Gainesville City Schools



Chief Financial Officer:
Janet L. Allison, CPA

Departmental responsibilities:
Accurately recording, managing and reporting the financial position and business activities of the Gainesville City School District; ensuring that transactions and financial reports adhere to system policies and procedures, generally accepted accounting principles, and rules established by the authoritative governing bodies;  preparing the School District’s annual operating budget; and providing financial assistance and expertise to other departments within the school district.

Members of department:

  • Katrina Green - Financial Review & Analysis Coordinator/Worker's Comp Coordinator
  • Faye Grigg - Accounts Payable Coordinator
  • Kathy Pethel - Senior Accountant
  • Felicitas Vasquez - Payroll Specialist

Contact our department when you need information or assistance with:

  • Financial or budget reports
  • Munis or QuickBooks accounting software
  • Payroll related questions (lost checks, direct deposits, name changes, withholdings changes, etc.)
  • Tax related forms such as W-2, W-4, W-9, 1099, etc.
  • Travel related forms
  • Purchase orders, requisitions, invoices, receiving reports
  • School activity accounting
  • Grant financial reporting
  • Tuition or day care financial requirements
  • Fixed assets and inventory


  • Telephone 770-536-5275
  • Fax 770-287-9273


The Gainesville City School District uses a multi-fund accounting system designed specifically for governmental entities to ensure the District’s financial reports are fully compliant with generally accepted accounting principles.  This accounting system is accessible by other departments and programs which allows them to monitor their revenues and expenditures against their budgets.
The Department ensures that all revenues received by the District, including ad valorem and other taxes through the City, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Taxes (SPLOST) through the State of Georgia, Quality Basic Education allotments and other grants from the Georgia Department of Education, are recorded correctly.  The Department bills and invoices grant agencies with which the District has grant agreements and provides for the invoicing and collection of tuition and daycare charges. 
Financial Services is responsible for paying all the bills for the District and ensuring that purchase orders are properly originated, that goods and services requested are received by the District and documented in the accounting records, and that invoices for such goods and services are properly transmitted to the District prior to funds being paid to the vendors.  Additionally Financial Services ensures that expenditures are charged against the proper accounts and that sufficient funds were available in the budget prior to the obligation of funds.
The Department processes the District’s monthly payrolls ensuring that all employees are paid their salaries or wages correctly and on time, that deductions and withholdings are properly documented and are timely paid to the correct vendors, and that those salaries and wages are charged to the correct funds, functions, objects and programs in the District’s accounting records.
The Department oversees the accounting and reporting of the principal’s activity accounts maintained at the local schools.  This includes assisting the schools with the accounting for these funds, and the reporting of the activity of these funds in the financial reports of the School District.

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Please see each location's webpage for more information.

Locations Telephone Fax
School Board Office 770.536.5275 770.287.2019
508 Oak Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Centennial Arts Academy 770.287.2044 770.287.2047
852 Century Place, Gainesville, GA 30501
Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy 770.532.7711 770.287.2011
1340 Enota Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501
Fair Street IB School 770.536.5295 770.287.2016
695 Fair Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville Exploration Academy 770.287.1223 770.535.3798
1145 McEver Road Extension, Gainesville, GA 30504
New Holland Core Knowledge Academy 770.287.1095 770.718.9935
170 Barn Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville Middle School 770.534.4237 770.287.2022
1581 Community Way, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville High School 770.536.4441 770.287.2031
830 Century Place, Gainesville, GA 30501
Wood's Mill Academy 770.287.2021
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
The International Center 770.536.0081 770.536.6771
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Wood's Mill Learning Academy 770.287.8751 770.287.8639
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Daycare 770.287.2024 770.287.2025
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Maintenance & Bus Shop 770.536.8312 770.287.2008
816 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501