Produced: Aug 21, 2023, 07:47 PM UTC - By LaToya Brown

34 Mt. San Antonio Regional Consortium for Adult Education

Allocation Amendment: 2023-24

Allocation Amendment Summary

Fiscal Declaration

The Fiscal Declaration information in this section has been provided as a courtesy. It has not been changed since CFAD has been approved by the Member Representatives.

Consortium Name
34 Mt. San Antonio Regional Consortium for Adult Education
Funding Channel
Direct Funded
The Mt. San Antonio Regional Consortium is committed to aligning the allocation and spending on the annual and 3-Year plans. Consortium members have drafted the 3-Year Plan to account for the needs of current students as well as prospective students in an educational environment largely shaped by the statewide COVID-19 response and protocols. While unemployment has dropped more than 14% since May 2020, this shift requires a re-examination of adult education priorities in the region to target areas where there are forecasted and growing gaps in skilled workers. The 2022 3-Year Plan is focused largely on developing stronger healthcare programs, growing CTE opportunities, and designing comprehensive marketing systems to inform prospective students of our programs and modalities. For example, there is an unmet need for more skilled healthcare workers given the increased retirement rates among nurses due largely to COVID-19. The Consortium will continue the work to reconnect with students who did not complete their courses as well as recruit new adult learners via marketing efforts and direct outreach and partnerships. Online learning has also increased student outcomes among Consortium members; especially for employed students, parents, and individuals with unreliable access to transportation. The 3-Year Plan includes instructional strategies to ensure that students can access high-quality instruction from their homes if that is their preference. This includes expenditures related to expanded technology for distance learning for students and staff. There is a continued focus on interaction and engagement with AJCCs and related student support agencies, which will include increased opportunities for co-locations at member sites as per the June 2019 3-Year Plan. The 2022 3-year plan includes another paused goal from the prior plan: the establishment of integrated transition counseling across adult schools and college programs. This goal has progressed in that the consortium has hired one adjunct counselor with office hours at each adult school in the consortium. To meet the growing needs for services such as these, the consortium is in the process of hiring a second transitions counselor to continue this on-the-ground effort with transitioning students from ESL and Secondary to post-secondary programming throughout the consortium. Workgroups for the various CAEP program areas continue to work to create marketing materials to promote career pathways and transitions across the consortium. The Mt. SAC Adult Education Day in May 2023 kicked off Consortium-wide efforts to promote pathways to college programs and the vast array of student services available to support that transition. Continued focus on education and services to adults with disabilities remains a priority of the Consortium. Member expenses and budgets reflect an emphasis on these stated areas. The specter of COVID-19 still impacts the Consortium s approach to fiscal planning as members move out of hold harmless and emergency conditions. Concerns regarding future funding continue surrounding the pandemic impact on the state economy, response procedure implementation, rising staff and operational costs, and local school employee union contract potential financial obligations. Budget cuts remain a looming issue related to sustained planning. However, our Consortium goals are focused squarely on economic recovery for our students and the region.
No Changes

Amended Member Allocations for 2023-24

Type of allocation amendment

May revise

Due to the May revise, an increase in the COLA amount after the CFAD submission required an allocation amendment.  Allocations were based on member agency's percentage within the consortium.  Totals were provided by CAEP State Leadership.

Member AgencyAmended AllocationAdjustment Made
Baldwin Park Unified$7,214,316$6,006
Bassett Unified$3,061,758$2,549
Charter Oak Unified$2,025,374$1,686
Covina-Valley Unified$4,197,147$3,494
Hacienda la Puente Unified$20,743,903$17,270
Mt. San Antonio CCD$1,055,688$879
Pomona Unified$2,460,897$2,049
Rowland Unified$2,098,102$1,747
Total Allocated to Members$42,857,185
Total CAEP Funds$42,857,185
Total Remaining (Must be $0) $0

Member Agencies

Member AgencyMember TypeContactPhone
Baldwin Park UnifiedUnified School DistrictVeronica Valenzuela(626) 939-4456 ext: 85205
Bassett UnifiedUnified School DistrictMr. Adder Argueta(626) 931-3129
Charter Oak UnifiedUnified School DistrictIvan Ayro Ed.D.(626) 938-0280
Covina-Valley UnifiedUnified School DistrictRyan Maddox(626) 974-4205
East San Gabriel Valley ROPRegional Occupation Center/Program (ROC/P)Dr. Madelyn Arballo Dr.(909) 274-5228
Hacienda la Puente UnifiedUnified School DistrictDr. Greg Buckner Ed.D(626) 933-3915
Mt. San Antonio CCDDistrictDr. Madelyn Arballo Dr.(909) 274-5228
Pomona UnifiedUnified School DistrictSusan Pua Gonzales(909) 397-4800 ext: 23869
Rowland UnifiedUnified School DistrictCorrie Duran

Certification & Assurances

By clicking "Approve" on the approval cards below, you are certifying the CFAD as well as confirming that you and ALL consortium members agree to the Assurances listed below.


Membership & Decision-Making
  • I certify that any community college district, school district, or county office of education, or any joint powers authority consisting of community college districts, school districts, county offices of education, or a combination of these, located within the boundaries of the adult education region shall be permitted to join the consortium as a member (EC 84905 (a)(b). (See Membership Box above).
  • I certify that only members as described above (and in EC 84905) are allowed to join my consortium as members and participate in decision making and approvals whether in a public meeting, or via the NOVA planning, budgeting & expense reporting system.
  • I certify that as a condition of joining a consortium, as a member, I shall commit to reporting any funds (as described in EC 84916) available to that member for the purposes of education and workforce services for adults and the uses of those funds through the annual Program Area exercise in NOVA for reporting leveraged funds, and instructional hours.
  • I certify that as a member of the consortium my district shall be represented only by an official designated by the governing board of the member (EC 84905 (c)).
  • I certify that as a member of the consortium, I shall participate in any decision made by the consortium (EC 84905 (d)(1)(A)).
  • I certify that all decision made by the consortium and its members is final (EC 84905 (d)(1)(F)).
  • I certify that I will adhere to the consortium rules and procedures and, as agreed upon by the consortium members, to any additional by-laws, charters, etc.
Public Meetings
  • I certify that a proposed decision is considered at an open, properly noticed public meeting of the consortium at which members of the public may comment (EC 84905 (d)(1)(B)).
  • I certify that the consortium has provided the public with adequate notice of a proposed decision and considered any comments submitted by members of the public, and any comments submitted by members of the public have been distributed publicly (EC 84905 (d)(1)(C)).
  • I certify that the consortium has requested comments regarding a proposed decision from other entities located in the adult education region that provide education and workforce services for adults (EC 84905 (d)(1)(D)(i)).
  • I certify that the consortium has requested comments regarding a proposed decision from other entities located in the adult education region that provide education and workforce services for adults (EC 84905 (d)(1)(D)(i)).
  • I certify that the consortium has considered input provided by pupils, teachers employed by local educational agencies, community college faculty, principals, administrators, classified staff, and the local bargaining units of the school districts and community college districts before it makes a decision (EC 84905 (d)(1)(E)).
  • I certify that in addition to the meeting requirements listed in EC 84905, and as agreed upon by the consortium members, that I will follow the public meeting requirements listed in the Ralph M. Brown Act as the Brown Act applies to the governing body of any “local body created by state or federal statute.” (Ed. Code, section 54952.)
Reporting Requirements
  • I certify that I will participate in completing and updating any consortium long range and/or short range planning efforts and/or budget work plans (EC 84906, 84914(a)).
  • I certify that all CAEP expenses have been expended in the CAEP seven program areas, and services provided are consistent with the 3-year plan, the annual plan, and my district’s work plan & budget as submitted in NOVA (EC 84913 (1-7), 84906, 8914(a)).
  • I certify that my expenditures of CAEP funds match the objectives/activities included in the annual plan and the member work plan (EC 84906, 84914(a)).
  • I certify that my expenditures of CAEP funds adhere to the allowable uses of funds as identified in the CAEP Fiscal Management Guide.
  • I certify that I will report student level enrollment data and outcomes as prescribed by the State CAEP Office (EC 84920).
  • I certify that I will share financial expenditure and progress reports with the members of my regional consortium.
  • I certify that I understand that as a member if I do not meet any of these items I have certified, I will be deemed an ineffective member which may result in a loss or reduction of CAEP funding (EC 84914(b)).
  • I certify that all CAEP expenses have been expended only for the education of persons 18 years of age or older (EC 84901(a)).


Baldwin Park Unified - Member Representative

Approved by Veronica Valenzuela

08/18/2023 03:34 PM PDT

Bassett Unified - Member Representative

Approved by Mr. Adder Argueta

08/18/2023 08:16 PM PDT

Charter Oak Unified - Member Representative

  • Director of Adult & Career Technical Education
  • (626) 938-0280
Approved by Ivan Ayro Ed.D.

08/18/2023 03:30 PM PDT

Covina-Valley Unified - Member Representative

Approved by Ryan Maddox

08/18/2023 03:29 PM PDT

Mt. San Antonio CCD - Member Representative

  • Chief Compliance and College Budget Officer
  • (909) 274-5530
Approved by Dr. Madelyn Arballo Dr.

08/18/2023 03:35 PM PDT

Pomona Unified - Member Representative

Approved by Susan Pua Gonzales

08/18/2023 03:43 PM PDT

Hacienda la Puente Unified - Member Representative

Approved by Dr. Greg Buckner Ed.D

08/18/2023 04:23 PM PDT

Rowland Unified - Member Representative

Approved by Dr. LaToya Brown

08/21/2023 12:47 PM PDT