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Published: July 31st, 2020

AzEDS Calendar Submission Guidance

A new School Finance Manual chapter titled “School Finance Manual [A] Defining the Instructional Calendar” has been posted to the External Guidelines page. The ADE analysis of the number of school days required by Executive Order 2020-44 will be completed no later than August 31, 2020, and is not addressed in this chapter. This chapter provides the details to support LEA’s in properly submitting their instructional calendar(s) to AzEDS.

Please note that calendars must be submitted, certified, and passing Integrity in order for student data to go through the Integrity process in AzEDS. Calendars and student data must be submitted before the next data capture deadline of August 11th at 5pm in order to be used in the calculation of of state aid for the September 1 payment.

If you need assistance with submitting your calendar,  you can reference the AzEDS Calendar Integrity Reference Guide, contact your vendor, or submit a Help Desk ticket for a School Finance Account Analyst Support Request.

Posted in Hot Topics |
Published: July 27th, 2020

September 1 Payment

This is a reminder that all schools (district and charter) will be paid off of AzEDS data for their September 1 payment. As stated in School Finance memo 20-046, the data capture deadline for the September 1 payment is at 5pm on August 11th. In order for your submitted student data to be properly captured on the deadline, all calendars must be submitted, certified, and passing Integrity, and all student data must be free of Integrity errors. If you have a calendar that is not passing Integrity, please refer to the AzEDS Calendar Integrity Reference Guide. If you are having difficulty submitting your AzEDS data, please contact your student information system vendor or submit a Help Desk ticket for a School Finance Account Analyst Support Request.

Posted in Hot Topics |
Published: July 6th, 2020

The Final 2020 BUDG25 Reports have been posted

The report is based on the APOR 55-1 with apportionment date of June 30, 2020 and any corrected budgets that successfully processed on or before July 2nd. Any impact from the Statewide recalculation will be reflected on the 2020 BUDG75 published in late October/early November.

To view the report please click the following link: and select a district.

Please email the budget team with any budget-related questions or concerns at [email protected]

Posted in Budget Hot Topics, Hot Topics |
Published: July 1st, 2020

FY2021 School Finance Fiscal Operations Updates


FY2021 School Finance Fiscal Operations Updates


Base Level Amount 15-901

$4,305.73 ($4,359.55 w/1.25% Teacher Compensation 15-952)

$155.30/3.74% total increase

$72.22/ 1.74% inflation

$83.08/ Teacher Salary Increase

Additional funding for teacher salary increase distributed through Classroom Site Fund


Transportation Support Level 15-945

1.74% inflation to state support level per route mile (based on miles per eligible student transported)

0.5 or fewer: $2.74

0.5-1.0: $2.24

More than 1.0: $2.74


District Additional Assistance (DAA) and Charter Additional Assistance (CAA) 15-185 and 15-961

1.74% inflation to CAA per student count

Grades PSD-8: $1,875.21

Grades 9-12: $2,185.53

No change to DAA per student count


FY 2021 reduction to DAA and CAA

DAA reduction: $64,367,400

CAA reduction: $3,407,200

Reductions to DAA and CAA eliminated in FY 2022


Qualifying Tax Rate

Unified School Districts and Common School Districts not within a High School District (Type 03): $3.6742

Common School Districts within High School District and High School Districts: $1.8371


State Aid Rollover Laws 2020, Chapter 58, Section 114

$930,727,700 of the FY21 basic state aid appropriation to school districts is deferred until July 2021 (no change from FY20 amount deferred). Does not apply to charters or school districts with less than six hundred ADM.


Classroom Site Fund 15-977

$425 per weighted pupil (includes $40 per weighted pupil for teacher salary increase)


Prop 123 Additional Funding Laws 2015, 1st Special Session, Chapter 1, Section 6

$75,000,000 (FY21-FY26)


Results-Based Funding Laws 2020, Chapter 49, Section 8

$68,600,000 allocated based on Spring 2019 AZ Merit Test Results notwithstanding 15-249.08


Certificates of Educational Convenience   Forms/Memos   15-825/ 15-976

School Finance is no longer accepting copies of certificates throughout the fiscal year. Counties will submit one electronic data sheet June 30, 2021 for all certificates issued the FY2020-2021 year.


School Finance Fiscal Operations – Related Statutes

Additional Monies for Teacher Compensation (1.25% base level increase) 15-952

Arizona Department of Corrections 15-1372

Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections 15-1371

Arizona Online Instruction 15-808

Certificates of Educational Convenience   15-825   15-976

Charter Equalization 15-185

Classroom Site Fund 15-977

College Credit by Examination Incentive Program 15-249.06

County Jails   15-913.01

County Juvenile Detention 15-913

County Small School 15-365

Definitions 15-901

Determination of equalization assistance payments from county and state funds 15-971

District Cash Advance of State Aid   15-973

District Equalization 15-943

Early Literacy Grants 15-249.09

Instructional Improvement Fund 15-979

Optional Two Hundred Days of Instruction (5% base level increase) 15-902.04

Result Based Funding 15-249.08

Small School Capital Transportation 15-963

State equalization assistance property tax levy 15-994

Teacher Experience Index 15-941

Unorganized Territory 15-1001



Posted in Budget Hot Topics, Hot Topics, Payment Hot Topics |
Published: June 30th, 2020

FY2020 AzEDS Student Data Submission Deadline

The Fiscal Year 2020 Statewide ADM Recalculation will begin on July 15, 2020 at 5pm. The deadline for the AzEDS API for FY2020 transactions is July 15, 2020. Please ensure that all student data and ADM reports have been reconciled from AzEDS to your Student Information System. Please note that the API will be receiving transactions from LEA’s across the state on this date which may delay processing and it would be prudent to ensure your data is completely reconciled well in advance of the deadline. If you need assistance on ADM Integrity errors, please contact the SF Analyst Team via Any data modifications that need to be made to FY2020 after July 15, 2020 will require a request of a A.R.S. § 15-915. See posted guidance on Guidelines for Requesting Prior Year Corrections to State Aid or Budget Capacity here:

Posted in Data Hot Topics, Hot Topics |
Published: June 4th, 2020

School Finance Friday Reminder

The next School Finance Friday is scheduled for June 5, at 9:00 a.m.:

The webinar will stream on Youtube:

Webinar Topic: AzEDS Instructional Calendar and Charter Estimated Counts

Description: In this webinar we will provide School Finance related updates. We will discuss the AzEDS Instructional Calendar requirements and review top calendar integrity errors associated with calendar submissions. We will also discuss Charter Estimated Counts for charter district submissions and review important deadlines for FY21. We will end with a Q&A session.

Prerequisite: Attendees must have access within ADEConnect to view Basic AzEDS Reports. If you do not have access to AzEDS reports, please contact your Entity Administrator within your school to grant you access. You will need access to:

· AzEDS Data Coordinator – Base Reports and Calendar Application

· Charters ONLY: Common Logon – Charter Estimated Counts

To locate your Entity Administrator, please click here or call ADE Support at (602) 542-7378.

To add a role in ADE Connect, please see these links for guidance: Entity Admin Training Manual or You must be an Entity Administrator in ADEConnect to add a role. If you need additional assistance with adding a role, please call ADE Support at (602) 542-7378.

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