The Business Office will work in partnership with all district and community stakeholders in order to meet and exceed the financial goals for the benefit of all students within the district.
Our goal is the act fiscally responsible in all areas related to the business functions of the district by being:
- Responsive to the needs of parents as it relates to food service and student fee payments.
- Fiscally responsible in purchasing.
- Maintain efficient, clean and safe buildings.
- Providing reliable and dependable student transportation.
- Sustaining vendor relationships by making timely payments.
- Responsive to the needs of employees as it relates to accurate payroll processing.
The Business Department is responsible for all financial-related services which include: budget, tax levy, financial forecasting, payroll, accounts payable & receivable, purchasing, and vendor contracts. The Business Office also oversees other areas including transportation, food service, and facilities & maintenance. This also includes new construction. If you have any questions with regards to these areas the contact people are:
Department Phone number - (815) 754-2285
Assistant Superintendent for Business Services - Andrea Gorla
Financial Related Questions – Cindy Carpenter (815) 754-1739
Payroll – Beverly Stone (815) 754-2286
Accounts Payable & Imprest Checks – Charolet Augsburg (815) 754-2287
Accounts Receivable/ Sub Pay/ Student Fees – Donna Cerny (815) 754-2340
Food Service Payments – Paola Boeder (815) 754-2162 or Donna Cerny (815) 754-2340
Food Service Program – Carol Warren (815) 754-2110
Transportation – Brenda Jergens (815) 754-2199
Facilities Operations Supervisor – Tammy Carson (815) 754-2951
Facilities Operations Administrative Assistant - Shannon Whitaker (815)754-2172
District Committees Related to Finance and Facilities
District 428 relies upon the collaborative work of several committees to assist in the decision-making process of the Board of Education and district administrators. The committee members are all volunteer appointees.
Citizens Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC) - This group of community citizens volunteer to meet monthly to assess and evaluate district financials and current conditions as they affect financial decision-making. Meetings are the second Thursday of the month (4:00 p.m.) at the Education Service Center, 901 S. 4th St., DeKalb.
Facilities Planning Committee (FPC) - Meeting at least monthly (or more often, when necessary), the Facilities Planning Committee helps evaluate the facilities needs of the district. This group prepared the Ten Year Master Facility Plan (2007-2017) that was approved by the Board of Education in the spring of 2007. Meetings are held when needed at various locations.