The US Department of Education (USDE) has posted a data
collection tool that states will be required to complete for all ESSER
funds. The Arkansas Department of
Education (ADE) anticipated as many data needs as possible by establishing the
required program codes used with all ESSER funds in eFinance. This effort, combined with the school
districts’ dedication to accurate recording of student and financial data in
APSCN, will allow ADE to compile most of the report data at the state
There are eight questions in the
federal data collection tool that will require additional responses from each
school district. The attached survey
must be completed and returned to ADE finance staff by April 22, 2022, by every
district and charter. Instructions are
also provided to further assist with this effort. Please note that a portion of
the survey is labeled as not applicable, but present in the survey for future
purposes. The completed form should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADE finance staff will be available to answer questions as needed.