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Feather River Bulletin ' Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 9A districts im State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recently announced that local educational agencies -- including school districts, charter schools and county offices of education -- will continue to receive state funding despite a possible loss of student attendance because of wildfires. "My deepest sympathies for the families, fire fighters, communities, students, and school districts that have been affected by the wildfires," said Torlakson. "In an emergency like this, I want to assure them that their schools will continue to receive state support, while we help fred facilities where their children can continue their education." The California Department of Education is working With districts to fred facilities for students displaced from their schools by the wildfires, including portable classrooms. Districts affected by the wildfires whose teachers educate students in portable or other temporary classrooms, even if physically located outside their own district boundaries, can continue to count these students in their Average Daily Attendance. ADA is the basis on which state funding for each district is calculated. If displaced students enroll in other districts, the home district may file a waiver for a loss of student attendance, and the enrolling district can also claim attendance for those students. For information on flUng a waiver, districts may consult the Management Advisory 90-01 web page. Also, the DOE is requesting that districts, and others with surplus portable classrooms that can be loaned out to temporarily replace fire