website. When a new person has been invited to speak, the site will type their full name for the CDE, and their request will be recorded accurately. If stakeholders complete their input before the end of a topic discussion, that discussion will end early and the next topic discussion will begin immediately.

Please ensure your comments are related to the specific topic. Once a topic discussion has been closed, we will be unable to accept oral input regarding the topic. If you did not have an opportunity to speak during the allotted time, please feel free to submit input via our e-mail address, fax, or through United States Postal Service using the information below.

Opportunities for input are available through October 31, 2017,

· Via e-mail at: statepln

· Via USPS at:

Quality Expenditure Budget Coordinator
Early Education and Support Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 3410
Sacramento, CA 95814

· Via Fax at: 916-323-6853

Hosting sites will not be responsible for collecting formal input for the CDE; please use the information above to ensure your formal input is received by the CDE.

We welcome and look forward to your input.

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