District Business Services
The District Business Support Department has 26 employees within two departments; Finance and Compliance Technical Support (FaCTS), and Payroll and Retirement Compliance (PaRC) which provide a large variety of advisory and technical support services to the districts in the county. Services include accounting/budgeting assistance, fiscal solvency oversight, ADA/enrollment projections and monitoring, property tax & LCFF assistance, apportionments, Standardized Account Code Structure (SACS), monthly payroll processing, bi-weekly commercial vendor payment processing, and audits/compliance matters. Also, this department provides direct support services for six Direct Service districts – this involves assisting them in their various business office activities including data entry for payroll and vendor payments, budget development, budget monitoring, and preparation of the required state SACS reports.
The Finance and Compliance Technical Support team provide three different categories of financial services to school districts in Stanislaus County.
The “Finance” team provides assistance with the state's standardized account code structure software and conducts training workshops on various fiscal topics. In addition, staff processes commercial warrants, reconciles cash with the county auditor's office and calculates revenue and processes expenditure transactions for Special Education on behalf of the school districts,
The “Compliance” team assists the school districts in satisfying the State of California financial accountability requirements under AB1200 and subsequent legislation. Staff analyzes and reviews the school districts’ budget and interim financial reports and reviews the multi-year projection to determine fiscal solvency. In addition, staff certifies and submits tax and attendance data to the State.
The FaCTS team also provides direct fiscal support to six of the smallest school districts in the county, assisting in budget development, daily tasks and preparation of financial reports.