The SPPS Accounting Department provides accounting and financial support for SPPS programs and schools.
We are responsible for state, federal, and other outside financial reporting as well as the preparation of annual statements. We focus heavily on the district's compliance with laws regarding the appropriate spending of public money. We are actively involved with any financial audits.
Accounting participates in the Budget and Finance Advisory Committee and the St. Paul Joint Property Tax Advisory Committee. The city of St. Paul's school tax levy provides funding for the maintenance and day-to-day operations of SPPS schools.
Accounting also sells bonds and certificates of participation to fund SPPS construction when needed. While construction can involve new buildings, it most often involves renovation of and additions to existing buildings.