To provide support and management services to student learning, improve customer satisfaction, and safeguard the assets of the school district.
The Finance Department is responsible for the financial management of the school district in accordance with generally accepted accounting procedures. Responsibilities of the department include:
- Budget development and control
- Accounts payable
- Debt service
- Control of district assets
Information regarding Property Taxes can be found by clicking here.
In accordance with Arizona Revised Statute §41-725, which requires the District to provide financial transparency, we are providing information for the public's review. For more information regarding the Arizona Transparency Act, please visit http://openbooks.az.gov or http://www.gao.az.gov/.
Crane Elementary School District No. 13 is committed to providing a clear view of how the District's funds are spent. We invite you to review the information provided for you below regarding the District's expenditures, budgets, financial reports, and other pertinent information.
The District creates and revises the budget throughout the school year. Once the year is completed, the District will prepare an Annual Financial Report (AFR) that will reflect the revenues and expenditures that occurred during the fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). The format and submission deadlines for these files are governed by Arizona Revised Statutes. The AFR is audited by the District's auditing firm, Heinfeld, Meech & Co., P.C. (H&M). H&M then assists the District with the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), the Single Audit Reporting Package (SARP), and the Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). In addition to financial data, the CAFR contains financial analysis of District funds, a narrative with a description of the funds, District financial awards and demographic data. The PAFR is a summary of the CAFR, but in a format that does not necessarily require a background in public finance in order to interpret or understand the report. The AFR is also submitted to the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) where it is compiled with other information to create the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction's Annual Financial Report (SAFR).
|Annual Expenditure Budget Form|
|This document is prescribed by the Arizona Department of Education and Office of the Auditor General. You may also find this same information on the Arizona Department of Education's website by clicking here (this link will attempt to launch your Excel application for viewing).||2015||2014||2013|
|Annual Financial Report (AFR)|
|This document is prescribed by the Arizona Department of Education and Office of the Auditor General. It incorporates all financial information statutorily required for all funds. Revenues and Expenditures for the fiscal year are presented and a comparison to the prior year is included.||2014||2013||2012|
|Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)|
|This report is presented as required by the Arizona Revised Statues and includes a comprehensive report of the District's finances. The financial statements have been audited as required by Heinfeld, Meech & Co., P.C.||2014||2013||2012|
|Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Awards for the CAFR|
|Association of School Business Officials International||2013||2012||2011|
|Government Finance Officers Association||2013||2012||2011|
|Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR)|
|The Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) is a brief summary of the District's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This report is intended to convey the financial results of the District's operations to the community in a manner that does not necessarily require a background in public finance, as well as to increase knowledge throughout the community of Crane Elementary School District's financial condition. Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2013 is the first year that the District has created a PAFR.||2013||2012||2011|
|Certificate of Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting||2013||2012||2011|
|Single Audit Reporting Package (SARP)|
The Single Audit Act and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations, requires non-federal entities that expend equal to or in excess of $500,000 in federal awards within a fiscal year to have an audit performed in accordance with the Single Audit Act. The Arizona Department of Education is the Single Audit pass through entity for Arizona local educational agencies.
|Classroom Spending Reports|
An independent analysis of spending in Arizona School Districts performed by the Auditor General's Office in accordance with Proposition 301 (passed by Arizona voters in 2000). This report is released in March but is based on data from the previous year. These reports are listed under the financial year that they are based on, not the release date. Classroom dollar percentage is the amount spent for classroom purposes divided by the total amount spent for day-to-day operations, or total operational spending. Additional detail for calculating this can be found by clicking here.
|Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction's AFR (SAFR)|
This report compiles data from multiple sources, primarily the District's AFR. Crane's page from Volume II is reported by Fiscal Year to the right, but you can find the complete report at www.azed.gov. This report is typically released in January.