Financial data is collected once a year. After an initial validation process the data is posted in the spring with a final set being posted in August.
Financial data sets are in DBF format and often large. Some software products (e.g., Excel) have a limitation on the number of records that can be displayed. Contact your technology resource for the most appropriate software to access these data sets.
The FID Comparison Tool is an Excel spreadsheet that allows users to perform
side-by-side district financial comparisons. Users can perform comparisons of
separate districts, year-to-year comparisons of the same district or compare
totals to per-pupil amounts. The tool provides easy-to-read comparisons in the
form of data tables, charts and graphs.
Public Act 121 of 2009 requires school districts to post on-line certain financial data. This report approximates this format based on districts' FID submission. Users can compare two districts side-by-side or perform a year-to-year comparison of the same district.
District Financial Profiles are summarized data that contain easier-to-understand groupings of public school financial data and are available in PDF and DBF format.
Excel summary files contain the FID data for a given collection aggregated to different levels of account structure, e.g., fund, function, or object, at the state and district levels. The files are designed to work within and utilize the analytical abilities of Excel.