This course will cover an overview of the school funding formula and make connections with how the formula leverages EMIS data calculate payments to schools and districts. The presentation will reinforce the importance of data quality for both Treasurers and EMIS coordinators.
The school funding formula represents the largest source of revenue for many schools and districts across the state. Understanding the inputs used to calculate the funding is critical to ensure all schools receive the correct amount of funding. Without an understanding of this, schools may not receive the correct amount of state aid.
Aaron Rausch serves as the Director of Budget and School Funding at the Ohio Department of Education. Prior to coming to the department, Aaron worked for the Ohio Office of Budget and Management as a budget analyst in the education section, and as a performance auditor focusing on school district performance audits at the Ohio Auditor of State's Office.
Elena Sanders is a Financial Manager at the Ohio Department of Education Office of Budget and School Funding. Prior to coming to that office she was an Assistant Director in the Office of Federal programs. She has an Ohio Treasurer’s license and Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision.
Course Details: Understanding FTE Reports
Target Audiences: School Districts
Category: Public Finance
This course will dive into the FTE Reports within the Data Collector. We will learn where reports are located and where the data for each report is generated. We will work through FTE calculations and adjustments. The course will include where FTE report data can be found on School Finance Payment Reports.
This course will provide essential goals as follows:
Navigation of the Data Collector FTE reports
Understanding student FTEs and weighted factors
FTE Report data origins
Working through FTE Adjustments and their relation to ODDEX
FTE Report data and School Finance Payment Reports
FTE Reports should be reviewed by EMIS and Fiscal staff along with various district staff as a data team. We will discuss best practices on monitoring EMIS data for its inclusion into FTE reports. Funding and accountability will be affected by data contained within the FTE Reports and districts must be certain these reports are correct and complete.
Tammy Hrosch is the EMIS Manager for META Solutions and leads a team of twenty three EMIS specialists across five META locations. She has been reporting EMIS data for 19 years and is actively involved with the Ohio Association of EMIS Professionals serving on a variety of committees and former treasurer of the organization. She is a member of the ODE EMIS Advisory Council and is the developer and trainer of materials for the ODE EMIS Alliance grant. Tammy holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and holds an Ohio school treasurers license.
Course Details: Staff Reporting Basics/Tips and an Overview of the TLC Report
Target Audiences: School Districts
This course will cover an overview of Staff Reporting Basics and Tips along with an Overview of the Teacher Licensure Course Status report
The course will provide: Important dates for staff and course reporting Key elements/records of staff and course reporting Tips for reviewing staff data for accuracy Overview of the TLC report and tips on how to reconcile potential errors How to check teacher licensure Ways in which staff and course reporting impacts the Local Report Card
Understanding the staff and course reporting process is necessary for accurate data reporting. Reviewing and reconciling the TLC report is another crucial component of the staff and course reporting process. The quality of this data has a direct impact on each districts local report card.
Kylea Kimmerly has worked for Beavercreek City Schools for nearly 15 years. She began her career in public education as a central registrar and has served as the EMIS Coordinator for 10 years. She is a member of the Ohio Association of EMIS Professionals and has served on various EMIS Advisory Council Workgroups. Kylea holds an associate’s degree in business management and an OAEP CEP certification.