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 $67 million and special revenue funds of approximately $17.2 million, supporting approximately 6,170 students and approximately 752 staff.
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 15 consecutive years. This department has also been recognized for 18 consecutive “Superior” ratings for the Texas Education Agency’s Schools FIRST (financial integrity rating system of Texas) rating.
Additionally, the purchasing department was awarded the "Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations" for 2021 by the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO).
Business Office Contacts
Elizabeth "Liz" Cutney
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.
Secretary to CFO & Accounts Payable
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.
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.
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.
Completes all bank reconciliations. Reconciles and remits all payroll deductions to insurance carriers.
Director of Finance
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Responsible for all business functions including accounts payable, payroll, accounting, budgeting, purchasing and annual financial reporting. Reports to the Superintendent.
Director of Purchasing
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.
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.