Beginning January 18, 2024, Superintendents and General Business Managers
will begin to receive the budget reviews and approvals for FY 2023-2024
Per A.C.A. § 6-20-2202, Budget and Expenditure Report.
district, open-enrollment public charter school, and education service
cooperative budgets filed pursuant to this section shall be reviewed by the
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education to determine whether the
requirements of state law and the rules of the State Board of Education
regarding the use of school, open-enrollment public charter school, and
education service cooperative funds and expenditure requirements are being met.
a district’s budget has met the requirements of the law, the Superintendent
will receive a budget approval letter in an email along with a copy of their
budget review. No response is needed, and the district should retain the budget
approval records for their auditor.
there is any area of the budget that does not comply with law, Superintendents
will receive a letter, via email, with instructions on how to address those
areas. Additionally, a copy of the district’s budget review will be included.
Per A.C.A. 6-20-2202, the district will have 30 days to submit a response
addressing any deficiencies.