The Business Services Division delivers a wide range of business services, including internal and district fiscal services, facilities services, and information technology. It oversees a combined $3.3 billion in revenue and expenditures annually, acting as an intermediary between state, federal, and local agencies and providing direct support to San Mateo County school districts and local agencies in fiscal management.
Internal Business Services
Internal Business Services (IBS) provides services in the areas of budgeting, financial accounting, and payroll. IBS is responsible for all internal financial matters and provides financial operational support to all of the programs and services operated by the San Mateo County Office of Education. This includes performing specialized administrative functions to support programs funded by the state, federal and local entities.
The IBS Department ensures the County Office of Education is in compliance with federal and state requirements, education codes, Board policies, administrative regulations, and California Education Code and maintains fiscal solvency.
District Business Services
District Business Services (DBS) assists school districts in maximizing revenues, ensuring compliance with accounting, legal, and other reporting requirements and maintaining accurate, efficient, and cost-effective business operations.
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Integrated Technology Services
Integrated Technology Services (ITS) provides technical support services to users of County Office of Education-hosted business system including network and applications access, security, payroll and accounts payable generation and production, and reports generation and distribution. ITS also provides Internet services to districts on a contract basis.
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Facilities Services provides maintenance and operational support, planning, and construction for all sites owned by the San Mateo County Office of Education. It includes the following operational areas: facility maintenance and operations, on- and off-site custodial, initiates and directs construction projects, room reservations, and conference room set-ups.