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Finance Department

The Business and Finance Department reports to the Superintendent.
 

Responsibilities / Level of Activity

The Finance Department is an integral part of the administrative team that includes the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Directors, and Instructional Supervisors. Although the department does not make decisions on curriculum issues, we work hand in hand with the educational leaders to insure that they have the necessary resources - materials, textbooks, technology, equipment, facilities, and transportation - to provide a quality educational program for every student in the school division. If we are performing our duties, then teachers and principals can focus on student learning. We administer and manage the business side of operating a school district. - including such functions as accounting, accounts payable, payroll and benefits, budgeting, procurement, assisting with facility planning, and providing nutritious meal offerings through our school nutrition program.

The Finance Department will process more than $60 million in financially related activities for fiscal year 2012-2013. These activities include the preparation and/or administration of budgets for School Board Operations and the School Nutrition Program. Departmental functions include processing accounts payable, accounts receivable, grant reimbursements, payrolls, procurement functions, the administering of employee leave and benefit programs, the development and administration of the division’s budgets and assist in facility planning.
 

Contact Us
 

D. D. Dawson, Director of Finance; ddawson@harrisonburg.k12.va.us

Purchasing and Accounts Payable
Tammy Spitzer, Purchasing Specialist; tspitzer@harrisonburg.k12.va.us
Kathy Burke, AP Clerk; kburke@harrisonburg.k12.va.us

Payroll and Benefits
Rachel Crittenden, Payroll Supervisor; rcrittenden@harrisonburg.k12.va.us
Karen Lam, Benefits Coordinator; klam@harrisonburg.k12.va.us

Contracts
Lisa Lantz, School Board Clerk; llantz@harrisonburg.k12.va.us