Business Department

Business Department

The Business Department oversees day-to-day activities including processing payables, receivables and student activity transactions. The staff monitors activity to ensure funds spent are within guidelines established by the School Board and the approved budget. The Business Department is also responsible for ensuring that all expenditures are in compliance with Minnesota statutes.

The Business Department is responsible for meeting deadlines associated with submission of financial data to the Minnesota Department of Education. In addition, the Business Department oversees the district budget process, assists the district’s independent auditors during the annual audit and works with Rice County and the Minnesota Department of Education to ensure the levy process is completed. 

Scott Gerdes
Director of Finance & Operations
507-333-6059 | Email

Chris Nelson
Controller
507-333-6021 | Email


 

Public Resources

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Faribault Public Schools is dedicated to transparent communication of financial results. The Financial Dashboard contains our most recent monthly and year-to-date financial information for the General Fund. You will be redirected to our external financial dashboard website.

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Faribault Public Schools is dedicated to transparent communication of financial and operational results. Please review the following Report Card for more information about our financial and operational health. You will be redirected to the MDE website.


 

BUSINESS SERVICES

The Faribault School District Business Department staff consists of dedicated professionals whose goal is to contribute to the successful education of all students through sound fiscal practices. The staff pride themselves on quality service to students and families, as well as District staff, and the school board in all District business and finance issues.


 


 

Budget Reports

Faribault Public Schools is dedicated to transparent communication of financial and operational results.  Please review the following Budget Reports for more information about our financial and operational health.

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Audit Reports

Faribault Public Schools is dedicated to transparent communication of financial and operational results. Please review the following Annual Audit Reports for more information about our financial and operational health.

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