Financial Services staff provide accountability to the public for all business operations of the district. Activities include budget management, financial reporting, purchasing, grant management, revenue forecasting, and risk management.
An extension of the financial planning process, the annual budget process matches available financial, material, and human resources to educational programs and services for students.
The first edition of the district's Multi-Year Strategic Financial Plan is a product of our work toward the implementation of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Best Practices in School Budgeting. This plan will serve to guide our annual budgeting process to ensure that our instructional priorities are being funded and any budget gaps are closed. We will continue to update this plan each year on a rolling basis, evaluating activities of the prior year and adding one year to the plan.
Finance staff provide regular updates to the school board regarding the district's financial position. Reports are also provided to the Oregon Department of Education and other agencies as required. An independent audit is conducted annually and published as the district's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
Doing Business with the District
Finance department staff support individual schools and departments in purchasing goods and services in the most efficient, beneficial, and cost-effective manner. If you are a vendor wishing to do business with the district, you may submit general and introductory information electronically to finance department staff, or respond to any of the district's formal requests for proposals.