Business and Finance

Our team is responsible for the district’s overall financial health, which includes the development of annual budgets and transparent financial reporting. We uphold ethical, fiscally responsible procurement, grants and contract management. We prioritize safety, customer services and efficiency in our warehouse, printing and transportation operations. Additionally, we strive for precision in staffing projections and allocations, payroll and asset management. 

In alignment with the district’s Strategic Plan and Operations Goal, the Business and Finance Division is focused on three goals: 

  • Strong Financial Health – We will expertly align resources to student needs through proactive and transparent management 

  • Operational Excellence – We will competitively and continuously improve our systems, processes and skills. 

  • Staff Engagement – We will create a culture where staff are empowered and work is collaborative. 

GFOA Certificate of Achievement


(Chicago, Illinois) -- The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Tacoma School District No. 10 by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).  The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

ASBO Certificate of Excellence


Ashburn, VA – 2020 – The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is pleased to award Tacoma School District No. 10 the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE). ASBO International’s COE recognizes districts that have met the program’s high standards for financial reporting and transparency. The school district earned the Certificate of Excellence for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended 2019.  

ASBO Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award