A Look at Financial Accountability for Student Activities in Arizona Schools

Student activities for Arizona School Districts have many requirements, that by law, each school should be aware of before processing student activity transactions. It is important that school districts understand what constitutes a student activity, such as a club, organization, school play, or other student entertainment raised through the efforts of students at the District …

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Authorized Bank Accounts for Public Schools

Recently there have been a few schools in the news with headlines regarding unauthorized bank accounts.  Have you recently looked through the list of bank accounts your School District has?  If not, you may want to schedule a reminder each year to review your compliance with your bank accounts. We would recommend that you schedule …

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Updated Annual Financial Report (AFR) for Arizona School Districts

With the Annual Financial Report due next week, make sure to have the most up to date form by visiting http://www.auditorgen.state.az.us/forms_schooldistrict.htm.  The Arizona Auditor General recently released Memo 256 with a few updates to the form. In the memo, it explains the major changes that have occurred from last year’s form including the removal of …

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Arizona School District Residency Requirements

With the new school year quickly approaching it’s that time when many districts are performing their annual registration process. In September 2011, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) issued a memo with guidelines on how to comply with A.R.S. §15-823(J) which allows districts to only include students who reside in Arizona in their student counts. …

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