Delayed Transition for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 AzEDS results for funding

Published: September 7th, 2018

TO: School Districts and Charter Districts Business Managers, Student Data Contacts

FROM:  Arizona Department of Education, School Finance

DATE:    September 9, 2018

SUBJECT: Current Year Funding Update

Fiscal year 2018-2019 ADM, SPED, and ELL numbers continue to climb.  (see comparison chart for statewide ADM figures)

Current FY 2019 AzEDS

FY 2018 AzEDS

ADM

949,856

1,103,852

SPED

84,693

123,867

ELL

31,410

62,987

 

Initial implementation of the AzEDS Calendar application has impacted instructional calendar collections this year for both School and Charter Districts (Districts) and we are still assisting Districts with these issues. Due to these implementation issues and now resolved Integrity problems, it has been determined that the transition to use current Fiscal Year 2018-2019 AzEDS results to calculate ADM state aid payment will be delayed until the November 1st payment.

While over 400 Districts are approaching their FY 2018 ADM values, of which over 200 are exceeding, others have not met expected ADM values due to calendar issues. There is insufficient time to determine which Districts have been impacted by these issues in time to calculate the October 1st, 2018 state aid payment.

30 Districts for which the September 4 payment was based on current Fiscal Year 2018-2019 AzEDS results, will be funded again on FY 2018-2019 AzEDS results.  All other LEAs will be funded based on Fiscal year 2017-2018 ADM or Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Estimated Counts.

As our legacy Charter Payment System does not provide an option to use estimated counts when actual 40th or 100th day ADM, SPED, and ELL numbers exist, we will not be pushing AzEDS results and generating the legacy reports (ADMS46-1, SPED28, ELLS28) this month.

Estimated Counts for Charter Districts is open until 9/11/2018 if updates are needed.

Should you prefer that the AzEDS results be the basis for your District’s October 1st state aid payment or have questions, please contact the School Finance Account Analyst Team at [email protected].  Your ADM20, SPED20, and ELL20 reports are available via the AzEDS Portal, on ADEConnect, under reports.