Calculated attendance for quarterly report

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Calculated attendance for quarterly report

Postby drepouille » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:13 pm

I noticed several years ago that the YSA attendance numbers shown on the Projected Quarterly Budget Allowance are calculated by multiplying the number of YSAs in the ward by the sacrament meeting attendance percentage. This is necessary because actual YSA sacrament meeting attendance is not recorded on the quarterly report. Oddly, YSA attendance is recorded for priesthood and Relief Society meetings on line 17, but that number has no effect on budget allowance.

We reported that only 2 of 17 YSAs attended priesthood or Relief Society meetings in December, but we received a budget allowance for 8 YSAs attending sacrament meetings in December because we reported 43% of ward members attended sacrament meeting. Strange.

I just noticed today another calculated attendance figure for Primary. Although we record Primary attendance for ages 3 through 11 on line 21 of the quarterly report, the budget allowance is based upon Primary attendance for ages 8 through 11 only. That number is calculated by multiplying the number of children aged 8 through 11 by the Primary attendance percentage.

We reported that 32 of 38 children aged 3 through 11 attended Primary in December, but we received a budget allowance for 18 children (aged 8 through 11).

By the way, the stake receives the same dollar amount for each primary child and YSA, but the stake gives the wards a lower percentage for YSAs, perhaps to support the YSA ward.
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Re: Calculated attendance for quarterly report

Postby lajackson » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:14 pm

drepouille wrote:I noticed several years ago that the YSA attendance numbers shown on the Projected Quarterly Budget Allowance are calculated . . .

drepouille wrote:I just noticed today another calculated attendance figure for Primary.

When the additional budget allowances were introduced, Headquarters told us this is how they would calculate the amount to be sent each quarter.
drepouille wrote:By the way, the stake receives the same dollar amount for each primary child and YSA, but the stake gives the wards a lower percentage for YSAs, perhaps to support the YSA ward.

The stake receives the budget allowance and decides how much to retain for the stake budget. In our stake, all of the YSA allowance is retained and given to the YSA branch, which is small, and needs the additional allowance to function.

To keep stake budgeting simple, our stake prepares a budget and then retains a percentage of the general allowance. Everything else is flowed to the wards and branches at 100%, except for the YSA allowance mentioned.

A stake president, of course, has discretion to adjust the allowance for his stake. I think the words are fairly and adequately.


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