Certified Annual Financial Reports (CAR)
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The Certified Annual Financial Report (CAR) is a report of financial data required by Iowa Code to be filed annually with the Department of Education by each school district and area education agency. The CAR is due no later than September 15 following the close of the fiscal year.
The CAR consists of a Chart of Account upload and online data collection and is located in the Iowa Education Portal. Below are the specifications for the software providers, districts, and area education agencies; the instructions for the CAR; and certified annual reports from previous years submitted by school districts and area education agencies.
Denise Ragias -- for help with the uploads and reports
Janice Evans -- for help with account codes and journal entries
Data Used to File FY16 CAR
2015-16 District AEA Flowthrough Amounts. Funding for the area education agencies (AEAs) is included in the annual budgets of school districts within each AEA's area. The funding is paid directly to the AEAs from the state. This document is the amount for the AEA flow through that each district must report on its CAR as both a revenue and an expenditure in the General Fund.
2015-16 Sources for Local Projects. This document lists certain categorical funding or budget authority that has a supplemental weighting or modified supplemental amount element. The district's CAR must reflect these amounts reported from state records.
Data Used to File FY15 CAR
CAR by District/AEA - Fiscal Years 2006 through 2014
Each fiscal year, begining with the fiscal year in which the Charts of Accounts were first uploaded, information from the CAR has been made available for analysis on a comparable basis. These workbooks have been created from queries. In earlier years, staff, student, and facilities data were collected as a non-fiscal CAR. This information is no longer collected on the CAR.