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Providing assistance and business support services for schools

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) provides business support services for all school districts, community college districts, and charter schools in San Diego County, serving as a financial hub for the collection, processing, and dissemination of all fiscal, budgetary, and related statistical information and reports for K-12 school districts within the county.

In addition to serving in an advisory role for school districts, SDCOE offers training on a variety of school business issues and computer systems. Special emphasis is given to small school districts with limited business office staff.

Business Advisory Services

The San Diego County Office of Education provides technical assistance and oversight for school districts on fiscal issues, assisting districts with a variety of topics, including property taxes, special education funding, categorical funding, and the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

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Payroll Services

The San Diego County Office of Education provides payroll support and assistance to 48 school districts and charter schools operating within San Diego County and processes more than 650,000 warrants and more than 63,000 W-2s annually.

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Commercial Warrants

SDCOE processes and reports expenditures to the County Auditor's office for 38 K-12 school districts, three community college districts, seven charter schools, and five community facility districts. This represents a monthly average of 20,400 commercial warrants.

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Financial Reporting

School districts and charter schools countywide can receive assistance from the County Office with the reporting of expenditure and revenue information to the California Department of Education. SDCOE serves as the liaison and reporting agent for year-end unaudited actuals, first and second interim reports, budget reporting, and more.

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Financial Accounting

SDCOE assists school districts countywide with all aspects of financial accounting. Areas of responsibility include school district and charter school apportionments, cash management, school district audits and finding resolution compliance, and more.

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Retirement Reporting

School districts, community colleges, and charter schools throughout San Diego County rely on SDCOE to assist with reporting payroll information to the California Public Employees' Retirement System and California State Teachers' Retirement System.

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Pupil Accounting

The attendance accounting technician acts as a technical resource for school districts, charter schools, SDCOE staff, other government agencies and the public regarding attendance issues. The technician processes and analyzes attendance reports for school districts and charter schools and trains school personnel to use CDE attendance software.

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