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

  • Fiscal Department
  • Child Nutrition
  • Maintenance, Operation and Transportation
  • Construction and Modernization

Mary Orleans

Administrative Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services

(805) 485-3111 ext. 2130

  • Provide Administrative Support for CBO
  • Oversee Bond Fund(s) payments
  • Data reports and Responses to Public Records Requests
  • Agenda Items for Board Presentations
  • Developer Fee Applications 
  • District Notary
  • Citizen’s Oversight Committee 
  • Contracts
  • CUPCCAA Applications
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

Heather Pena

Purchasing Assistant

(805) 485-3111

  • Procurement Services
  • Property losses, damages, claims
  • Service Contracts
  • Personal Accident Reports

Estela Garcia Astorga

Account Clerk III, Payroll

(805) 485-3111

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

Leslie Vreeland

Account Clerk II, Payroll

(805) 485-3111 ext. 2109

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

Susie Eskridge

Account Clerk II, Accounts Payable

(805) 485-3111 ext. 2107

  • Receiving, processing and verifying invoices
  • Process payments
  • Travel and mileage reimbursements
  • Employee reimbursements

Lynette Kuchta

Senior Account Specialist

(805) 485-3111

  • Employee & Retiree benefits
  • Manage worker compensation claims for the district
  • Attendance reporting for the district
  • Fuel tac reporting, state reports
  • Water District reporting
  • Manage position control

Naomi Amparan-Henschel

Account Clerk I/ASB

(805) 485-3111

  • Bookkeeper/Account Clerk for ASB
  • Handle collection of funds, and balancing, and depositing ASB Club Funds.
  • Assist Student Clubs follow proper procedures and policies outline in ASB Accounting Manual
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