AIMS Reading, Writing and Mathematics No Longer Required for Graduation

The State Board of Education (SBE) has provided guidance on the recent change in AIMS requirements for graduation from high school.  This guidance can be found on the SBE’s High School Graduation Requirements page within the “Testing Requirements (AIMS & Arizona’s New State Assessment)” section.

February Monthly Processing Complete and ADMS40 Series Reports Available

February’s monthly processing that began on January 30, 2015 completed on February 10th.   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 the March 2, 2015 state aid payment.
 
For questions regarding your data, please contact your account analyst.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

The data submission deadline for the next monthly processing (aggregation) is March 2, 2015 @ 5pm with the ADM from that being used to determine the April 1, 2015 state aid payment.

FY 2014 BUDG75 Expenditure Analysis Letters are Posted

The FY 2014 BUDG75 Expenditure Analysis Letters have been published to the School Finance website and are available for download and review.

To select a specific District, please click the following link: https://www.ade.az.gov/Budget/EntitySelection.asp.

Please email the budget team with any questions or concerns at sfbudgetteam@azed.gov.

Thank you.

Prelim. TEI Available and SDER Application Open for Data Modifications

The School District Employee Report (SDER) On-Line Application is currently available and ready to accept employee data modifications prior to final TEI (Teacher Experience Index) calculations.  This application is accessible through Common Logon

SDER data may be modified between February 1, 2015 and March 2, 2015.  Final data modifications must be made by 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2015. 

Preliminary TEI reports were made available Monday, February 2, 2015 and can be accessed here.  Final TEI reports will be available on or prior to March 15, 2015. Final TEI figures may differ between the preliminary report and the final report even if your district does not modify it’s data, as the statewide average number of FTE Years of experience value may change due to its recalculated value for the final reports. 

The SDER instructions can be found at the end of the FY2015 SDER Memo.  If you missed the School Finance SDER Webinars that were held in September, or need a refresher course, you can view the information here. 

Please contact your Account Analyst with any additional SDER questions.

Instructional Improvement Fund

FY15 IIF payment 1 has been processed successfully with the new system and it will be distributed by 2/3/2015.

Please go to the following website to access the LEA detailed report and county report:

http://www.azed.gov/SchoolFinanceReports/Reports?report

Impact Aid Program Forms

As a reminder, ADE School Finance no longer has access to a fax machine or dedicated space for storing the hard copies of Impact Aid documents. 

We were recently made aware that the instructions for submitting copies of Impact Aid documents to ADE School Finance, as provided by the U.S. Department of Education, is something other than what we can accommodate. 

When preparing to submit a copy of any Impact Aid Program documents to ADE School Finance, scan in the documents and email the single Adobe document to the Budget Team at sfbudgetteam@azed.gov.  

Please include the following information in the subject line of the email

  1. District or Charter Name
  2. District or Charter Impact Aid Number, which can be quickly located on the cover sheet of the Impact Aid Application packet, if not readily known. For example: 12-AZ-2016-0000. 

We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience and we thank you for your time and consideration.

February Aggregation Begins January 30th…Submit Data by January 29th

Monthly Aggregation processing begins January 30, 2015 and will include data submitted to SAIS through 5 p.m. January 29, 2015.  For those LEAs whose schools have all reached 40th day or 100th day on or prior to January 29, 2015, 40th day and/or 100th day ADM will be calculated and available by February 13, 2015.  Please check the IT Bulletin Board for updates stating the data has completed processing.  Only at that time can you check your ADMS, SPED and ELL 75 reports and expect to see complete ADM results.

For charters, the ADM results will be used as a basis for the March 2, 2015 state aid disbursement.

If you have questions regarding Monthly Aggregation Processing, please see your account analyst.  To find your analyst, see https://www.azed.gov/Administrators/SF/Lists/LEAAccountAnalysts/AllItems.aspx.

Fiscal Year 2014 Superintendent Annual Financial Report has been posted

The Fiscal Year 2014 Superintendent Annual Financial Report (SAFR) has been posted.

http://www.azed.gov/finance/files/2015/01/safr2014.zip

SAFR digital data (Microsoft Access 2000 format) for Fiscal Years 2006 through 2014.

SAFR Database FY 2006-2014.

Transportation Overview Webinar

School Finance will be hosting a webinar on submitting transportation information, please join our webinar on January 27th or 29th.

This is an overview of the required information for the Transportation Route Reports due after your 100th day of school.

 

Title:

Transportation Overview

Date:

Tuesday,   January 27, 2015

Time:

10:30   AM – 11:30 AM MST

 

 

 

 

Title:

Transportation Overview

Date:

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Time:

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM MST

 

Space is limited, so reserve your Webinar seat now at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6533053264974645506

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Transportation Routes is Open for Data Submission

It’s that time of year again for districts to submit their transportation routes data to ADE. 

In accordance with A.R.S. §15-922, transportation routes data must be submitted to ADE within 12 days of the district’s 100th day.

Transportation Routes data must be submitted via Common Logon on the ADE web site. Your School Finance Account Analyst can assist you with any questions that you may have. Click here to find your Account Analyst.

Please note that only districts must submit this data.  Charters do not submit transportation data.