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Frequently Asked Questions

All School Finance Systems

  • Adding or Changing District/Site Data - How To Instructions
  • Classroom Site Fund
  • Special Education (SPED)
  • Workshops Presentations
  • Open Enrollment Policies
  • Funding of Districts vs Charters
  • Equalization Formula Funding

  • Charter Schools

    Charter School Payment Examples will provide board sponsored charter schools with information to guide their understanding of their CHAR55 and CHAR64 reports.  The reports are published monthly and posted to each charter's homepage on the ADE School Finance web site under

    Although ADE School Finance does not perform any projections of equalization or monthly payments on behalf of the charter, the charter does have the ability to project their annual equalization and/or monthly payments utilizing the following Excel worksheet links.  The budget worksheets will calculate the charter's projected Equalization Base/Assistance, while the electronic charter school payment schedule will calculate projected current month payment.  All worksheets require data input.  Please contact School Finance at (602) 542-5695 if you are in need of additional assistance.

    Navigating to Budget Reports and Submitted Files

    Here are instructions on how to navigate through the School Finance web site to locate District and BUDG25/BUDG75 reports and how to determine the Submitted File Status for both Districts and Charters.

    FAQ's/How To's on other School Finance systems will be posted when they have been assembled and/or written.

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