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Business Services

The Business Services Department supports the education of all students by effectively managing financial resources for the district in compliance with internal and external accountability requirements. Specific functions include:

 

Accounts Payable

The accounts payable staff is responsible for payments for goods and services purchased by the district.

Mailing address for invoices and statements is the same as the main district mailing address. Please indicate Accounts Payable on the envelope. Invoices may also be emailed to accountspayable@orono.k12.mn.us.

Orono Public Schools
Attn: Accounts Payable
685 Old Crystal Bay Road North
Long Lake, Minnesota 55356

 

Budgeting

Annually in June, the School Board adopts a preliminary budget for the following fiscal year, followed by a final budget in late winter to spring.

 

Purchasing

Purchasing staff are responsible for purchasing goods or services for the district and its schools. Their objective is to obtain the best possible value at the lowest price. State law requires large dollar amount purchases to be made through an open bidding process.

 

Annual Audit

In accordance with state law, an independent audit is performed on district finances every year. The auditing firm MMKR & Co., P.A. conducts the audit.

 

Student Accounting

The State of Minnesota requires the district to report student enrollment in great detail. This includes the number of hours each student is enrolled, as well as information about ethnicity, home language spoken, disabilities and more. Much of this information is required to calculate the amount of state aid the district is entitled to under various state programs.

 

Additional Information

For additional information about the department, please contact John Morstad, director of business services, at 952-449-8306 or at jmorstad@orono.k12.mn.us

 
Jackie Brown

Child Nutrition Supervisor

jackiebrown@orono.k12.mn.us

952-449-8313

Amy Groschen

Accounting Specialist

agroschen@orono.k12.mn.us

952-449-8312

 

Lynette Ische

No-ImagePayroll/Benefits Manager

lIsche@orono.k12.mn.us

952-449-8310

Justin McCoy

McCoyCoordinator of Facilities & Safety

jmccoy@orono.k12.mn.us

952-449-8345

John Morstad

Director, Business Services

jmorstad@orono.k12.mn.us

952-449-8306

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Lauren Spoke

Child Nutrition Specialist

lspoke@orono.k12.mn.us

952-449-8386

Lauren Syrup

Controller

lsyrup@orono.k12.mn.us

952-449-8311

Marcia Zajac

No-ImageAdmin Assistant, Business Services

mzajac@orono.k12.mn.us

952-449-8308

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