Budget 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: www.ade.az.gov/Budget/EntitySelection.asp 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: May 26th, 2020

FY 2021 Expenditure Budget Forms UPDATE: Edupoint (Synergy) Users Only

Districts and Charters that use the student information system vendor Edupoint (Synergy) should download the revised form to select this vendor option on the Contact Info Tab as the vendor was mistakenly removed from the selection menu.

The budget forms file is available for download from the Auditor General’s website and the following ADE links:

FY2021 District | Charter | District Deseg

Posted in Budget Hot Topics, Hot Topics |
Published: May 18th, 2020

FY 2021 Expenditure Budget Forms & Website Posting Reminder

The Arizona Auditor General and the Arizona Department of Education School Finance released the Annual Expenditure Budget Package for FY 2021.

The budget forms file is available for download from the Auditor General’s website and the following ADE links.

FY2021 District | Charter | District Deseg

Posting of Meeting Notifications and Budget Files on the LEA’s Website

 ADE’s proposed budget application at www.ade.az.gov/schoolfinance/Forms/Budgets/ProposedBudget/EntitySelection.aspx was discontinued in FY 2019. The site for the application no longer exists and any use of the link will generate a server error notification.

Districtsand Charters’ should have replaced any links to the discontinued proposed budget application on their school’s website with a link to the actual budget file successfully submitted to the ADE. Do not provide a link to the generic entity selection page, instead, follow these instructions for posting the Excel file links:

  1. Navigate to https://www.ade.az.gov/Budget/EntitySelection.asp.
  2. Select the District or Charter name from the drop-down entity menu and Click Go!
  3. Select “Submitted File Status”.
  4. The Submissions made from 05/25/2002 should be the option button selected.
  5. By default, the ‘Date Range’ for the file submissions is ‘All’. If ‘All’ is not the selection, change the range using the drop-down menu.
  6. Select Fiscal Year 2021 from the ‘All Years’ drop-down menu.
  7. By default, the budget submitted file type is ‘All Types’. You may choose the specific file upload using the drop-down type menu. After file selection, click Go!
  8. In the “File Name” column, right click on the applicable uploaded budget Excel file from the list of submitted files (proposed, adopted, revised, or meeting notification and summary).
  9. Choose the Excel file link option available (as determined by the computer browser in use). The Excel file link options most commonly available are Save target as, Copy link, and Copy shortcut.
  10. Paste the selected Excel budget file target, link, or shortcut on the District or Charter website.

Please email any questions to [email protected]

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

April 2020 BUDG25 Reports Posted

The April 2020 BUDG25 reports have been posted and are available for download and review. To select a specific district, please click here

Update: the FY 2020 Prop123 budget capacity estimated value was updated to equal the amount of the district’s first FY 2020 Prop123 payment times two – since the actual payment two amount is not currently available, but planned for distribution in May 2020. For reference, the first payment of the FY 2020 Prop123 can be found here

For any district that is planning an FY 2020 May budget revision, it is suggested to include the updated FY 2020 Prop123, though not required. The FY 2020 BUDG75 report to be published in late October this year will award any under-budgeted FY 2020 Prop123 budget capacity.

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

 

Posted in Budget Hot Topics, Hot Topics |
Published: December 31st, 2019

January FY2020 BUDG25 Posted

The FY 2020 JanuaryBUDG25 reports have been and are available for download and review. To select a specific district, please click here.

This is the first BUDG25 for FY2020 that includes any over expenditures for FY2019 as previously reported on the currently posted BUDG75 for FY2019.

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

 

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