The Fiscal Year 2016 Statewide Recalculation has been completed

The Fiscal Year 2016 Statewide Recalculation has been completed.

 

District

Both  positive and negative adjustment will be included by November 1st payment through APOR64-1 report. However, the positive adjustment will be included  as lump sum adjustment; whereas the negative adjustment will be taken over the entire fiscal year, 4/12ths taken in November and 1/12th each payment thereafter.

 

Charter

The positive payment has been included by September 1st payment through CAHR64-1 report as the lump sum adjustment.  The negative adjustment will be included by November 1st payment. The negative adjustment will be taken over the entire fiscal year, 4/12ths taken in November and 1/12th each payment thereafter.

 

Please see the FY16 statewide recalculation amount in the following spreadsheet.

FY16 Statewide Recalculation Adjustment

 

Pursuant to A.R.S § 15-915, hardship requests are available. Please complete the form and submit to [email protected] by 10/15/2016.

 

With the hardship application, a minimum of 75% must be adjusted in FY17 and 25% will be adjusted in FY18. Adjustments will begin with the November 1 payment.  Please include all questions regarding these adjustments in your e-mail, with the completed form attached. Exceptions for severe scenarios may be made.

FY2017 Charter Additional Assistance Reductions

The FY2017 Preliminary Charter Additional Assistance reductions of $18,656,000, per session law, was included in the September 1st payment. A list of these reductions can be seen here:

FY2017 Preliminary CCA Reductions

Small School Weight Adjustment Correction

The September 1st , 2016 payment of state aid has been completed. We had a system issue for Small School Weight adjustment which impacted 201 charters.

The off cycle payment has been processed and distributed by 9/5/2016. We will refund the portion of adjustment taken in the September payment, the amount can be found in the following spreadsheet. The small school weight adjustment will be zeroed out for all 201 charters in October 2016 payment.

SSW adjustment_September

FY 2017 District Additional Assistance Reductions

The FY 2017 District Additional Assistance Reductions have been calculated. Please find a list below:

FY17 District Additional Assistance Reduction

$50 Million Additional Funding

$50 Million Additional Funding:

The full $50 million of Additional Funding is being distributed at this time.

  • CSF weighted counts from payment 10 have been used as the basis for the allocation of the $50 million (Laws 2015, 1st Sp Session, Chapter 1, and Section 1)[1]
  • Adjustments to the payments resulting from the statewide recalculation will be processed in accordance with A.R.S. 15-915.  Adjustments will equal the difference between the amount distributed in June, 2016 and the amount determined after the statewide recalculation.  Whether the adjustment to your FY 2017 allocation will be negative or positive cannot be determined at this time.

A list of the calculated payments can be seen here:

FY16 $50M Additional Funding Payment Amounts

[1] The department of education shall allocate the appropriated amount to school districts and charter schools on a pro rata basis using the weighted student count for the school district or charter school for the fiscal year pursuant to section 15 943, paragraph 2, subdivision (a), Arizona Revised Statutes, and increase the budget limits pursuant to section 15 947, Arizona Revised Statutes, accordingly.  For the purposes of this paragraph, the weighted student count for a school district that serves as the district of attendance for nonresident pupils shall be increased to include nonresident pupils who attend school in the school district.  A School district may budget the allocation that the school district receives pursuant to this paragraph in either the school district’s maintenance and operation fund or unrestricted capital outlay fund.

FY 2016 Final DSCS and Charter Additional Assistance Reductions

The FY 2016 Final DSCS and Charter Additional Assistance Reductions have been calculated and included in the June 1 Apportionment. A list of these reductions can be found here:

FY16 Final Charter and DSCS Additional Assistance Reductions

 

FY2016 Certificates of Educational Convenience (CEC) Forms and Memos

The FY2016 Certificate of Educational Convenience (CEC) forms and memos have been posted. You can find them here:

FY2016 CEC Forms and Memos

FY2016 APOR 55-2 Growth Reports

The FY2016 APOR 55-2 Growth Reports based on 100th day counts have been calculated and made available in anticipation of budget revisions. Please note the updated APOR 55-1 has not been posted, so there might be a discrepancy between the two. You can find your Growth Report here: http://www.ade.az.gov/Districts/EntitySelection.asp

 

 

FY2016 Small School Transportation Awards

The FY2016 Small School Transportation Awards have been added to the State Board of Education’s April meeting for approval. If approved, the following list of awards will be included in the May Apportionment.

FY2016 Small School Transportation Awards

FY2016 JTED Soft Capital

Pursuant to Laws 2015, Chapter 8, Section 34:

The department of education shall distribute the appropriated amount to joint technical education districts with fewer than two thousand average daily membership pupils for soft capital and equipment expenses.  The appropriated amount shall be allocated on a pro rata basis based on the average daily membership of eligible joint technical education districts.

FY16 Soft Capital for JTED Distributions