Office of the Superintendent
ARRA SFSF FY10 Monitoring Surveys Received in OctoberMonday, November 1, 2010, 11:37 am
Thank you to all district staff who submitted the ARRA SFSF Monitoring Survey reports in October.
In October, the OPI collected information from each district about how the district spent its ARRA State Fiscal Stabilization Funds (SFSF) in FY 2009-10. OPI collected the information as part of the State's required monitoring of subrecipients under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). As the federal funds were used to support a portion of the K-12 BASE Aid paid to each district, some districts found it difficult to identify specific outcomes from the use of the money because it replaced state money the districts had previously counted on. Other districts identified positions or programs in their districts that were funded due to the availability of funds that might otherwise not have been available. The majority of districts reported having used the money to pay a portion of the salaries and benefits for existing teaching staff, which would have been paid using state funds had those funds not been replaced with federal funds. Each district identified efforts it made to address at least one of four education reform areas targeted by the SFSF program.
OPI appreciates all those who worked on the reports to provide OPI with feedback to fulfill monitoring requirements under the program.
For more information, contact Joan Anderson, 406-444-2562