The School Finance Division at the Minnesota Department of Education provides resources to Minnesota schools and districts to help them improve or maintain their financial health. Financial management assistance and training are also offered. The division implements state and federal education funding policies, and provides assistance to districts and schools to understand and implement these policies at the local level. MDE also works closely with the Governor and the Legislature to promote the enactment of sound preK-12 education funding policies by providing relevant data and analysis to policymakers.
The work of the School Finance division falls into two main categories. Data/Education Funding includes data collection and information on aid entitlements and levies related to general education, special education and student accounting, which includes the MARSS system. The Budget/Financial Management/Audit section is responsible for audits, facilities, transportation, payments, Uniform Financial Accounting and Report Standards (UFARS), and monitoring.
Select a page title to find more information on that topic, as well as links to data submission sites and other related resources.
School Finance spreadsheets and reports that are run on an annual or ongoing basis have been moved to the Data Center. Visit the Data Center: School Finance for a list of available reports and spreadsheets.