Finance

  • The finance department of City Schools of Decatur strives to improve the fiscal responsibility of the school district, support the operation so that all schools function as one system, and strengthen the relationship with the community. The finance department has a supporting role in the core business of providing the highest quality of instruction.

    The finance department at City Schools of Decatur manages three major funds of the district – the general fund, capital projects, and special funds (state and federal grants, as well as student activity accounts).  The finance department is responsible for the annual budget, accounting, auditing, financial reporting to state and federal agencies, cash management including any debt, payroll, benefits, purchasing, and accounts payables.  Many of these functions are interdependent with schools and departments, so teamwork among principals and administrators is paramount.

    BUDGET
    Click here for the tentative Fiscal Year 2022 budget.
    Click here for the May 11, 2021, Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Hearing presentation.
    Click here for the May 11, 2021, Fiscal Year 2022 Budget and Tentative Millage Rate presentation. 
    Click here for the April 20, 2021, Fiscal Year 2022 Tentative Budget presentation.
    Click here for the 5-year digest history.


    BUDGET FEEDBACK
    Click this link to provide feedback on the FY 22 budget.

    FINANCIAL INFORMATION
    HB 139, passed during the 2018 Legislative Session, requires each school system to post a link to the financial information site provided by the Georgia Department of Education. Click here to access the School System Financial Information resource.

    AUDIT
    The district’s fiscal year is July 1st through June 30th.  The audited financial statements are usually presented to the board mid-year.

    2020 Audit
    2019 Audit

    2018 Audit

    2017 Audit

    2016 Audit

    PAYROLL

    The finance department works closely with the human resources department with each payroll as it relates to salary, benefits, and leave. City Schools of Decatur’s payroll specialist processes payroll for all employees twice per month. Regular full-time and part-time employee pay is annualized and paid equally over 24 paychecks, so consistent pay is distributed during breaks such as winter break, spring break, and summer break.  Employee benefits and deductions are also divided into 24 paychecks.

    PURCHASING & ACCOUNTS PAYABLES
    Purchasing is a decentralized process at City Schools of Decatur.  Principals and administrators are responsible for making purchases that are within budget and aligned with the school improvement plan and/or the goals of the district.  The accounts payable specialist assists all schools and departments with the purchasing and payable process.  A purchase order is required for all purchases regardless of the dollar amount.  The finance director reviews purchase requisitions for accuracy in the use of state chart of account codes.  All purchase orders in excess of $5,000 require quotes or bids and are reviewed by the superintendent. All invoices are sent to accounts payable to be matched with the appropriate purchase order.  Upon approval from the principal or administrator, accounts payable prepares a check to pay the invoice and is mailed to the vendor.

    All Financial presentations to the Board of Education are housed in eBoard.

Contact Us

  • Chief Financial Officer
    Lonita S. Broome
    lbroome@csdecatur.net
    404-371-3601
    FAX:  404-378-6586

    Coordinator of Financial Operations

    Monique Parker-Bailey

    mparker-bailey@csdecatur.net

    404-371-3601 x 1022

     

    Accounts Payable Specialist

    Melanie Jeanfils

    mjeanfils@csdecatur.net

    404-371-3601 x 1057

     

    Payroll Specialist

    Cathy Karmakar

    ckarmakar@csdecatur.net

    404-371-3601 x 1061

     

    Procurement Specialist

    Cathy Garrett

    cgarrett@csdecatur.net

    404-371-3601 x 1021

     

    Accounting & Reconciliation Specialist

    VACANT

    vacant@csdecatur.net

    404-371-3601 x 0000