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Published: October 3rd, 2019

FY2020 Early Literacy Payment

The FY2020 Early Literacy Payment has been calculated and will be distributed early October, 2019. A list of payments by LEA can be seen in the file linked below; Districts are listed by county and Charters are listed alphabetically. For questions about the payment amounts, please contact [email protected]. For all other questions please contact [email protected]


FY2020 Early Literacy Payment Amounts

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Published: September 24th, 2019

New Integrity Rule 10205 for Excessive Daily Instructional Minutes and AOI Guidance Modification

Integrity Rule 10205 will go into effect for FY2020 after the October 8, 2019 Data Capture.

Integrity Rule 10205 will impact all memberships for which minutes of attendance are submitted such as Arizona Online Instruction (AOI), Preschool, Homebound, and Alternative schools submitting minutes. Integrity Rule 10205 will prohibit the submission of more than 24 hours of instruction on a single day. There are approximately 2,500 students at 115 schools submitted by 35 LEAs that are exceeding the maximum allowable minutes submitted per day. Some of these students have already exceeded the number of minutes possible in a year.

The AOI guidance found on the School Finance External Guidelines webpage has been modified to require AOIs to submit student participation on the individual date the participation occurs. The option to submit a period of up to one week will no longer be available. LEAs that submit minutes of attendance need to adjust their SIS to submit minutes per day.

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Published: September 18th, 2019

FY 2019 Annual Financial Report (AFR) Packages/Files: Available for All LEAs

The Office of the Auditor General in conjunction with  the Arizona Department of Education have issued the Annual Financial Report (AFR) file packages for fiscal year 2019 for districts and charters.

NEW for Districts FY2019: Most districts will be able to use the Accounting Data AFR Package by placing their accounting data in the file. Other districts can use the Standard AFR Package.

The County 2019 AFR is also available.   The files may be downloaded by clicking the appropriate link below

FY2019 District Accounting Data OR District Standard | Deseg | Charter | County

For Districts the SF Budget System will begin to process the AFR files on 9/23/2019

Posted in Budget Hot Topics, Hot Topics |
Published: September 17th, 2019

SDER Open for District Data Submission

The School District Employee Report (SDER) On-Line Application is now open and ready to accept employee data. This application is accessible through Common Logon. You must submit your SDER data by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15th.

The FY2020 Memo 20-016, which includes instructions for submitting data, has been published in the memo section of the School Finance webpage:  

If you have any questions about your SDER, please contact the [email protected]

Charter schools sponsored by the AZ State Board for Charter Schools, universities and community colleges are not obligated to submit the data and should not submit data.


Posted in Data Hot Topics, Hot Topics |
Published: September 10th, 2019

UPDATED- FY2020 Classroom Site Fund Payment 1 Distribution Date Delay

School Finance has completed the calculations for FY2020 Classroom Site Fund Payment 1 and reports were published with a distribution date of 9/6/19. Due to a system error, there has been a delay in the distribution. We are working to correct this issue; we do not have the new distribution date, but it should be in the next week. The payment amounts will not change, we apologize for the confusion.


UPDATE- FY2020 Classroom Site Fund Payment 1 will distribute 9/13/19.

Posted in Hot Topics, Payment Hot Topics |
Published: September 10th, 2019

FY2020 Payment 3, October 1st Analysis and Data Sources

The data capture deadline date of 9/10/19 will proceed as planned tonight.

However, School Finance will perform the same analysis of submitted AzEDS data compared to prior year data or Estimated Counts (for Charters). We will publish our findings and intended data sources for payment 3 on Friday, September 13th.

Please continue to correct and sync your data and contact [email protected] with any questions regarding ADM for the October 1 payment.


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