About Business Services
The Business Department is committed to maximize the educational experience of all students in the district through sound fiscal management. The departments mission is to ensure compliance with statutes and auditing standards, provide exceptional customer service, work collaboratively with all departments and administration to provide necessary resources to facilitate teaching and learning.
The essential functions of the department includes district functions of accounting, maintenance, transportation, construction, and food service. Direct all financial aspects of the district including, budgeting, computing tax rates, auditing, annual financial reporting, insurance programs, elections, facilities, bond programs, and collective bargaining.
Business Services Contacts
Chief Financial Officer/Acting SuperintendentZeek Ojeh, CPA602-629-6460Director of FinanceKevin Price, CPA602-629-6467Federal and State Programs ManagerKrystal Chacon602-629-6441Grants SpecialistLisa Yargerlyarger@balsz.org602-629-6429Accounting/Purchasing SpecialistJames Swierat602-629-6464Accounts PayableAdriana Vilchis
Excellence in Financial Reporting
The Balsz School district has been awarded annually since 1995 two Certificates of Excellence in Reporting. One is from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) and the other is from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The Certificate of Achievement in Excellence in Financial Reporting is a voluntary, nationally recognized program sponsored by ASBO to foster excellence in the preparation and issuance of school financial reports.