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:
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.
The FY 2017 District Additional Assistance Reductions have been calculated. Please find a list below:
$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)
- 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:
 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.
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:
The FY2016 Certificate of Educational Convenience (CEC) forms and memos have been posted. You can find them here:
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
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.
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.
FY2016 Preliminary Charter Additional Assistance reduction has been calculated based on the estimated counts submitted successfully by 7/15/2015 by 4:30pm.
This reduction will be recalculated once all the LEAs reach the 100th day. The final calculation will be based on the 100th day ADM.