The primary responsibilities of the Business Office include accounting and financial reporting, facilities, insurance and risk management, payroll, audit and budget, and financial planning, among others. Several information resources and contacts are posted at the bottom of this page. If you cannot locate the information you seek, please contact my office for assistance.
We sincerely appreciate the financial effort extended by our community to support the District. We attempt to demonstrate our appreciation each day by working diligently to develop great schools and great students while using resources wisely.
Director of Business Services
Main Fax: 262-560-2103
Main Fax: 262-560-2103
Accounts Payable Specialist/Accounting Analyst
(Teacher, Sub Teacher, Administrators)
Benefits and Wellness Specialist
Business Office/Payroll Administrative Asst.
Denise Koch (Paraprofessionals, Custodians, Admin Assistants, Extracurricular)
2021-22 Budget Overview
The District’s budgetary financial framework is determined primarily by the State of Wisconsin’s budget. This is the first year of the State's 2021-23 budget and many key variables are uncertain. The State-level political environment is exceptionally challenging. The Governor is setting his reelection budget, GOP priorities do not align with the Governor’s, and there are many conversations about the potential significant influx of federal dollars (ESSER II and III) to support education. Until a clearer state financial picture emerges, district budget planners have been advised to exercise caution and use conservative estimates in developing 2021-22 budgets.
The 2021-22 budget proposal has been built using conservative assumptions for revenue limit authority and special education categorical aid as compared with those currently being discussed for the State’s biennial budget. With the influx of federal funding through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund II and III (ESSER II and III), there is consternation that increases in State-level funding may be withheld. In addition, there are a number of considerations that must be estimated, including enrollment, equalized property values, and State aid.
This budget supports the instructional mission of the OASD as demonstrated by sustaining these key initiatives:
- Pupil-to-teacher ratios which are appropriate for each grade level and which support a positive environment for learning.
- A Response to Intervention system that meets the needs of all learners and decreases the need for referral to special education.
- A commitment to Universal Design for Learning to support student learning styles and meet the needs of diverse learners.
- Implementation of an interventionist pay schedule, additional intervention time to address learning achievement gaps, and creation of RTI facilitator roles at the intermediate level to coordinate math and literacy interventions and build staff capacity.
- Consistent annual funding for curriculum materials, instructional technology, and staff development, all of which place OASD among the leading school districts in Wisconsin.
- A technology plan that supports a 1:1 student-to-device ratio in grades 5K through 12, and 5 iPads per classroom in 4K. The technology plan also provides reliable student access and use of mobile technology supported by OASD’s high-speed fiber network and wireless infrastructure.
- Coaching and mentoring services to support OASD’s Universal Design for Learning curriculum delivery approach and instructional technology plan.
- Professional consultation and staff development to further the District’s diversity and equity plan of work.
- Students’ social-emotional well-being is supported through continued community partnerships with GALS Institute, On Purpose Psyche, and Family Services of Waukesha, and a Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP).
- Continued support for Achievement Via Individual Determination (AVID) at OHS.
- Addition of a second Alternative Education position at OHS and reconfiguration of a coordinator position to lead the Resilient Schools initiative responding to student needs and providing coaching to build staff capacity.
- Evaluation and implementation of, along with staff professional development for, a student social and emotional universal screener and new student services curriculum.
- Continuance of a Dean of Students role at the intermediate schools to work collaboratively with building leaders to ensure all students have opportunities to achieve at high levels academically, socially, and emotionally. The Dean of Students (1) assists with the daily operation of the school with an emphasis on Restorative Justice and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS); (2) provides leadership and is a resource for the Student Services Team in providing a data-driven Multi-Level System of Support (MLSS); and (3) promotes an inclusive learning community that supports social interaction, active engagement in learning and self-motivation.
- A commitment to facility preventative maintenance, renovation, infrastructure improvements, and long-term capital project funding.
- A sustainable educators’ salary model that provides competitive compensation and attracts and retains OASD’s high-quality certified staff.
- Competitive salaries and wages for all employee groups.
State Equalization Aid
2021-22 Budget Proposal
2020-21 Budget Proposal
Financial Audit Report
Moody's Financial Bond Rating
Moody’s Investors Service has assigned an Aa2 rating to Oconomowoc Area School District, WI’s $19.9 million General Obligation School Building and Improvement Bonds, Series 2018. Concurrently, Moody’s maintains the Aa2 rating on the district’s outstanding general obligation unlimited tax (GOULT) debt. Post-sale, the district will have $93.6 million of GOULT debt outstanding. The Aa2 rating reflects the district’s sizeable tax base supported by above average income levels and located within commuting distance of Milwaukee (Aa3 stable). The rating also reflects the district's solid financial position, as well as its modest exposure to unfunded pension liabilities, and above average debt burden following issuance of voter approved debt.
The full report is available upon request. Please contact the OASD Business Office.
OASD Online Registration Information
Visit the OASD Registration Information page for details on online registration.