What we do
Fiscal services oversees the financial operations of the district, working to maximize the resources available to support student learning. Our department includes accounting, budget, finance, risk management, payroll and purchasing.
The accounting staff also administers risk management processes. Vancouver Public Schools belongs to a member-owned and -directed property and liability insurance pooling program for Washington school districts.
Jennifer Jacobson, accounting manager
Kathleen Perry, senior accountant
Danette Auld, general fund (A-L)
Lezlie Milholland, general fund (M-Z) and capital projects
Thora Cahill, food services invoices and travel
Lynn Sandor, Associated Student Body
Debby Prentice, risk management/contracts
Lily Peterson, cash receipts
Colleen Wyche, general accounting
Budget and grant compliance staff members assist in the preparation of the district’s general fund budget and provide ongoing analysis throughout the year. Staff members oversee grants from initial approval to close from all sources such as Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction iGrants, outside grantors and contracts. Additionally, staff members facilitate the prudent expenditure of district funds through ongoing reporting and claims to OSPI.
Carol Gray, budget/grants manager
Amy Karcher, budget analyst
Kris Kaufman, budget analyst and enrollment
Jennifer Andrieu, payroll manager
Jennifer Hendrickson, senior payroll specialist
Janet Hogan, senior payroll specialist
Karen Michaud, senior payroll specialist
Leisa Beck, payroll specialist
Karen Schnelle, payroll specialist
Cher Starkel, payroll specialist
Teri Musa-Jones, HR/payroll specialist
The purchasing department oversees the acquisition of goods and services as required to support district operations. The areas of responsibility include purchase orders, bid and quote management, inventory and contracted services.
David Hurt, purchasing manager
Sandi Marsh, secretary
Jeanette Hatley, fiscal clerk
Michelle Ormiston, fiscal clerk