• Budgeting, Accounting, & Finance Services at No Cost


    Expenditure Reports and Fund Distribution 


    Diane Lichenstein, Director, Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE  ext.  11611

    Rebecca Granholm, Budget Analyst  ext. 11609

    Mary Guttinger, FTE Specialist  ext. 11613

    TBD, FTE & Cost Accounting Analyst  ext. 11608


    If a School or System has been designated its own LEA for the purposes of Federal Funding, that school or system of schools is not eligible for any services below that are funded through federal funding sources pursuant to FS 1002.33 (25).


    Payment of funds due to the charter school will be processed by the District via wire transfers. It is important to keep the District up to date with any banking information.

    Verification of FTE enrollment and adjustments of funding from the district to the charter school, including service charges, will be conducted by Financial Services based on records in student information systems (FOCUS). 

    The Finance Department retains all related documentation.

    Financial Reporting Analyst – Accounting: Wendy Andrews ext. 11679

    Charter Schools are responsible for submitting monthly financial reports via Charter Tools, unless the school is designated high performing, which then requires only quarterly reporting. 

    The monthly submissions will be reviewed by accounting. Feedback forms will be sent to the Charter Principal each month, indicating issues or comments that may require additional information, corrections, or resubmission.

    Additionally, Charter Schools, per statute F. S.1002.33 and contract, are required to submit an annual financial audit (digital file and 5 hardcopies) to the Director - Open Enrollment & Charter Schools by the due date listed in the contract, annually.

    Accounting Manager (TBD)

    Telephone: (321) 633-1000 ext. (TBD)

    Documentation of revenue and expenditures related to Safety & Security Grants and Sales Surtax are uploaded to Charter Tools for monitoring and compliance.  Accounting will send the charter schools an attestation form along with the monthly funds wired to each school.

    Accounting services will send the charter schools separate attestation forms for Sales and Surtax and PECO capital outlay. 

    The form for PECO capital outlay must be completed with signature and proof of expenditures for the funds to be wired to each school.  The attestation form for Sales Surtax must be signed and returned to the district’s accounting services office to acknowledge that the Charter School will spend the funds within the guidance of F.S. 1013.62.


    Services Offered:

    • Monitor to ensure FTE is completed correctly
    • Reports on student data
    • Access to FTE correction window
    • Access to FTE training
    • Provide FTE reports
    • Monitoring FTE
    • Audit FTE Records
    • Reporting SES to state
    • Access to state reported data student performance
    • Capture and report charter school demographic data for DOE
    • Provide training and support for all survey reporting