The purpose of Business Office is to ensure that the money invested in the Petal School District is being spent wisely and within the legal guidelines of the state. We strive to maximize our resources and protect our assets by utilizing sound business practices.
The budget is maintained by William Wheat the Chief Financial Officer. It is his duty to work closely with the Superintendent, School Board, and the schools to see that all financial needs are met. It is through the efforts of the business department that ensure we operate within state guidelines.
Kristi Fimiano, is the assistant Business Manager. She assists in the day to day operations of the business office. Her duties include budget reports, budget amendments, and bank reconciliations. She also offers support to the other operations of the business office.
Our payroll department is managed by Marsha Yawn. She not only issues our monthly payroll, but also ensures that each employee has the opportunity to participate in the many benefits offered. This includes PERS, our state retirement fund. PERS can be accessed online at http://www.pers.state.ms.us Employees can make changes to their accounts and find pertinent information regarding retirement. Other forms such as tax withholding forms can be found within this website. Marsha is also responsible for administering the school district’s health care program.
Purchasing is another important role of our department. This aspect of the business office is handled by Pat Rogers. All requisitions have to be approved by our CFO before a purchase order can be issued. Our Superintendent has the final authorization of the purchase order.
Pat also manages Property Control for the school district. She is responsible for tagging and entering all fixed assets into our database. This allows us to have continuous knowledge of the location and value of each asset. A fixed asset inventory is completed twice a year.
Holly Wilson is responsible for the operations of our accounts payable department. She strives to see that all invoices are paid in a timely manner. She carefully compares the accuracy of the invoices we receive to the purchase order and receiving reports. Reports are sent monthly to each school’s bookkeeper listing any outstanding purchase orders and receiving reports.
The Business Office’s goal is to ensure that Petal School District’s reputation within the business community continues to be held in highest regard.