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Financial Transparency

Welcome to the VCS Financial Reporting and Fiscal Transparency page.  On this page you will find links to all the District’s budgets and financial reports, as well as other reports, data, and information about how we allocate and utilize resources to support our educational programs and operations.  In addition, we provide links to other sources of fiscal information about our schools.

Fiscal responsibility and proper stewardship of public funds are critical elements of student program support. The District’s strategic plan goal 4 ensures all resources and operational functions are efficient and aligned with the district vision and strategy.

Financial Data

Graphics for School District Fiscal Transparency

Per Section 1011.035(2)(a), Florida Statutes (F.S.), fiscal data for Volusia County School District has been added below:

Volusia County School District Fiscal Transparency Graphics - 2020-2021

Department of Education has released the Florida Value Added Model (VAM), a web-­based fiscal transparency tool that identifies public schools and districts with high academic achievement based on the ratio of classroom instruction expenditures to total expenditures, pursuant to section 1010.20(2)(c), Florida Statutes (F.S.). Section 101 l.035(2)(b), F.S..  This tool (link below) enables taxpayers to evaluate the financial efficiency of a school district with other similarly situated school districts. 

Florida Value Added Model (VAM)

Financial Reports

The District publishes a number of regular reports, which you can access by clicking on the links or icons below.  Here is a short description of each type of document:

Annual Budget 

The District publishes a Preliminary, Tentative, and Final budget each year.  Each Budget outlines the anticipated revenues and appropriations for the current fiscal period (July – June 30).  The schedule for the budgeting process follows the Florida Department of Revenue’s Truth In Millage (TRIM) Compliance Workbook for School Districts.  The Final Annual Budget is published in early September each year. 

Annual Comprehensive Financial Report 

The Comprehensive AFR provides the audited financial statements along with supplemental information (such as Management’s Discussion and Analysis and multi-year statistical comparisons), which show the results of the District’s operations and changes in fund balances and financial position for the immediately preceding fiscal year. The Comprehensive AFR is typically published in November or December each year.

Annual Financial Report (AFR) Expenditures per Unweighted Full-Time Equivalent (UFTE) 

This one-page report is prepared by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) each year to summarize the ratio of expenditures to UFTE, which is a defined measure used to represent students, for each School District in Florida. The FLDOE uses expenditure data from the District’s AFR—an annual financial report required by the FLDOE that contains much of the same information as the Comprehensive AFR, but is unaudited.

Lottery Funds Report

This special report is prepared quarterly to show how much funding is provided to the District from the Florida Lottery Fund for Education and how those funds are used.

Charter Schools Audits