Business Services Oversight

The Business Services Department provides sound fiscal management of the District funds so that all possible resources are available to promote the educational goals of Rio School District. The department develops, monitors, and reports the financial direction and transactions of the District. Department responsibilities include:

  • Accurate accounting records of all revenues and expenditures
  • Budgetary controls and oversight
  • Financial reporting to local, state and federal entities
  • Timely and accurate payment of all employees and vendors
  • Supply up-to-date information on Employee Health and Welfare Benefits
  • Provide assistance to school sites and program managers in the areas of budget and accounting

Business Department Staff

Wael Saleh

Assistant Superintendent of Business Services

(805) 485-3111 ext. 2130

  • District Budget Administration
  • Business Office
  • Facilities, Maintenance, Operations & Grounds
  • Employee Benefits
  • Risk Management
  • Accounts Receivables/Payables
  • Purchasing and Warehouse
  • Food Service
  • Transportation

Mary Orleans

Administrative Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services

(805) 485-3111 ext. 2130

  • Provides Secretarial and Clerical Support for the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services
  • Organizes Office Activities
  • Checks Reports, Data, and Records for Accuracy
  • Prepares Agenda Items for Board Presentations
  • Maintains Calendar for Assistant Superintendent of Business Services

Celeste Purdue

Director of Fiscal Services

(805) 485-3111 ext. 2105

    • Principal Accountant
    • Budgets, Cash Flows, and Reports
    • Regulations and Audit support
    • Facilities Reporting
    • Budget Allocations.
    • Site and department assistance with monthly budget reports
    • Supervisor of Accounting, Payroll, Employee Benefits, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Risk Management

Diane Medina

Purchasing Assistant

(805) 485-3111 ext. 2109

  • Procurement Services
  • Property losses, damages, claims
  • Service Contracts
  • Field Trip Requests
  • Print Shop Technician

Sarah Vazquez

, Account Clerk III

(805) 485-3111 ext. 2108

  • Certificated Payroll
  • Classified Payroll
  • Sub Processing
  • Leave Accounting
  • Deposits

Elva Yurof

Account Clerk III

(805) 485-3111 ext. 2106

  • Accounts Payable
  • ASB Accounting

Lynette Kuchta

Senior Account Specialist

(805) 485-3111

Naomi Amparan

Account Clerk I/ASB

(805) 485-3111

Heather Pena

Account Clerk I/ASB

(805) 485-3111

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