Business Office

  • Welcome to the Iowa City Community School District Business Resources department.  The Business Resource department is responsible for the following: 

    • development and submission of the district’s certified budget to the Iowa Department of Management
    • completion of the district’s Certified Annual Report and Special Education Supplement with the Iowa Department of Education
    • completion of the district’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
    • financial reporting to the Board of Directors as part of the management information system
    • development of the district’s operational budget
    • financial monitoring of district’s programs and award budgets
    • purchasing
    • accounts payable
    • accounts receivable 
    • in addition, the department works closely with the Human Resources department for payroll and benefits.

    The Business Resources department is committed to providing current financial information to the district administrators to enable them to make the appropriate decisions to benefit student learning and school operation. For specific information, please feel free to contact one of the members of our department.

Contact Information

  • General Financial and Budget Information
    Leslie Finger

    The Chief Financial Officer provides the accounting expertise to the department. He is responsible for the development and reporting of budgetary and fiscal information to the Board of Directors and various state and federal agencies.

    Coordinator of Business Services
    Janet Grafft

    The Coordinator of Business Services is responsible for recording payments received, creating checks for payment to vendors, recording journal entries and assists staff on state and grant funding budget reports. She also monitors the leases with cellular tower companies. Point of contact for student fees Online Payments.

    Accounts Payable
    Peggy Grimm

    Accounts Payable personnel are responsible for making payments owed by the district to suppliers and other creditors. Once items are received and invoices are submitted, the accounts payable personnel submit a claims list to the Board of Directors. At their semi-monthly board meeting, the Board of Directors approves the payments, and then the accounts payable personnel mail out the payment checks.

    Lisa Goodwin

    Purchasing personnel develop purchase orders from requisitions and send them out to vendors to acquire goods or services to accomplish the goals of the district, handle online and credit card purchases, work directly with receiving and payroll, and coordinate purchases with vendors, receiving, and district employees.

    Department Assistant and Accounts Receivable
    Kiane Lippold         

    Accounts Receivable personnel receive cash and checks for goods and services provided by the district. Money owed by customers (individuals or corporations) to the district in exchange for goods or services that have been delivered or used, but not yet paid for.