The Business Office is responsible for the financial operation of the district and the general business and support functions. Our staff members manage all aspects of the District’s finances and operations, including Fiscal Planning, Budgeting, Accounting, Accounts Payable, Insurance, Payroll, Purchasing, Food Service, and Transportation.
Financial Responsibility & Efficiency
Arlington Heights School District 25's Department of Business believes in transparency and has respect for the constituents' tax dollars. Our Assistant Superintendent for Business/CSBO, Stacey Mallek, takes her job and responsibility she has with the funds of our community personally.
"I was born and raised here and I feel that I have the same values as our community. I feel like District 25 is my home."
Stacey Mallek, Assistant Superintendent for Business/CSBO
The District’s financial goals and objectives are to provide an optimum educational program for all of the children of the school district in line with the district’s educational philosophy, consistent with efforts to achieve a balanced budget, and the taxpayers ability to support such a program.
The District is consistently recognized each year with the Association of School Business Officials International’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award for excellence in the preparation and issuance of our Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. This important accomplishment represents a maximum level of school system financial reporting.
The intention of the Business Office is to provide the Board of Education, the District’s management, and interested citizens with most meaningful financial planning and support services, and to maintain fiscal and operational health. The employees, parents and Board of Education have high expectations for our educational programs, facilities, and quality of our district, and our careful planning and commitment reflect those expectations.
Arlington Heights School District 25 is committed to establishing, maintaining, and improving educational programs within the funds provided by taxes and other sources. The District is committed to continuous improvement of all components of the educational organization and to long-term financial health through comprehensive multi-year planning. This multifaceted approach includes increasing revenues and controlling expenditures.
- Supporting legislation that increases the state's funding of education
- Seeking grants from the state and federal governments, and from private sources
- Developing partnerships with and donations from companies, service organizations, and foundations
- Maintaining and increasing student and user fees as necessary
- Seeking waivers from the state when deemed appropriate
- Determining timeline and planning for a future funding referendum
- Operating efficiently and effectively in all areas
- Controlling costs in non-educational areas to provide resources for use in instructional programs
- Managing direct educational expenditures
- Generating savings from utility deregulation
- Continuing a preventative maintenance program
- Purchasing goods and services on a competitive basis
- Utilizing volunteers
- Refinancing debt taking advantage of interest rate savings
- Providing self-supporting programs
- Seeking shared service/purchasing opportunities with other agencies
The Board goal is to not drop below a total 60% fund balance.