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 level.
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 8, 2023, by every district and charter. Instructions are also provided to further assist with this effort. Please note that a portion of the survey that was not applicable last year, however, it is applicable this year and should be filled out as it applies to each district. The completed form should be returned to email@example.com in the excel format it is attached in.
ADE finance staff will be available to answer questions as needed.