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The Business Office and its responsibilities
The Business Office of the Schoharie Central School
District is responsible for the proper management and accounting of more
than $23 million of funding from local, state and federal sources.
The Business Office oversees the finances of not
only the General Fund, but also the Special Aid Fund for grants, the
School Lunch Fund for food services, and the Capital Fund for school
building and property improvements.
The day-to-day operations of the Business Office
- Payroll for the employees of the
- Purchasing and accounts payable for
supplies, materials, contractual services, utilities
- Employee benefits administration
- BOCES services coordination
- Collection of property taxes
- Accounting for extracurricular
- Budget development and management
- Financial record-keeping and audit
- Records management
- Property and liability insurance
- Capital assets acquisition and
The Business Office provides vital services to the
administrative, instructional and support personnel of the school
Robert W. Bonaker, Assistant Superintendent for
Julie Langan, District Treasurer
Sue Schuppel, Sr. Account Clerk
Barbara Smith, Business Office Secretary
Schoharie saves more than $256,000 in energy costs,
benefiting school, community and the environment
At Schoharie Central School, every day is an opportunity to save energy
dollars and the environment, and the district has achieved more than
$256,000 in savings over the past five years through its innovative
energy conservation program.
The savings represent 14.7 percent of what energy costs would have been
without the program. In environmental terms, the energy saved by
reducing carbon dioxide emissions equates to 146 fewer autos traveling
the nation's highways for one year.
Cliff Haslun serves as Schoharie Central's energy manager, and the
district works in partnership with Energy Education, Inc. to conserve
energy and cut costs.
"By implementing best practices for energy use throughout our buildings,
we create savings, improve the learning environment and retain dollars
for education — it’s the right thing to do," said Schoharie
Superintendent Brian Sherman.
Schoharie Central School District finances receive
another clean audit
The independent public accounting firm of Marvin &
Company CPAs recently completed an audit of Schoharie Central School
District's finances for the school year ending on June 30, 2012. The
audit report stated that the district had received an unqualified
opinion, which is commonly referred to as a "clean audit."
It is the goal each year of the Business Office
staff to achieve this excellent audit result, and it speaks highly of
the successful efforts of staff.
According to Marvin & Company in the audit report,
an unqualified opinion (clean audit) means that the combined financial
statements "present fairly, in all material respects, the financial
operations for the year then ended, in conformity with generally
accepted accounting principles."
During a presentation of the report to the Schoharie
Board of Education, Superintendent Brian D. Sherman recognized the
Business Office staff for their accomplishments.
A copy of the audit report is available for review
in the Business Office or the office of the Clerk of the Board of
Education from 8 a.m. to 4:40 p.m., Monday through Friday.