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Budget FAQs

Q. Who do you call for support for Fiscal, Student and/or HR?

A. Good question. It all depends on what application you are in. If you are working in EDS, call your ESD. If you are working in the WESPaC system, contact your district data center coordinator or- for certain districts contact your NWRDC or WSIPC coordinator. If you have an independent software application and your own in-house application for fiscal, student or H/R, contact your school district data coordinator.

Q. I only received one copy of the Accounting Manual and have different staff working on different processes. How can I obtain more copies?
A. You can make copies of the manual or download it from the School Financial Services web site at:http://www.k12.wa.us/safs 

Q. I only received one copy of the Accounting and Budgeting Handbook and have different staff working on different processes. How do I obtain more copies?
A. You may make copies of the handbook. It is also posted at the School Apportionment and Financial Services web site:http://www.k12.wa.us/safs.

F-195 (Budget) FAQ’s

Q. I used the F-203X option in my initial budget preparation. May I continue to use these revenue estimates for the approval process?
A. Yes, but the district must enter necessary enrollment and other data in the new F-203 system to ensure apportionment payments for September through December. The districts are also encouraged to review edit 300.

Q. What are the F-195 system timelines?
A. OSPI’s School Financial Services provides WSIPC with documentation in January, the system is programmed and tested January through March. School Financial Services generally releases the system in April or May, depending on legislative timelines.

Q. Do I need to submit salary schedules to OSPI?
A. No, but these schedules must be on file at the district and available to the public and OSPI.

Q. Do I need to submit a budget resolution to OSPI?
A. Not to OSPI. However, your ESD may request a copy for their records to make sure they have the correct budget data.

Q. I discovered a problem after my budget was submitted to OSPI. When I go into the input option it says that the file is locked for further input. What should I do to be able to make changes?
A. Call your ESD Fiscal Officer or Assistant Fiscal Officer.

F-200 (Budget Extension) FAQ’s

Q. What should I do when I run my reports and the totals do not appear to be correct?
A. You must run an edit. This forces data to calculate.

Q. I entered the correct levy and/or bond information for the levy revenue worksheet pages, but I still get an edit saying the amount does not equal OSPI data. Why?
A. Call your ESD Fiscal Officer or Assistant Fiscal Officer.

Q. When will the F-203X option be available?
A. The F-203X option is normally released in October.