CAEP Consortium Fiscal Administration Declaration: 2021-22 39 Palo Verde River Consortium

Status: Consortium Approved

California Adult Education Program : CFAD : 2021-22 Produced: Apr 28, 2021, 06:35 PM UTC Mary McNeil

39 Palo Verde River Consortium

Fiscal Declaration - Consortium Approved

Consortium Name
39 Palo Verde River Consortium
Funding Channel
Fiscal Agent
Fiscal Agent
Palo Verde CCD
Three strategies/visions drive the current three-year plan: (1) continue to improve and expand existing programs; (2) develop and implement prioritized pilots; (3) participate in expanding regional economic opportunities. Given the constraints of the current COVID 19-driven recession, expanding economic opportunities becomes uniquely challenging. As the plan develops, the following guiding principles set the standards for developing strategies and tactics: Above all, we will “first do no harm” – safety and welfare of students and staff are paramount; regarding potential budget reductions, student success and outcomes will inform decision-making; addressing systemic racial injustices, we will improve outreach, access, services and outcomes for under-served groups, particularly Black, Latino and Native Americans; regarding data focus and given the spirit and language of the budget, all programs will lead to employment, better employment and/or post-secondary education and training; given the liability exposures associated with COVID-19, we will limit and/or eliminate all associated liabilities. Accomplishments during the prior program year include further development of English/Spanish GED Preparation classes and GED Testing Centers; continuing and expanding ESL/citizenship classes; measuring learning gains through CASAS; introducing classes for pre-K and K-12 parents; improving counseling and pathways through expansion of Career Cruising/Xello, an electronic career portfolio; standardized development process for scalable pilots; strategic planning with diverse stakeholders. With school district shutdowns, both home-schooling and schooling at home have become key delivery challenges for parents. We want to call particular attention to our parent programs and the role that they played in helping kids perform better in school and the role they will play in helping parents with “schooling-at-home.” In planning for the forthcoming year, a number of improvements are worth noting; they include the following: introduction of solar panel installment class; overall program capacity will be improved through satellite (branch) programs and scalable pilot projects; Career Cruising and data coordinators will be assigned; professional development will be expanded and will include COVID-related safety issues; counseling will be enhanced and leveraged with a newly appointed college Assistant Dean of Counseling. Allocations, going forward, are in line with the state’s current budget. Allocation decisions, as before, are discussed and ultimately approved through the formal consortium voting process. Consortium planning efforts remain on schedule, albeit through virtual meetings, one held in June focusing on the state of the consortium and another scheduled for the end of July, focusing on the annual action plan, including proposed pilots. Given the ever-changing pandemic controls, the consortium, like most districts, is not yet clear about delivery models other than we are preparing for virtual, direct and hybrid models. Understanding that many of our students have limited resources, we are sensitive and prepared to address inequities such as materials, hardware, nutrition and WiFi access. Regardless of the delivery model, the consortium will focus on yielding outcomes that prioritize employment, salary increases and transitioning to post-secondary education.
No Changes

Member Allocations

Member Name (2021-22) (2020-21) (2019-20)
Palo Verde CCD $845,126 $851,704 $834,250
Total Allocated to Members $845,126 $851,704 $834,250
Total CAEP Funds $845,126 $832,637 $832,637
Total Remaining $0 $-19,067 $-1,613

Member Agencies

Member AgencyMember TypeContactPhone
Palo Verde CCDDistrictMs. Lale Cilenti(760) 326-5033
Needles UnifiedUnified School DistrictDr. Mary McNeil(760) 326-3891
Palo Verde UnifiedUnified School DistrictTracie Kern(760) 922-4164 ext: 1239

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)).

Needles Unified - Member Representative

Approved by Dr. Mary McNeil

04/28/2021 11:35 AM PDT

Palo Verde CCD - Member Representative

Approved by Ms. Lale Cilenti

04/22/2021 10:51 AM PDT

Palo Verde Unified - Member Representative

Approved by Tracie Kern

04/22/2021 04:48 PM PDT