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Business Support Services

The Business and Support Services Department includes expenditures related to the salaries and costs attributed to multiple functions related to the operation of the district. Functions include payroll, accounts payable, and the financial services department. This program includes the expenditures related to the Assistant Superintendent of Business and Support Services which is responsible for the Maintenance, Food Service, Transportation, Human Resources, Purchasing, Risk Management and Safety/Compliance departments as well as all internal and external auditing services.

Business and Support Services Departments

Data Services - The Data Services team is responsible for the maintaining of the student and financial data management systems for the district. They assist campuses and departments in the management and analysis of student and financial data. The team is responsible for the district's PEIMS data management and submission to the Texas Education Agency. They also assist with the troubleshooting of the SunGard student and business systems. The team is responsible for the transfer of data from the main system to a number of other programs; for example, electronic gradebook program, data analysis programs, educational resources, etc.

Child Nutrition Services - Functions of SAISD Child Nutrition Services including information on catering, staffing and meal and snack services for students.

Financial Services - Information on the District's finances including budget and budget process information.

Maintenance - SAISD Maintenance staff is responsible for cleaning and maintaining over 2.2 million square feet of building space in facilities throughout the district.

Purchasing - The Purchasing Office establishes and administers district-wide contracts for goods and services; reviews purchase requests for compliance with state laws, board policy, and administrative regulations; issues purchase orders for equipment and services requested by schools and departments; acts as supplier liaison; and provides guidance and training related to purchasing issues.

Safety and Security - Our safety and security programs address prevention, intervention, student assistance, preparedness, emergency response and building security.

Transportation - The Transportation Department provides transportation to SAISD students to and from school, as well as to and from extracurricular activities

Contact Information

Merl Brandon

Assistant Superintendent of Business Support Services/CFO

T: (325) 947-3838 x767