Business Services

  • Business Services is made up of the following departments

    Our mission is to serve as stewards of the Marion County Public Schools' resources; to provide outstanding financial services; and to provide guidance, advice and recommendations for best practices, cost-savings and/or re-engineering opportunities for all MCPS departments and schools in accordance with MCPS Board policies, Florida Statutes, and Federal regulations. 

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Implement and maintain Business Services, including Budgeting services, Food services, Purchasing services and Warehouse operations.
    • Prepare and administer the annual School District budget.
    • Oversee Purchasing, including RFPs and/or bids as necessary for the District.
    • Prepare financial reports and statements to schools, the District, the State and the Federal Government.
    • Assist with the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of District-wide food service.
    • Perform annual financial and compliance audits for the District's school internal accounts.
    • Maintain effective community relations and interpret financial matters to the community.
    • Advise and assist the Deputy Superintendent and other District staff members on budgets, accounting policies and interpret/apply said policies to the various financial functions.
    • Provide information to the Superintendent and Board on the financial status of the School District and the wise use of its resources through sound business management practices.
    • Assist in the development of School Board policies and administrative guidelines.
    • Keep abreast of legal requirements and proposed changes in areas of responsibility and provide advice to the Superintendent as to their impact on the District.
    • Prepare all required reports and maintain all appropriate records.
    • Assist in the preparation of and conduct the collective bargaining process.