ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-09-026

Date Created : 10/02/2008


Co-op Directors

Type of Memo: Administrative
Response Required: No
Section:   Fiscal and Administrative Services - William J. Goff, Assistant Commissioner
2008-2009 Academic Facilities Wealth Index

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. Sec. 6-20-2501 et seq. and Act 727 of 2007

Contact Person:
Doug Eaton

Phone Number:


Ark. Code Ann. Sec. 6-20-2502 and Act 727 of 2007 define the calculation for the Academic Facilities Wealth Index (Index). The Index is used to determine the local school district's share of financial participation in a local academic facilities project eligible for state financial participation under priorities established by the Arkansas Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation (Division). The Index for 2008-2009 is attached to this memo. The Arkansas Public School Computer Network (APSCN) is the source of the data used in the calculations for the 2008-2009 Index.

Districts are reminded that the Index is used in conjunction with the square foot allocation for new construction from the Divisionís cost estimating charts to determine the stateís financial participation in the Partnership Program. The 2008-2009 Index will be used for all Partnership Projects submitted for consideration in 2008 for the 2009-2011 biennium.

According to Act 727 of 2007, districts with an Index of 1.00 or greater will be funded at the same level as the first school district with an Index below 1.00, except that this funding will not exceed the amount of funding provided for an Index of nine hundred ninety-five thousandths (0.995).


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