Ohio Department of Education Topic News

EMIS Newsflash – January 16, 2015


Finance Reports Released in SDC
The following message will be sent to superintendents and treasurers early next week:
Expenditure ranking update
The Ohio Department of Education is preparing for the Thursday, Jan. 22 addition of expenditure data to the online report card of each school district, as well as to each community school, STEM school and school belonging to a traditional district. Data from FY2014 was submitted by districts by Sept. 30, and schools were given a short window in October to make adjustments. The department loaded each school’s and district’s data, including overall expenditures per pupil, expenditures by category, revenue by funding source, and ranking by percent of spending on classroom instruction into the Secure Data Center (SDC). The final SDC reports are now available. Schools are asked to review their data and notify the department of any issues. Before the expenditure rankings and data are published on the public website, please review your district’s data, and contact Jim Long at immediately if you have questions or concerns.
SDC Release Note
For a small number of districts (12), some of the enrollment from a building (typically a preschool building) is not being included in the district total enrollment. This only impacts the expenditure per pupil number, causing it to be slightly higher than expected. Since there are rankings based on this number, fixing the issue could cause the rankings of districts beyond the 12 with this issue to shift. The enrollment calculation should be fixed before the information is made public on January 22nd. A new release note will be published via Newsflash when the issue is fixed.
Ohio District Data Exchange (ODDEX) - v1.12.0
A new ODDEX version (v1.12.0) was released yesterday evening. This release included Community School data export functionality as well as modifications to login processing and to the resident district data extract (originally available in the prior ODDEX release). For additional release details, please refer to the Ohio District Data Exchange Wiki Page at