The legal citation for the regulatory authority of this memo is as follows: Ark. Code Ann. §§ 6-5-301 et seq., 6-20-601 et seq., 6-20-2301 et seq., and 6-20-2501 et seq., and Acts 229, 272, 273, 461, 811, 989, 1052 and 1573 of the Regular Session of 2007, and Act 1450 of the Regular Session of 2009.
The final state aid notice for fiscal year 2008-2009 has been completed and will be posted to the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) web site http://arkansased.org/communications/reports.html. Scroll down to State Aid Notices. Click on State Aid Notice 2008-09 Final - PDF November 13, 2009.
Updates to the final state aid notice for fiscal year 2008-2009 include the 2008-2009 Average Daily Membership (ADM) data submitted during Cycle 7 for quarter 4 and updates for quarters 1, 2, and 3. Student Growth Funding amounts have changed for some school districts as a result of the ADM updates. All funds were paid prior to June 30, 2009, as a result of the updates.
Please review the final state aid notice for fiscal year 2008-2009 carefully. A comparison of this final version to the prior 2008-2009 state aid notice may prove helpful in detecting any changes. Following a review of the state aid notice, applicable ADE Rules, and statutory codes, questions may be directed to Vivian Roberts at 501-682-4486.