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Title: Financial Accounting for Local and State School Systems: 2009 Edition
Description: This NCES handbook has been designed as the national standard for state and local education agencies to use in tracking and reporting financial data and for school districts to use in preparing their comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFRs). The purpose of the handbook is to ensure that education fiscal data can be reported in a comprehensive manner.

The 2009 Edition contains guidance conforming to Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statements, up to Statement 47. There are chapters on budgeting, governmental accounting and financial reporting. Account codes have been updated to reflect changes in the new reporting requirements and developments in technology and security. There are also special chapters on accounting student activity funds and a model for school level program cost accounting.
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Cover Date: June 2009
Web Release: June 23, 2009
Publication #: NCES 2009325
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Center/Program: NCES
Associated Centers: NFES
Type of Product: Handbook
Survey/Program Areas: Education Finance Statistics Center (EDFIN)
National Forum on Education Statistics (NFES)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Handbook, please contact:
Stephen Cornman.