Business Office

  • The Department of Financial Affairs for the Cheltenham School District is responsible for the administration, management and compliance of District financial services.  These responsibilities include the preparation, presentation, monitoring and reporting of the annual District budget; preparation of annual financial statements; payroll administration; benefit administration; accounts receivable and payable; purchasing and receiving; management of debt service and investments and monitoring of capital assets; and financial oversight of federal and state programs.  The Department also provides oversight of the Food Services and Transportation Department. 

Most Recent Finance Committee Meeting

  • Financial Affairs Presentation March 2023

    With co-chair Daniel Shultz presiding, the Financial Affairs committee convened in person and via video conferencing for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 7.  The primary focus of the meeting was the review of the district's independent financial audit for the year ending June 30, 2022. Highlights of the report included: (1) the auditor's report that had a ‘clean’ opinion of the district's financial statements; (2) the statement of changes in fund balances for governmental funds which showed an $8M increase in fund balances; (3) a surplus in the district's food service fund; and (4) discussion of the audit of federal awards. The committee also reviewed internal financial statements through February 28, 2023, noting revenues were exceeding budgeted expectations and expenditures were in line with the prior year.  Given favorable financial results, the committee discussed the classification of the district's fund balance and assignment to future capital projects. The meeting closed with the discussion of the district's feasibility study and appraiser contract for approval at the next school board legislative meeting. Video.

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Joshua Sweigard
Director of Business Services
(215) 886-9076 
Lieu Kim
Assistant Director of Business Services
(215) 881-6302 
Katie Brett
Administrative Assistant
(215) 881-6342 
Patricia Tancredi
Payroll Specialist
(215) 881-6305 
Patrick O'Neill
Accounts Payable Specialist
(215) 881-6304 
Melissa Akerley
Accounting Specialist
(215) 881-6341 
Mike Oswald
(215) 881-6337 
Benefits Questions
(215) 881-6303 
Chris Hood
(215) 881-6337