Budgeting, Accounting, & Finance Services at No Cost
Expenditure Reports and Fund Distribution
Diane Lichenstein, Director, Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE ext. 11611
Rebecca Granholm, Budget Analyst ext. 11609
Mary Guttinger, FTE Specialist ext. 11613
TBD, FTE & Cost Accounting Analyst ext. 11608
If a School or System has been designated its own LEA for the purposes of Federal Funding, that school or system of schools is not eligible for any services below that are funded through federal funding sources pursuant to FS 1002.33 (25).
Payment of funds due to the charter school will be processed by the District via wire transfers. It is important to keep the District up to date with any banking information.
Verification of FTE enrollment and adjustments of funding from the district to the charter school, including service charges, will be conducted by Financial Services based on records in student information systems (FOCUS).
The Finance Department retains all related documentation.
Financial Reporting Analyst – Accounting: Wendy Andrews ext. 11679
Charter Schools are responsible for submitting monthly financial reports via Charter Tools, unless the school is designated high performing, which then requires only quarterly reporting.
The monthly submissions will be reviewed by accounting. Feedback forms will be sent to the Charter Principal each month, indicating issues or comments that may require additional information, corrections, or resubmission.
Additionally, Charter Schools, per statute F. S.1002.33 and contract, are required to submit an annual financial audit (digital file and 5 hardcopies) to the Director - Open Enrollment & Charter Schools by the due date listed in the contract, annually.
Accounting Manager (TBD)
Telephone: (321) 633-1000 ext. (TBD)
Documentation of revenue and expenditures related to Safety & Security Grants and Sales Surtax are uploaded to Charter Tools for monitoring and compliance. Accounting will send the charter schools an attestation form along with the monthly funds wired to each school.
Accounting services will send the charter schools separate attestation forms for Sales and Surtax and PECO capital outlay.
The form for PECO capital outlay must be completed with signature and proof of expenditures for the funds to be wired to each school. The attestation form for Sales Surtax must be signed and returned to the district’s accounting services office to acknowledge that the Charter School will spend the funds within the guidance of F.S. 1013.62.
- Monitor to ensure FTE is completed correctly
- Reports on student data
- Access to FTE correction window
- Access to FTE training
- Provide FTE reports
- Monitoring FTE
- Audit FTE Records
- Reporting SES to state
- Access to state reported data student performance
- Capture and report charter school demographic data for DOE
- Provide training and support for all survey reporting