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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 27th, 2020

*Updated- FY2020 Results-Based Funding Payment 2

FY2020 Results-Based Funding Payment 2 has been calculated and will distribute June 15, 2020. Below is a file that will show the FY2020 Results-Based Funding Total Amount, Payment 1 Amount, and Payment 2 Amount (Amounts being distributed in June, 2020). Districts are listed by county, followed by charters listed alphabetically. A second file will show the School level amounts.

 

FY2020 Results-Based Funding

*FY2020 Results-Based Funding-School Level

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Hot Topics, Payment Hot Topics |
Published: May 11th, 2020

FY20 Prop 123 Payment 2

FY20 Prop 123 has been recalculated based on the most recent Classroom Site Fund data and payment 2 will be distributed May 15, 2020. Below is a list of the FY20 Prop 123 total amounts, Payment 1 amounts, and Payment 2 amounts. Districts are listed by county, followed by an alphabetized list of charters.

 

FY20 Prop 123 Payment 2

 

 

Posted in Hot Topics, Payment Hot Topics |
Published: January 28th, 2020

*UPDATED FY2020 February Payment Reports-Resolved

*PLEASE NOTE- This issue has been resolved and the February APOR/CHAR64-1 can be seen with the other posted reports here: http://www.ade.az.gov/Districts/EntitySelection.asp and the APOR65-1 can be seen here: http://www.azed.gov/finance/countyappor/

 

Due to a system issue, School Finance is currently not able to generate or publish FY2020 February Payment Reports (APOR/CHAR 64-1, APOR 65-1). IT is currently working on the issue. Please find a complete list of February payment amounts below. Districts are listed and totaled by county, and charters are listed alphabetically.

Please save a copy of the file and this Hot Topic in place of the missing reports for your auditors. We apologize for the inconvenience. This post will be updated if/when we can publish the reports.

 

FY2020 February Payment Reports

 

 

Posted in Hot Topics, Payment Hot Topics |
Published: December 23rd, 2019

FY2020 January Payment Reports

Due to a system issue, School Finance is currently not able to generate or publish FY2020 January Payment Reports (APOR/CHAR 64-1, APOR 65-1). IT is currently working on the issue. Please find a complete list of January payment amounts below. Districts are listed and totaled by county, and charters are listed alphabetically.

Please save a copy of the file and this Hot Topic in place of the missing reports for your auditors. We apologize for the inconvenience. This post will be updated if/when we can publish the reports.

 

FY2020 January Payment Amounts

 

 

Posted in Hot Topics, Payment Hot Topics |
Published: December 17th, 2019

FY2020 Capital Transportation Adjustments

In accordance with A.R.S. 15-963 school districts may apply to the state board of education for a capital transportation adjustment for the purchase of a transportation vehicle if the district meets all the following requirements:

  1. Has a student count of fewer than six hundred in kindergarten programs and grades one through twelve.
  2. Transports as eligible students at least one-third of the total student count of the school district.
  3. Has an approved daily route mileage per eligible student transported of more than 1.0, computed as prescribed in section 15-945, subsection A, paragraph 4.

 

The FY2020 Capital Transportation Adjustments were approved by the State Board of Education at their meeting on December 13, 2019. These adjustments were included on page 5 of the January 2, 2020 APOR 55-1 as DAA Adjustments. A list of these adjustments can be seen below.

 

FY2020 Capital Transportation Adjustments

Posted in Hot Topics, Payment Hot Topics |
Published: December 12th, 2019

FY2020 Prop 123 Payment 1

FY2020 Prop 123 Payment will be distributed in two payments; the first will distribute $25,000,000.00 and the second will distribute the remaining $25,000,000.00. Payment 1 has been calculated based on the most recent Classroom Site Fund counts and will be distributed December 16, 2019. The second payment will distribute in May 2020. Please see payment 1 amounts below; Districts are listed by county and Charters are listed alphabetically.

FY2020 Prop 123 Payment 1 Amounts

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Hot Topics, Payment Hot Topics |
Published: December 3rd, 2019

FY 2019 Results-Based Fund Expenditure Reporting

This Hot Topic applies only to those school districts and charter districts that received FY 2019 Results-Based Funds.

In accordance with A.R.S. §15-249.08, all school districts and charter districts that receive Results-Based Fund monies are to account for the fund expenditures at the school-level.

Today, ADE School Finance published the Results-Based Fund Expenditure Report for FY 2019 (an Excel file) for the FY 2019 results-based funds eligible school districts and charter districts to report how the monies awarded in FY 2019 were spent. This report is required. If the school district or charter district received FY 2019 results-based funds and did not expend any of the FY 2019 results-based monies, this report is still required to be uploaded with a zero reported in each of the highlighted cells for the District/Charter Total Expenditures (line 1).

Please complete the report and upload the file via the School Finance File Upload (Budget/AFR) application of Common Logon no later than Friday, December 13, 2019. The file is available for download from here.

In order to provide the most effective customer service, please direct Results-Based Funding questions in an email to the School Finance payments team inbox at [email protected].

Resources:

School Finance Memorandum 19-026

FY 2019 Results-Based Funding Distribution, Eligibility Requirements, and Accounting and Expenditure Reporting, available here.

FY 2019 Results-Based Fund Payment Report, available here.

Posted in Budget Hot Topics, Hot Topics, Payment Hot Topics |
Published: November 21st, 2019

FY2020 December Payment Reports

Due to a system issue, School Finance is currently not able to generate or publish FY2020 December Payment Reports (APOR/CHAR 64-1, APOR 65-1). IT is currently working on the issue. Please find a complete list of December payment amounts below. Districts are listed and totaled by county, and charters are listed alphabetically.

Please save a copy of the file and this Hot Topic in place of the missing reports for your auditors. We apologize for the inconvenience. This post will be updated if/when we can publish the reports.

FY2020 December Payment Amounts

 

 

Posted in Hot Topics, Payment Hot Topics |
Published: November 5th, 2019

**UPDATE FY2020 Results-Based Funding Calculations

UPDATE

The FY2020 Results-Based Funding Calculations have been completed. A complete school-level list can be seen below, Preliminary School Level FY2020 Results-Based Funding Calculations. Column “FY2020 Results Based Funding” is the annual calculation you will receive and the last column, “Payment 1” is the amount you will receive for payment 1 the second week of December 2019. There is also the FY20 Results Based Funding Payment 1 LEA Level Amounts file which shows the payment 1 amounts by LEA. Districts are listed by county and charters alphabetically. For more details and guidance, please see School Finance Memo 20-023.

 

FY2020 Results-Based Funding Calculations- School Level

FY2020 Results-Based Funding Payment 1 LEA Level Amounts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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