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Finance and Operations

The Finance Department is responsible for compiling the district budget, processing payables, receivables and payroll. The department uses conservative assumptions, projections and budgeting practices to successfully manage the district’s finances. In accordance with state law, District 196 has an independent audit performed each year. Results of the annual audits are included in the annual financial report.

To ensure active community participation in and understanding of the district’s budget planning process, District 196 has a Budget Advisory Council that meets throughout the year. Find out more information about the council. 

Contact

Mark Stotts,
Director of Finance and Operations

651-423-7713
Mark.Stotts@district196.org

Awards and honors

For the 16th year in a row, District 196 earned the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO).

ASBO has awarded District 196 its Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in budget presentation during the 2018-19 budget year.

Budget process and timelines

The complete budget cycle can be viewed as a continuous five-step process shown below. Each of these steps requires board approval and is open for public inspection and comments. The process used by the school district is mandated by state law.

District 196 financials

Administration

Mark Stotts
Director of Finance and Operations
Mark.Stotts@district196.org
651-423-7713

Stephanie Rudie
Administrative Assistant to the Director
Stephanie.Rudie@district196.org
651-423-7715

Jolene Kroschel-Salmonson
Project Manager Software Conversion
Jolene.Kroschel-Salmonson@district196.org
651-423-7752

Finance and Operations Fax: 651-423-7787/7788

Student Information

Kim Reis
Student Information Supervisor
Kim.Reis@district196.org
651-423-7644

Nancy Massey
Student Information Secretary
Nancy.Massey@district196.org
651-423-7641

Linda Reith
Student Information Secretary
Linda.Reith@district196.org
651-423-7640

Carol Zenner
Archivist
Carol.Zenner@district196.org
651-423-7790

Transcript Release Information Line
651-423-7710

Payroll

Joyce Peterson
Payroll Supervisor
Joyce.Peterson@district196.org
651-423-7750

Maxine Scott
Supervisor of Payroll Information Systems
Maxine.Scott@district196.org
651-423-7754

Cindy Stiles
Payroll Specialist
Cindy.Stiles@district196.org
651-423-7764

Brent Golobich
Payroll (Custdians/Bldg. chiefs/Vehicle tech/Food serv./Workers comp)
Brent.Golobich@district196.org
651-423-7766

Francisca Blackman
Payroll (Admin/Clerical/Special staff/Students)
Francisca.Blackman@district196.org
651-423-7763

Jenna Vernon
Payroll (Teachers/Nurses)
Jenna.Vernon@district196.org

Chris Sundry
Payroll (Bus drivers/Chaperones)
Christina.Sundry@district196.org
651-423-7767

Finance

Christopher Onyango-Robshaw
Coordinator of Finance
Christopher.Onyango-Robshaw@district196.org
651-423-7748

Lisa Ziemer
Controller
Lisa.Ziemer@district196.org
651-423-7717

Sheila Rustad
Accounting Specialist (Accounting)
Sheila.Rustad@district196.org
651-423-7765

Danny DuChene
Manager of Financial Systems/Reporting/Compliance
Daniel.DuChene@district196.org
651-423-7780

Sarah Bent
Accounting Specialist (Financial Systems)
Sarah.Bent@district196.org
651-423-7707

Jack Baker
Accounting/Payroll Analyst
Jack.Baker@district196.org
651-423-7649

Accounts Payable

Desiree Fleming
Accounts Payable Supervisor
Desiree.Fleming@district196.org
651-423-7783

Debra McCoy
Accounts Payable Associate (A-K)
Debra.Mccoy@district196.org
651-423-7743

Melanie Rogne
Accounts Payable Audit Analyst
Melanie.Rogne@district196.org
651-423-756

Michelle Grossman
Accounts Payable Associate (L-Z)
Michelle.Grossman@district196.org
651-423-7751

Pam Melby
Accounts Payable Analyst
Pam.Melby@district196.org
651-423-7753

Kimberly Wachter
Accounts Payable Associate
Kimberly.Wachter@district196.org
​​​​​​​651-423-7757