Posted August 4, 2021
Julie Betschart has taken the position of Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) Deputy Superintendent in the Business Services Division following the retirement of former Deputy Superintendent Don Gatti. This change was effective July 1, 2021. Betschart has a 28-year history in education beginning at Oakdale Joint Unified in 1993 and spanning to present-day. She worked with Modesto City Schools for 11 years before moving to SCOE in 2017, where she most recently served as Business Services Senior Director. In this capacity, she worked with 24 districts to ensure fiscal solvency and legal compliance, while performing the duties of Chief Business Officer for six direct districts.
“We’re honored to have Julie take on this position at SCOE,” said Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools Scott Kuykendall. “Julie has served in a variety of important roles during her career. She was Associate Superintendent of Business for Modesto City Schools and was the Chief Business Officer at Stanislaus Union. Through her career, she has navigated a unification process (Oakdale/Waterford/Riverbank splitting and each becoming independent/while Oakdale became a joint unified), built an elementary school (Agnes Baptist with Stanislaus Union) and built two high schools (Enochs and Gregori with Modesto City Schools). I am confident that our Business Services Division will continue to thrive and excel under her leadership.”
SCOE’s Business Services Division provides a wide variety of support both to internal and external clients. This support takes the form of providing services for payroll, accounting, auditing, budgeting, facilities, purchasing, retirement and tax reporting, security, as well as oversight responsibilities to name just a few. The Business Services Division maintains rigorous processes and procedures to ensure that taxpayer dollars are handled with care. Business Services staff also works collaboratively with school districts to ensure that every district maintains financial solvency.