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    Finance Services Division

    The Finance Services Division provides various functional services to the Seattle Public Schools and it's stakeholders.  These functional areas include: Accounting, Audit Response, Budget, Grants and Payroll.  

    Vision: A solid foundation to build and support excellence.

    Mission: As stewards of district resources and the public trust, the Finance Division provides stakeholders with essential information and collaboratively supports building Seattle Public Schools into a flagship school district

    Integrity, customer oriented, effectiveness, teamwork and creativity


    Our goals align with the District's four pillars:

    1) Great principals highly skilled as instructional leaders;

    2) Great teachers highly skilled in meeting the needs of all students;

    3) Families and community partners connected to our schools; and 

    4) Central office staff serving and supporting schools and families. 

    Our primary goals include:

    • Provide timely, professional, respectful and proactive services and solutions for our customers  
    • Foster an environment which develops, motivates, and values a highly skilled and talented staff working collaboratively 
    • Committed to continuously improving business processes that are consistent, efficient, effective and easily understood  
    • Comply with all applicable rules, regulations, requirements, policies and procedures 

    Current Initiatives

    Some of our larger initiatives, which are directly related to our primary goals, include:

    • Manage  the District's budget development process in a fiscally challenged environment;
    • Review and update fiscal policies and procedures, and help ensure compliance with state and federal laws, Board policies, and Superintendent procedures;
    • Improve our financial reporting function.

    Contact Us

    JoLynn Berge
    Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance

    Mailing Address
    Finance Department
    Mail Stop 33-343
    Seattle Public Schools
    PO Box 34165
    Seattle, WA 98124-1165

    John Stanford Center for Education Excellence

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