Welcome to the Fiscal Services Department of the Santa Paula Unified School District!
Our dedicated team at the Fiscal Services Department is committed to ensuring the financial stability and integrity of Santa Paula Unified School District. We play a crucial role in managing the district's finances, budgeting, accounting, and other financial operations.
Here at the Fiscal Services Department, we strive to provide transparent and accountable financial management to support the district's educational mission. Our primary goal is to allocate resources efficiently and effectively, enabling our schools to provide the best possible education for all students.
Budgeting and Financial Planning: We develop and oversee the district's budget, working closely with school administrators and stakeholders to allocate funds appropriately. We prioritize investments that align with our educational goals while maintaining fiscal responsibility.
Accounting and Financial Reporting: Our team ensures accurate and timely accounting of all financial transactions. We adhere to strict accounting standards and provide comprehensive financial reports to district leadership, the school board, and external stakeholders.
Payroll: We manage payroll services for all district employees, ensuring accurate and timely payment.
Grants and Funding: We actively seek external funding opportunities and assist in grant application processes. Our team monitors compliance and reporting requirements for grant-funded programs, ensuring the district maximizes available resources.
Purchasing and Procurement: We oversee the district's purchasing and procurement processes, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Our goal is to obtain goods and services at the best possible value while maintaining transparency and fairness.
Risk Management: We assess and mitigate financial risks by implementing robust internal controls and policies. Our team ensures compliance with legal and regulatory requirements related to financial management, safeguarding the district's assets.
We are here to assist you with any financial inquiries or concerns you may have.
Thank you for visiting the Fiscal Services Department of the Santa Paula Unified School District. We are dedicated to supporting the district's financial health and providing exceptional fiscal services to our students, staff, and community.
Lori Toms Director of Budget & Finance