• Lake County Schools

    Finance Department


    Scott Ward, Chief Financial Officer
    201 West Burleigh Blvd.
    Tavares, Fl 32778

    Main # (352) 253-6560
    Fax # (352) 253-6590

    Business Service Mission Statement
    To provide all teachers and district staff of Lake County Schools with optimal business and fiscal support services within available financial resources and to safeguard the District's assets in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and regulatory requirements by overseeing all school and departmental record keeping and financial transactions.
    The Following Positions Report Directly to Scott Ward, Chief Financial Officer:
    Director of Finance, Karen Briggs
    Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Grant Accountability, Fiscal Services & Training for District Departments, Internal Account Support & Training, Cash and Investments, Budget Preparation and Support, FTE Monitoring, Financial Reporting for State & Federal Government Agencies, Auditor Contact and Liason
    Payroll Manager, Connie Auld
    District-Wide Payroll Calculations, Direct Deposit, Wage Reporting for the Fl Retirement System & Unemployment, Non-Insurance Deductions & Remittance, Tax Reporting, Retroactive Payments, Wage Garnishments, Wage Verification Reporting and Employee Terminal Leave
    Supervisor of Procurement, Crystal Pierson
    Administration and Compliance of District-Wide Procurement and Purchasing Services


    Supervisor of Risk Management, Lauren DeRidder
    Property, Casualty & Liability Insurance, Student Accident Insurance, Fund-Raising, Employee Benefits, Health & Wellness Centers, Worker's Compensation, Facility Usage, Accident and Incident Reporting & Investigation, Hazardous Waste Management, Indoor Air Quality, Workplace Safety and Annual Facility Inspections




    All financial reports may now be found in our
    Financial Transparency Data Section

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    LakeCounty Schools, FL does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color,national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability or marital statusin its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring oremployment practices. The district also provides equal access to its facilitiesto the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the BoyScouts of America Equal Access Act. Questions, complaints, or requests foradditional information regarding discrimination or harassment may be sent to:

    David Meyers, SHRM-CP
    Supervisor Compensation and Employee Relations

    Equity Coordinator
    Lake County Schools
    Phone: 352-253-6519
    Fax: 352-253-6545

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