Financial Update

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Chico Unified School District enjoys a strong financial outlook.  The District has recorded the following changes in unrestricted fund balance [profit/(loss)] for the last five years:  2017-18: +$960,732, 2016-17: +$162,046, 2015-16: +$9,973,810, 2014-15: +$1,759,038, and 2013-14: (-$4,468,500). 

This overall positive change in unrestricted reserves occurred while the district eliminated deficit spending, reinstated educational program offerings, and increased employee compensation. 

The Board's priority of increased teacher and support staff compensation was achieved through negotiated settlements with all employee labor groups.  The District is able to plan for this spending as a result of our strong financial reserves. 

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Our mission is to enhance and support the learning environment via planning, commitment, responsiveness and awareness.
The Business Division is made up of several departments.  We encompass the support areas of Nutrition Services, Technology, Facilities Maintenance and Operations, Risk Management and Safety, Student Transportation, Facilities Planning and Construction, Accounting, Payroll, Attendance, Purchasing, Warehousing and District-wide Budgeting.
The Chico Unified School District is made up of 12,959 students housed in twenty-two school sites covering 1.2 million sq. ft., which are supported by over 1,800 permanent, part-time and substitute employees.   In this mission, the District annually spends approximately $105.5 million general fund dollars made up of $70.1 million unrestricted, $6.7 million Federal, $18.7 million State and $1.1 million local.  Of the unrestricted and local dollars, $24.7 million comes from Local Property taxes.
As a District, we are very focused on individual student academic success.  The employees of the Business Division are proud of the role we play in accomplishing this critical mission.  Please look through the various departmental links on this web page. Through the depth of their content, we hope you will be able to get a feel for the excitement and dedication the Business Services Division employees have toward improving the learning experience of each individual student.
Business Services Staff

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  • Assistant Superintendent, Kevin Bultema
  • Administrative Assistant, Rocio French
  • Purchasing, Melinda Edgecomb
  • Warehouse, Shipping & Receiving, Errin Norlie

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