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Finance Department

The Finance Department is responsible for the overall fiscal management of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Our mission is to support Cleveland schools through the strategic management and use of federal, state and local dollars. This responsibility requires the coordination of the District's $1.5 billion budget. To support our schools and students, the Finance Department is organized into the following divisions: Accounts Payable and Technical Support, Financial Reporting and Cash Management, Payroll, Internal Audit, Budgets and Student Financial Activities, and Grants Reporting and Funded Programs.

These areas provide financial services needed by schools, employees and vendors, monitor and analyze budgetary activity, and provide financial leadership to the district according to state and federal legislation, governmental regulations, Board policies and sound financial practice.

The Finance team is proud to have earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association, Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials, and the Certificate of Achievement from the Auditor of State. These awards are a testament of our commitment to the highest standards of financial reporting.

The Finance Department is committed to providing the highest level of fiscal integrity in management and reporting to our students, parents, partners and the community.



Derek Richey - Chief Financial Officer
1111 Superior Ave E, Suite 1800, Cleveland, Ohio 44114


Contact Us:

Faye Phillips, Executive Assistant to the CFAO
216.838.0382 | Email

Jozetta Totten, Finance Administrative Assistant
216.838.0395 | Email 

Dennis Kubick, Deputy CFO/Controller
216.838.0382 | Email

Larry JohnstonExecutive Director, Internal Audit
216.838.0036 | Email

Mychael HendersonExecutive Director, Payroll
216.838.0076 | Email

General Finance questions - 838-0350
General Payroll questions - 838-4729
General Accounts Payable questions - 838-0380

 Squire Patton Boggs
January 26, 2016 


Treasury Management Report
Annual Budget


The Cleveland Board of Education does not discriminate in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion or disability.