Assistant Superintendent's Welcome
Welcome to the Finance Department of Rockford Public Schools. As noted in the Vision Statement of the Board of Education, we believe we have the responsibility to be trustworthy stewards of the financial resources provided to us. We will optimize those resources to enhance educational opportunities for students and the quality of life for our community.
Rockford Public Schools' budgeting process, coupled with site-based management, strives to effectively allocate resources and obtain the maximum benefit for each dollar spent. This process requires that each building and/or department assists in developing their budget, with the expectation that all expenditures must focus on the educational goals of the district and be consistent with their school improvement plans. This approach to financial management, coupled with strong community support, has enabled Rockford Public Schools to continue to offer educational opportunities that are considered among the best in the state.
The Finance Department serves the district and public in all matters relating to the district's finances. Staff provide numerous services related to fiscal and financial management, accounting, and budgeting-related activities.
Functions include budget preparation and administration, financial accounting, state and federal mandated reporting, payroll and fringe benefit administration, property accounting, purchasing, inventory control, grant management and reporting, cash management, insurance programs, cash investments, management of debt service and construction funds, internal and certified audit, and quality improvement.
Within the Finance Department, the Business Office is comprised of two important departments: Payroll and Accounting. While each performs different functions, they provide invaluable services to the community and our employees.
I appreciate the opportunity to be an integral part of the financial management of Rockford Public Schools. I hope you find our website useful and informational. Should you have any questions related to school finance and budgeting, I encourage you to contact me at 616.863.6555, or via my email address.
Mike Cuneo, Assistant Superintendent of Finance