SDER Application Open / Sign up for Webinar

The School District Employee Report (SDER) On-Line Application is currently available and ready to accept employee data.   This application is accessible through Common Logon.  Note that you must submit your SDER by 4:30 p.m. on October 15. If you have any questions about your SDER, please contact your LEA Account Analyst.

 The FY2015 Memo that includes instructions for submitting data has been published and emailed to the district superintendents and business managers that ADE has on file.

Webinars will be offered twice, in the event you would like to learn more about SDER.  They will be conducted on:

  • Thursday,  September 18, 10:00 a.m.  – 11:00 a.m.   Register now!
  • Tuesday,  September 23, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.    Register now!

You can register for one of these webinars through the “Register now!” links above.

Please note that SDER is required for districts and district-sponsored charter schools.  Charter schools sponsored by the AZ State Board for Charter Schools, the State Board of Education, universities and community colleges are not obligated to submit the data and should not submit data.  

ALERT: Fraudulent Invoices Sent to LEAs

We received this notice from the AZ Auditor General’s Office and wanted to pass it along to our contacts as well to help get the word out. 


“Our Office has received information that school districts have been receiving fraudulent invoices requesting payment for the purchase of 50–English-Language Arts Practice Books, typically in the amount of $647.50. Below is an example of one of these invoices. If your district has received one of these invoices do not pay it. Be aware that districts may receive fraudulent invoices for other types of products also. If your district has made a payment for one of these invoices, you should immediately attempt to stop payment.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has also received complaints regarding these invoices.

The BBB suggests if you have received one of these invoices through the mail you should report it to your local Postal Inspectors, and the Federal Trade Commission at (877) 382-4357 In addition, we suggest reporting it to your local law enforcement agency.

District administrators should ensure that accounts payable staff always match invoices to authorized purchase requisitions, purchase orders, and receiving reports to verify the items/services listed on the invoice have been properly authorized and received before processing payment. Districts should refer to the guidance in the Accounting Procedures–Expenditures section of the Uniform System of Financial Records for Arizona School Districts available on our Web site at

Fraudulent Invoice

If you have questions, please contact our Office at 602-553-0333 or via e-mail at


Arizona Office of the Auditor General”


School Closures Due to Flooding or Floodwater – UPDATED

Pursuant to A.R.S. §15-806(B)(5), school closure on Monday, September 8th, 2014 is authorized if closure is due to flooding or floodwater and for the safety of persons or property. Students not attending school due to closure, flooding or floodwater, on September 8, 2014 (if September 8th is an instructional day) may be reported as excused absences.  This applies also to schools which experienced absences or provided instruction for a partial day due to flooding.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Do we need to make up the day?
Monday may be counted as an instructional day as well as be included in the instructional time calculations when you determine your annual instructional time (if this day was already included in your calendar as an in-session day).  Unless your annual instructional hours as compared to the required annual instructional hours are short with the inclusion of Monday’s hours, the day does not need to be made up.


Q2: How does this impact perfect attendance?
It is the district’s decision as to whether or not this day will count against a student’s perfect attendance record.


FY 2015 Monthly Aggregation Processing and Integrity Schedule


Monthly aggregation is the processing that ADE performs on the student data to calculate ADM (Average Daily Membership), which is used as a basis for state aid funding.  The student data must reside within SAIS to be included in the scheduled aggregation processing.


FY 2015 Monthly Processing Schedule


Data Submission Deadline

Monthly Processing Start Date

For Charter Payment:

October 2, 2014 @ 5 pm October 3, 2014 November 3, 2014
November 3, 2014 @ 5 pm November 4, 2014 December 1, 2014
December 4, 2014 @ 5 pm December 5, 2014 January 2, 2015
January 5, 2015 @ 5 pm January 6, 2015 February 2, 2015
January 29, 2015 @ 5 pm January 30, 2015 March 2, 2015
March 2, 2015 @ 5 pm March 3, 2015 April 1, 2015
April 2, 2015 @ 5 pm April 3, 2015 May 1, 2015
May 4, 2015 @ 5 pm May 5, 2015 June 1, 2015
June 1, 2015 @ 5 pm June 2, 2015 June 30, 2015



FY 2015 Statewide Recalculation Schedule


Data Submission Deadline

   Recalculation Start Date

June 30, 2015 @ 5 pm: brick and mortar schools

July 15, 2015 @ 5 pm: AOI (online) schools only

July 16, 2015


Integrity Schedule

Please note that outside of this monthly processing schedule, current year integrity will run twice a week.  Integrity is scheduled to kick off every Tuesday and Friday morning and will include data submitted to SAIS through 5 pm the night prior.  For example, the student data included in Tuesday’s integrity will encompass all student data that exists in SAIS as of 5 pm Monday evening.

FY 2014 Recalc is Complete!

The FY2014 statewide recalculation of ADM is complete. The SDDI / SDR reports (including integrity status and 75 reports) are available as well as the ADMS40 series reports (including the ADMS46-1), and the SPED28-1 and ELLS28-1 reports.

Revised Account Analyst List – Frances is Leaving…

Frances Cox has been an Account Analyst with School Finance for over three and a half years. She has decided to go on a new adventure and move to Oregon with her family. Her last day with the Arizona Department of Education will be July 29, 2014. If Frances was your account analyst, please check the “Find your LEA Account Analyst” list for your temporary account analyst.  Once a new account analyst joins our team, we will review and update the LEA designations.

Please join us in wishing her well on her new adventure!!!


SAIS Is Open for FY2015!

SAIS is open and ready to accept your FY15 data!  What this means to you:

1) When you go into SAIS Online, SDDI, Student Detail Reports or any of the other SAIS applications, the default year in the fiscal year dropdown will be “2015″.  Select the appropriate year, as necessary, for the data you are working with.

2) FY 2014 SAIS data submission deadline passed on Monday (6/30/14) for brick and mortars.  AOI schools have until July 15 to submit their data.  AOIs, when submitting files for FY14, be sure to submit under “2014″ and not “2015″. 

June Monthly Processing to Begin on June 7, 2014

Monthly processing has been delayed a day due to server issues outside of ADE’s control.  Files submitted today prior to 5:00 pm will be included in the results from this month’s monthly processing.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Issues with SAIS File Uploads

We are currently experiencing an issue with SAIS file uploads.  You may receive an error message stating “No connection with this site’s controller(s).”

 We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

 Please check the IT Bulletin Board for updates.

May Monthly Processing Complete and ADMS40 Series Reports Available

May’s monthly processing that began on May 6, 2014 completed on May 15, 2014.  Updated 75-1 reports (ADM, SPED and ELL) are available through SDDI or Student Detail Reports, both available through Common Logon.  Also, the ADMS40 series reports (including the 46-1) and the SPED28-1 and ELLS28-1 reports are available here.

For charters, these new 40 series and SPED/ELL reports will be used to determine your June  2, 2014 state aid payment.

For questions regarding your data, please contact your account analyst.