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Financial Services

Welcome to Financial Services

The Financial Services Department is tasked with accurately recording, managing and reporting the financial position and business activities of the school district. We are committed to ensuring that all transactions and financial reports adhere to system policies and procedures, generally accepted accounting principles, and rules established by the authoritative governing bodies, and providing support for the education process of all students.

Our areas of responsibility include the sound fiscal management and accurate reporting in the areas of budgeting, general accounting, financial reporting, education splost project accounting, grants accounting, cash and investments, capital asset management, accounts payable, requisitions and purchase orders, employee travel reimbursements, employee payroll, accounts receivable, tuition, oversight of school based accounting, as well as facilitating external and internal audits.

Financial Services Team Members

Kathy Pethel

Kathy Pethel

Chief Finance Officer
Katrina Green

Katrina Green

Accounting Manager
Michelle Jackson-Thacher

Michelle Jackson-Thacher

Accountant
Pamela Passmore

Pamela Passmore

Accounts Payable Specialist
Diana Uscanga

Diana Uscanga

Bookkeeper
Felicitas Vasquez

Felicitas Vasquez

Payroll/WC Coordinator

FY22 Budget, Mileage Rate, and ARP Plan

The Gainesville City School District operates on a fiscal year basis of July 1st through June 30th as prescribed by the State of Georgia, corresponding with the school year.

Prior to the adoption of the budget by the Board of Education, the school system holds numerous public hearings for community input. The public meeting dates and times are advertised in the local newspaper and on the district's website. The final annual budget for all funds and the millage rate for the upcoming fiscal year will normally be adopted by June 30th of each year.

Gainesville City Schools strives to ensure transparency and accuracy of financial information to the students, parents and citizens of the community we serve.

American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act ESSER III