The Business Office is responsible for major accounting processes within the Humboldt County Office of Education. We also provide support to our County’s 31 school districts in the areas of accounting and budgeting, as well as some components of purchasing. We have centralized these services to enable our districts to conduct their day-to-day business more efficiently and to facilitate communication.
Our responsibilities include monitoring for fiscal stability, analyzing and submitting state reports and attendance documents, and distributing apportionments. We also audit district input to produce accounts payable and payroll checks, and maintain payroll tax and retirement records. In addition, our Purchasing Services staff maintains a Standard School Supply List and purchasing contracts for county school districts with the goal of attaining the lowest total cost of ownership and the lowest total cost of acquisition.