Welcome to the Business Office
57 Trinity Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Business Office is housed with the Board of Education and Superintendent’s Office. The roles of each are similar to a corporation’s Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. The Board of Education sets policy and goals, and ensures that the district is well run. The Superintendent reports to the Board and is responsible for overseeing the entire district. The School Business Administrator reports to the Superintendent and is responsible for all financial and non-educational operations of the district.
The Business Office staff works with the Board and Administration to create board agendas, maintain records of board actions, provide supporting documentation for decision making, track mandated board member training and other compliance issues. The School Business Administrator is responsible for ensuring that all fiscal operations of the district are effective and efficient, and in compliance with a multitude of State and Federal school accounting statutes and codes. Other functions of the Business Office include facilities maintenance (buildings and grounds), contracts, food service programs, risk management, purchasing, transportation services, payroll and employee benefit programs.
In addition to maintaining financial and operational integrity, the professional goal of the Newton Business Office is to adhere to the highest standards of ethics and efficiency. Although the services that the Business Office provides to our students, staff and community may not be as visible as the actions of staff members in the schools, they are a critical component necessary to achieve the district’s educational mission.