Safeguard Your District’s Assets
Protecting Your Money & Colleagues
By Justin Attaway
Asst. Superintendent for Business Services
Community Unit School District 303
“Cash is king.” While this common phrase is more widely used in the private sector, the saying still rings true in public school districts. In this environment of scarce resources, rising inflation and labor shortages, the duty of the business office to protect the school district’s assets is crucial. Because cash receipts often account for a smaller share of the school district’s revenue, it is an area that can be easily overlooked; however, it is also the area that is most exposed without the proper procedures in place.