ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-07-004

Date Created : 07/20/2006


Co-op Directors

Type of Memo: Regulatory
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - William J. Goff, Assistant Commissioner
State Aid Notice 2006-07

Regulatory Authority:
Ark.Code Ann. §§ 6-5-301, 6-20-601, 6-20-2301, 6-20-2501; Acts 19 and 21 of the First Extradordinary Session of 2006

Contact Person:
Vivian Roberts

Phone Number:


The first state aid notice for fiscal year 2006-2007 has been completed and will be posted after July 20, 2006, to the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) web site A hard copy will not be mailed. To view a district’s state aid notice, first the district must select Reports from the drop-down menu located under Communication’s Office. From the list of school finance reports, select State Aid Notice 2006-07 - PDF July 20, 2006. Then, select Edit and Find. Type the name of the school district in the search box, and click Enter. To print a copy of the selected state aid notice, select File, Print, and then Current Page under the Print Range section. Then, click OK.

For each funding category, the following information is provided on the state aid notice: indication of the existence of an ADE Rule; the amount of state aid; the applicable statutory code; indication of the existence of expenditure restrictions; the Revenue Code; and the Source of Funds Code. The Data section of the state aid notice shows the data supporting the funding calculations. Districts will be notified on the mid-year state aid notice should an increase in the Educational Excellence Trust Funds occur. Student Growth Funding will be projected later using the 2006-2007 first quarter ADM data, and updated on the final state aid notice with the 2006-2007 two-quarter average ADM data. Alternative Learning Environment (ALE) Funding will be based on previous year ALE Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) data and will be provided at a later date pending verification of the data. English Language Learners Funding will be provided when current year data is available. National School Lunch Act Funding for Provision 2 districts will be updated at a later date. National School Lunch Act Growth Funding, Isolated Funding, and Isolated Special Needs Funding will be provided at a later date pending verification of data. Declining Enrollment Funding will be provided at a later date pending clarification of the applicable law.

The Arkansas Department of Education Rules may be found at From the drop-down menu located under Rules, select Current Rules, and then select the specific rule. The Emergency Rules Governing the Distribution of Student Special Needs Funding and the Determination of Allowable Expenditures of Those Funds may be accessed by selecting Rules, Current Rules, and then Funding - Student Special Needs PDF 7/10/2006. The Rules Governing Professional Development, the Rules Governing the Closing of Isolated Schools, and the Education Excellence Trust Funds Rule may be accessed using the same steps, but as the final step, select Professional Development - PDF 7/11/2005, Closing Isolated Schools - PDF July 2005, or Education Excellence Trust Funds - PDF 6/10/1996. The Arkansas Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation published the Emergency Rule Governing the Retirement and Termination of Bonded Debt Assistance, General Facilities Funding and Supplemental Millage Incentive Funding as an attachment to Commissioner’s Memo number COM-06-035 dated October 13, 2005. Please review the district’s state aid notice carefully. Questions may be directed to Vivian Roberts at 501-682-4258.


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