The preliminary FY2016 DAA reductions have been calculated and can be found below:
FY2015 CEC payments have been distributed. Here are the payment details.
To: All charter holders and charter operators
Budget worksheets and forms for charters will be issued early next week. Worksheets have been modified to assist in calculating adjustments.
Beginning with fiscal year 2015-2016, A.R.S §15-185, as amended by Laws 2015, Chapter 15, Section 1, phases out small school weight eligibility for associated state sponsored charter schools over a three year period when the combined student count for kindergarten through 8th grade or the combined student count for 9th grade through 12th grade exceeds 600. More detailed information is provided in the attached document.
All charter holders are required to submit a “Charter Small School Weight FY16 Statement of Assurance” in order to properly implement this new language no later than June 15, 2015 (link below).
Eligibility for small school weights remain only when a charter holder, with no association to another charter holder, holds a single charter and student counts for this charter for kindergarten through 8th grade or student counts for 9th grade through 12th grade are less than 600.
In the scenario where a single charter holder has multiple charters and the combined student count for kindergarten through 8th grade or the combined student count for 9th grade through 12th grade are less than 600, the enacted amendments eliminate eligibility on July 1, 2015, with no phase down. The Department of Education intends to seek amendment to legislation during the next regular session, which would provide a phase down in this scenario. However, until this is passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor, funding will be based on student count weights of 1.158 for kindergarten and grades 1 through 8 and 1.268 for grades 9 through 12.
In order to insure that payments of state aid comply with new legislation and to prevent over-payments which would result in reductions to subsequent payments, charters for which a “Charter Small School Weight FY16 Statement of Assurance” has not been completed by June 15, 2015, will be funded based on student count weights of 1.158 for kindergarten and grades 1-8 and 1.268 for grades 9-12 until the statement of assurance has been submitted.
If the statement of assurance is submitted after fiscal year 2015-2016 state aid payments have be made, adjustments to subsequent payments will be made based on submitted statement .
The statement of assurance must be completed by the charter holder or an authorized person. The statement of assurance is available at: http://www.azed.gov/policy/2015/04/23/charter-small-school-weight-fy16-statement-of-assurance/#gf_4
Please contact ADE’s School Finance Division if you have any questions.
The School Finance Contact Information
Main line: (602) 542-5695
The May APOR 55-2 reports have been published and are available since many districts are working on May budget revisions. Please see your district’s report here.
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:
Attention Districts: Transwestern Pipeline
Transwestern pipeline state aid adjustment has been included by January 2015 payment in APOR64-1 report.
The December FY 2015 BUDG25 Reports have been posted to each district’s budget reports home page of the ADE School Finance website. Any FY 2014 fund over-expenditure amount(s) will not be reflected on the FY 2015 BUDG25 until January. To download and review a specific district selection, please follow this link: https://www.ade.az.gov/Budget/EntitySelection.asp.
Thank you for contacting the School Finance budget team with any budget questions by emailing email@example.com.
UPDATED on 12/10/2014:
Due to an unexpected delay, funds will be received by mid-December instead of Dec. 10.
The Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Student Success Funding (SSF) payment has been made. Payment amounts can be found via the link below. These funds are being distributed in the same manner as basic state aid. School districts and charter schools should receive the funds by Wednesday, December 10, 2014.
Please email any questions regarding this worksheet or calculations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions will be responded to in order received.
The Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Student Success Funding (SSF) calculations have been made. Below is a list by school, with subtotals by LEA. Please email any questions regarding this worksheet or calculations to SchoolFinance@azed.gov. Questions will be responded to in the order they are received.
Be sure to submit SSF questions as soon as possible, as SSF payments will be distributed in Mid-November. A separate e-mail will be sent to each school district and charter school receiving SSF. If this is not received by October 17th, please e-mail the School Finance Inbox using the address above.
Student Success Funding is exempt from the Revenue Control Limit. Each school district and charter schools is required to establish a local level Student Success Fund (Program for charter schools) for the accounting of revenues and expenditures. A report of expenditures will be due by October 15, 2015 (A template will be provided.).
The lawsuit regarding Classroom Site Fund withholdings has been settled. All LEAs due a payment were paid in the beginning of October, 2014. The LEAs that still owe payments will see the withholdings beginning in the November, 2014 CSF payment.
A complete list of withholdings and payments can be seen here: