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Business Services

Business Services

Lisa Shoemaker, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services


Karen Waltman, Executive Director of Fiscal Services

Food Services

Rick Cota, Executive Director of Facilities and Nutritional Services

Welcome to Business Services

Lisa cropped.jpgThe mission of Business Services is to facilitate accountability of institutional funds and other assets entrusted to the Claremont Unified School District through application of professional accounting standards, stewardship principles, and sound business practices pertaining to the financial resources and operations of the District. We accomplish this by providing:

•Guidance in developing and implementing policies, practices and regulations that will facilitate the business of the District efficiently and effectively, while maintaining a high degree of professionalism and technical expertise;

•Financial information and reporting to a variety of external constituencies including legislators, regents, trustees, governmental agencies, rating agencies, auditors, creditors, grantors, donors, and others who are invested as stakeholders in the financial activity and health of the District; and

•Support and coordination services to the various services, departments and operating units within the District through oversight, monitoring, training, and internal control activities to ensure the integrity of the District's financial systems, resources, operations and accounts.


Lisa Shoemaker

Assistant Superintendent, Business Services

Our Vision


Business Services views itself as a organization of competent and caring professionals who take personal ownership in finding answers to questions and solutions to problems; who are innovative, resourceful, collaborative, and helpful in facilitating stewardship and accountability of the institution's financial resources. We continuously seek to be recognized as such by the campus community and external stakeholders who utilize our services with confidence, and trust our ability to assist them in a timely and accurate manner in carrying out the overall mission of the District.

The General Function of the Business Services Division Includes:

  • Payroll & Fringe Benefits Administration
  • Annual Financial Reporting & Auditing
  • Purchasing
  • Coordinate State/Federal Programs with Special Projects & Programs Office
  • Risk Management (Liability/Workers' Comp)
  • Budget Development and Control
  • Coordinate Staffing with Human Resources
  • Insure accurate accounting practices & financial accountability
  • Support negotiations with Bargaining Units
  • Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable
  • Facilitate positive relationships with staff, parents, students, and the Board of Education
  • Support School Community Partnerships
  • Attendance Accounting & Reporting

Valley Insurance Program

Bina Hari, Director, Valley Insurance Programs

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