Business Office
The mission of the Business Office is to invest resources to ensure that students, parents and the community receive optimal educational services. The Business office strives to provide timely access to financial data using best business practices while maintaining proper internal controls and allowing for the accountable use of public funds through effective implementation of the District's business operations and financial systems.

The Business Office is responsible for:

The Business office staff maintains the accounting and financial records of the District. Transactions are recorded and reported as prescribed by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, the Texas Education Agency Financial Accountability System Resource Guide and other regulatory guidelines. Business office staff compiles district wide expenditures, salaries and other payroll expenditures to match the board adopted budget for State and Federal financial reporting. The department also assists in implementing the system of internal accounting controls established by the Board of Trustees to provide reasonable assurance that assets are safeguarded and activities are recorded and transacted with the administrations authorization.

Accounts Payable
The Business office staff processes payments to Commerce ISD’s vendors on a weekly basis.

Accounts Receivable
The Business office is responsible for the collection and reporting of resources consisting primarily of tax collections, state foundation program revenues and school lunch revenues. Additionally, staff is responsible for providing adequate liquidity to fund daily, weekly and monthly cash disbursements as well as investing resources in accordance with the Public Funds Investment Act and the District’s Investment Policy to maximize safety, liquidity and yield.
Return check policy
The District uses PAYTEK Solutions as its check recovery process. When provided a check as payment, the district is authorized to use information from the check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from the checking account or to process the payment as a check transaction. We are authorized to collect service charges and processing fees, as permitted by state law, through electronic fund transfer from the checking account if payment is returned unpaid. Please include the following information on checks: drivers license number, full name, street address, home phone number and secondary phone number.

The Business office processes district’s Semi-Monthly payroll and is responsible for payroll tax reporting. The staff is also responsible for direct deposits, garnishments, teacher association deductions, approved stipends, overtime and missed or late time correction payments. Payroll also accepts insurance payments from employees who are still eligible for benefits but are out on leave and not receiving a check.

The Business office is responsible for the organization and administration of procurement/purchasing for the District in accordance with the authority delegated by the Superintendent, the Board of Trustees and the Texas Education Agency.

What is purchasing?
"Public Purchasing is the process of obtaining goods, services and construction for public purposes according to laws and procedures to provide for the economical expenditure of public funds." ...As defined by the Texas Building and Procurement Commission-Austin, Texas
 John Walker
 Director of Finance
 903-886-3751 x 904
 Donna Yoakum
 Payroll Supervisor
 903-886-3751 x 905 
 Becky Jackson
 Accounting Clerk
 Accounts Payable
 903-886-3751 x 906
 Christi Condor
 Accounting Clerk
  903-886-3751 x 953
 Fax 903 886-6025

 Office hours
 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 Frequently Asked

 Helpful Links

 Annual Financial Report 2017
Annual Financial Report 2016
 Annual Financial Report 2015 
 Annual Financial Report 2014

 Annual Financial Report 2013
 Annual Financial Report 2012
 Annual Financial Report 2011
 Payroll dates
 TRS ActiveCare
 Teacher Retirement System
 Employee Access
 Annual Budget
 Check Register

Our Mission

In partnership with families and community, CISD will provide all students an exemplary education, preparing them to be successful, productive citizens. 

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