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Business & Finance

The Business and Finance Department efficiently and effectively manages the financial resources of Lockhart ISD. The department manages a general operating budget of $76.7 million and special revenue funds of approximately $17.2 million, supporting approximately 6,500 students and over 800 employees.

Key functions include:  finance, budgeting, accounting, investments, accounts payable, payroll and benefits, purchasing, and records management.

This department has been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 18 consecutive years. This department has also been recognized for 20 consecutive “Superior” ratings for the Texas Education Agency’s Schools FIRST (financial integrity rating system of Texas) rating.

Additionally, the purchasing department has been awarded the "Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations" for 3 consecutive years by the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO).

Business Office Contacts

Elizabeth "Liz" Cutney
Accounts Payable
512-398-0029 
ap@lockhart.txed.net

Processes accounts payable and accounts receivable. Processes requests for overnight travel requests. Posts all deposits, ACH, wire and manual checks to general ledger. Supports district secretarial staff for Skyward and Laserfiche questions. 

Tina Ramirez 
Secretary to CFO & Accounts Payable
512-398-0015
ap@lockhart.txed.net

Secretary to the CFO. Processes accounts payable and accounts receivable. Processes requests for overnight travel requests. Posts all deposits, ACH, wire and manual checks to general ledger. Supports district secretarial staff for Skyward and Laserfiche questions. Coordinates maintenance of effort forms. 

Brande Sifuentes
Payroll Specialist
512-398-0021 
payrollquestion@lockhart.txed.net

Processes all LISD payroll. Processes and updates timesheets in True Time.  Supports LISD staff with payroll related questions and supports campus administration with True Time timesheets.

Nancy Arana
Benefits Specialist
512-398-0020
lioncare@lockhart.txed.net

Supports LISD Staff and addresses employee concerns related to Lion Care Health Insurance and all voluntary benefits. Coordinates enrollment for LISD employees with Professional Enrollment Concepts at 866-337-3572.

Melissa Kelley
Accountant
512-398-0022
melissa.kelley@lockhart.txed.net

Completes all bank reconciliations. Reconciles and remits all payroll deductions to insurance carriers.

Michelle Wylie
Director of Finance
512-398-0019
michelle.wylie@lockhart.txed.net

Assists the CFO in running the Business Office functions. Responsible for all federal grant draw-downs of funds, including the school nutrition fund. Responsible for all SHARS, MAC and TRS reporting. Oversees payroll function.

Nicole Weiser
Chief Financial Officer
512-398-0045
nicole.weiser@lockhart.txed.net

Responsible for all business functions including accounts payable, payroll, accounting, budgeting, purchasing and annual financial reporting. Reports to the Superintendent.

Tanya Homann
Director of Purchasing
512-398-0052
tanya.homann@lockhart.txed.net

Responsible for compliance of all bidding requirements under state and local policies. Responsible for textbook ordering and inventory, open records requests and auction of district property as necessary.

Patricia Deutsch
Purchasing Specialist
512-398-0030
patricia.deutsch@lockhart.txed.net

Obtains price quotes, compiles price comparisons, enters purchase orders, monitor delivery status, maintains open purchase order listings. Assists the Purchasing Manager with textbook inventories and auction of district property.

Nicole Weiser
Chief Financial Officer
Nicole.Weiser@lockhart.txed.net
512-398-0045