daryl1 wrote:Why do we need to count attending children for line 21 ages 3-11 when the only thing that matters is the number of children 8-11 who are funded. Everyone else is not funded or counted for Financial.
There are many useful purposes for the Quarterly Report. Funding is just one (relatively minor) reason for reporting. The Church is interested in data for many reasons. Long before there was any relationship at all between the quarterly report and budget allowances, we reported attendance on Primary.
daryl1 wrote:I have a Primary President who is not very happy about this. Primary should be funded 3-11 not just 8-11.
The extra funding based on children 8-11 is for activities (Cub Scouts and Activity Days). Note that this is EXTRA funding. The remainder of the funding of Primary (and indeed for almost all organizations and other expenses in the ward) comes from the general budget allowance, which is based on sacrament meeting attendance.
daryl1 wrote:This causes fund raising to have to occur.
It really shouldn't. The only thing Primary is involved with where fund raising is even an option is the Cub Scout day camp. And that's only if the budget allowance is not sufficient and parents are unable to pay. All other expenses come from the budget allowance.