FY2018 Rural Assistance Preliminary Allocation

Preliminary calculations for the FY2018 Rural Assistance allocation have been completed. There will be two distributions made; the first being 70% of allocated funding, and the second making up the remaining 30% of the allocated funding. The $2.6 million will be reallocated prior to the second distribution. Locate your District/Charter District in the list linked below and review the payment details. Please direct any questions or concerns to [email protected] by Thursday, October 26, 2017. Distribution of Payment 1 is intended for the end of October.

FY2018 Rural Assistance Preliminary Allocations

FY 2018 Results-Based Funding Payment 1 Distribution Date

The FY 2018 Results-Based Funding Payment 1 will be distributed Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Please see links below for previous Hot Topics and Memos regarding the FY 2018 Results-Based Funding.

FY 2018 Results-Based Funding Hot Topic

Results-Based Funding * Updated definition of “Replication” *

18-012: FY 2018 Results-Based Funding Distribution, Eligibility Requirements, and Accounting and Expenditure Reporting

Results-Based Funding * Updated definition of “Replication”

Please note: Memo 18-012 “Results-Based Funding Distribution, Eligibility Requirements, and Accounting and Expenditure Reporting” has been updated to reflect a definition of “Replication” in respect to Results-Based Funding and its use.
Please see the updated content of memo 18-012 here.

The Fiscal Year 2017 Statewide Equalization Recalculation has been completed

The Fiscal Year 2017 Statewide Equalization Recalculation has been completed.

District
The positive adjustments have been included in the September 1st payment through the APOR64-1 report. Positive adjustments will be included as lump sum adjustments; whereas the negative adjustments will be taken over the entire fiscal year, 3/12ths taken in October and 1/12th each payment thereafter.

Charter
The positive adjustments have been included in the September 1st payment through the CHAR64-1 report as a lump sum adjustment. The negative adjustments will be taken over the entire fiscal year, 3/12ths taken in October and 1/12th each payment thereafter.

Please see the FY17 statewide recalculation amount in the following spreadsheet.
FY 17 Statewide Recalculation Adjustments

Pursuant to A.R.S § 15-915, hardship requests are available. Please complete the Hardship Form and submit to [email protected] by 8/31/2017.

With the hardship application, a minimum of 75% must be adjusted in FY18 and 25% will be adjusted in FY19. Adjustments will begin with the October 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.

FY 2018 Results-Based Funding

School Finance has finished the calculation of the FY 2018 Results-Based Funding, pursuant to A.R.S. 15-249.08. School Finance will distribute the monies to School Districts or Charter Districts for their eligible schools, based on the statutory formula, with the first distribution scheduled for September, 2017. The FY 2018 Results-Based Funding allocation file is located here.

Please refer to School Finance Memo 18-012, published on August 11, 2017, for the important details regarding Results-Based Funding eligibility, and accounting and expenditure reporting requirements.

In an effort to provide the most effective customer service, please direct all Results-Based Funding questions in an email to the School Finance payments team inbox at [email protected]. If the email will concern the first payment of Results-Based Funding, that email is due to the School Finance payments team inbox by August 28, 2017, in order to allow School Finance staff sufficient time to respond prior to the first distribution of funding in September, 2017.

FY2018 Charter Additional Assistance Reductions

The FY2018 Charter Additional Assistance (CAA) Reductions have been calculated; a list of these reductions may be seen below.

FY18 CAA Reductions

FY2018 District Additional Assistance (DAA) Reductions

The FY2018 District Additional Assistance (DAA) Reductions have been calculated; a list of these reductions may be seen below.

FY18 DAA Reductions

FY2017 Prop 123 Payment 2

FY2017 Prop 123 Payment 2 has been calculated and distribution should be the second week of July. Payment 2 amounts can be seen in the attachment below. Districts are listed by county, and Charters follow alphabetically.

FY17 Prop 123 Payment 2 Amounts

FY2017 Rollover Payback Amounts

A system error is currently preventing School Finance from generating and posting APOR reports for the FY2017 Rollover Payback. County Treasurers and LEAs may reference the spreadsheet below for FY2017 Rollover Payback Amounts per district.

FY2017 Rollover Payback Amounts

RESOLVED: Budget Files Are Not Processing into the System

The issue with budget files not processing has been resolved. Thank you for your patience.

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Currently, budget files are not being processed into the system due to technical difficulties. The ADE IT support group is working on the problem and we are hoping to have it resolved soon.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may be causing. Please know that we are working as quickly as possible to restore the budget system.

Thank you.