Financial Management

Financial Management assists school districts, charter schools, and cooperatives with business office management, budgeting, accounting, and reporting; advises policymakers on financial management issues; administers the Uniform Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards system (UFARS); and analyzes school district data.

Minnesota Department of Education Finance staff consult, approve and monitor plans to eliminate statutory operating debt for school districts, charter schools, and cooperatives. This section also collects and reviews all financial audit data from districts, charters, and cooperatives and administers the Minnesota Credit Enhancement Program.

Visit the Data Center: School Finance Spreadsheets for Financial Profiles and Indirect Cost Rates


School Business Bulletins

School Business Bulletins provide the latest information about financial management issues.