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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.
Fiscal Services  Director: Heather McCombs (714) 228-3149
Food Services  Interim Director: Paul Ngo (714) 228-3134
Maintenance & Operations Director: Jim Evans (714) 228-3140
Transportation  Supervisor: Ventura Carerra (714) 228-3177
Technology  Coordinator: Stephen Powers (714) 228-3107

 Areas of Responsibility Include: 
  • Budgeting
  • Facility Use (Civic Center)
  • Attendance/CBEDS/Enrollment Projections
  • Maintenance, Operations and Transportation
  • Technology Services
  • Food Services
  • Accounting/Payroll/Benefits
  • Purchasing/Warehouse Ordering
  • Measure N
  • Instructional Minutes (Bell Schedules/Instructional Minutes are listed to the right on this page)
Business and Administrative Services facilitates the following committees:
  • Audit Committee
  • Budget Committee
  • Citizens Oversight Committee for Measure N (COC)
  • 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 $53.13 in State funding. If the District had 20 students absent daily at each school, the District would lose approximately $8,500 daily or $1,530,000 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 Scott Martin in Business Services. 

Updated 2018


2018-2019 Budget Information





2017-2018 Budget Information

2016-2017 Budget Information