The Business Services Department is responsible for all financial and business activities required to efficiently and effectively operate The Weston Public Schools. This includes budgeting, forecasting financial accounting, payroll, purchasing, accounts payable, billing, and employee benefits along with many state and federal compliance requirements.
The Payroll Department processes transactions for over 500 active employees, including certified and non-certified staff, substitutes, tutors, coaches and system-wide employees. Payments are also made for payroll-associated costs such as state teachers’ retirement, municipal employees’ retirement, union dues, tax shelter annuities, and over twenty other deductions.
The district uses MUNIS financial software to process payroll, purchase orders, pay vendors, and record budget transactions. The district has internal control procedures that include an electronic approval process for payments to over 2,500 vendors and/or contractors. The Business Services Department will process, record and track approximately 45.6 million dollars in transactions this year. Our budget supports approximately 2,465 students.
The district proactively seeks ways to deliver services in the most cost-effective way. Several of our unions recently agreed to convert all of their members to a higher deductible health insurance plan, which is expected to generate significant savings. Our comprehensive Energy Cost Containment Program has saved the district $1,564,538.00 from November 2009 through June 2012. Over the past five years, we have saved more than $1.2 million through restructuring of various operations, such as transportation, facilities, and document management. Finally, investments in technology have not only improved the learning opportunities for students, they have also enabled the district to optimize resources, and achieve efficiencies.
The Business Services Department is always open to suggestions from our business partners and the community at large. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 203-291-1407.
Director of Finance and Operations