COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
July 31, 2015
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Attached are the instructions and forms for completing the 2014-2015 Annual School Report Financial Section (ASRFIN). The 2014-2015 ASRFIN must be submitted to the Department of Education by September 15, 2015, as required by Section 22.1-81, Code of Virginia. School divisions and regional programs that wish to file for an extension (until September 30, 2015), per Section 22.1-81, Code of Virginia, for their 2014-2015 ASRFIN must submit a written request signed by the division superintendent, or designee, to Kent C. Dickey, deputy superintendent for finance and operations, prior to the September 15, 2015, deadline. Please note that e-mail extension requests will not be accepted. Similar to last year’s ASRFIN, school divisions and regional programs must submit the ASRFIN electronically using the Excel reporting template provided. The ASRFIN Excel template and instructions for the 2014-2015 ASRFIN are located on the Department’s Web site at the following address:
Each school division and regional program will use the Web-based Single Sign-on for Web Systems (SSWS) portal in submitting the 2014-2015 ASRFIN to the Department. School divisions and regional programs may begin submitting their 2014-2015 ASRFIN Excel files through the SSWS portal on or about August 14, 2015. (See the “ASRFIN Excel Template Submission” section of Attachment B for detailed instructions.)
The following attachments to this memorandum provide important information for working with the Excel template and completing the 2014-2015 ASRFIN:
The following reports, which provide additional information regarding the revenues included in the 2014-2015 ASRFIN, may be downloaded from the same Web site noted above:
The Adjusted Locality Ledger Report is an Excel file that provides a listing of all fiscal year 2015 state and federal payments made by the Department of Education to school divisions. It contains actual cash payments made by the Department for all accounts, except sales tax and Basic Aid. Sales tax is shown in the adjusted locality ledger on a one-month accrual basis. The Basic Aid amount shown in the adjusted locality ledger includes the year-end reduction to per pupil Driver Education funding due to noncompliance with the Driver Education requirements in Section 22.1-205 C., Code of Virginia, and includes any payments made by the Department of Education on behalf of school divisions for students who are served in state mental health facilities, state training centers, or the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind.
The revenues that are pre-loaded in the ASRFIN Excel template are based upon the figures shown in the Adjusted Locality Ledger Report. Please use the reports noted in items one through three above plus the cash locality ledger located at https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/EDI_LL_Report/ to reconcile the ASRFIN pre-loaded revenues to your financial records.
Upon completion of the 2014-2015 ASRFIN, please mail a hard copy of the signed division superintendent’s certification report to:
Virginia Department of Education
Attn: Budget Office
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120
Please note that access to the SSWS portal for submission of the 2014-2015 ASRFIN will begin on or about August 14, 2015, and will close on September 30, 2015.
Data collected in the ASRFIN is used to provide financial information on K-12 programs in Virginia to the Governor, General Assembly, the federal government, other policymakers, and the public. The data is also used in developing the Direct Aid to Public Education budget and reporting the percentage of division operational expenditures for instruction on the School Report Cards in subsequent fiscal years. If you have any questions about the ASRFIN data collection process, please contact the Budget Office at (804) 225-2025.