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 May 2023

    With co-chair Pamela Henry presiding, the Financial Affairs committee convened in person and via video conferencing for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 3. First, the committee reviewed interim financial statements of the district reflecting year-to-year performance from April 30, 2023 vs. 2022. It was noted that cash balances were higher than in prior years and year-over-year spending had increased ~$2.5M. Second, the committee reviewed updated projected financial statements through the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023. The projection continued to show a strong fiscal year for the district with a projected surplus of ~$4.9M. The third topic of discussion was on the proposed final budget. It was noted that budgeted revenues and expenditures increased, leaving a net deficit of $1.02M for the 2023-2024 school year to be funded through a 1.1% tax rate increase. The final topic of discussion was regarding capital needs of the district and available resources and a high-level discussion on future planning. The next Financial Affairs committee meeting is Tuesday, June 6 following the Facilities Committee 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