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Centralia Elementary School District

Business Services

Business and Administrative Services supports the District's mission and goals for providing high quality education to students.

Areas of responsibility include:
  • Fiscal Services Department
  • Food Services Department
  • Maintenance, Operations and Transportation (MOT) Department
  • Technology Department
  • Facility Use (Civic Center)
  • Warehouse Ordering/Purchasing
  • Payroll
  • Employee Benefits
Business and Administrative Services facilitates the following committees:
  • Audit Committee
  • Budget Committee
  • Citizens Oversight Committee (COC) for Measure N
  • District Facilities Committee (DFC)
  • Employee Benefit Committee (EBC)

Cost of Student Absences 

School districts are funded only for actual student attendance days, pursuant to legislation (Senate Bill 727) enacted into law in 1998. Please note, schools are still required to account for excused and unexcused absences due to requirements under the compulsory education law, but districts will only be funded for actual student attendance.

The District loses State revenue every day a student is absent, regardless of whether it is excused or unexcused.  Every day that a student is absent, the District loses approximately $48.30 in State funding. If the District had 20 students absent daily at each school, the District would lose approximately $7,728 daily or $1,391,040 annually in State funding. In addition, there would also be a loss in funding each day a student is absent for certain categorical programs where funding is based on average daily attendance (ADA). We all continually strive to improve the education environment. 

Working together to make sure students attend school will also assist the district in maximizing the revenue it is entitled to receive.

For any questions relative to the cost of student absences, please contact the Business Services Department.

Contact Us

Business Office
Fax (714) 228-3111

Scott Martin
Assistant Superintendent
Business & Administrative Services
(714) 228-3154

Carla Nossett
Administrative Assistant
Business & Administrative Services
(714) 228-3104