The business office is located in the Administrative Office of the school district, 201 South Main in Goddard. Doug Maxwell is the Director of Finance and is responsible for the financial affairs of the school district, food service, grounds, maintenance, and transportation. He is assisted Robin Schauf (Payroll Clerk), Susan Smith (Payroll Clerk), Karin Coleman (Accounts Payable), and Jessica Coffman (Accounts Payable). Three directors assist the staff in the business office in the administration of the food service, grounds / maintenance, and transportation departments.
The published budget for the 2014-15 school year is $64,492,869 with the General Fund totaling $30,962,630 and the Supplemental General Fund (LOB) amounting to $10,272,363. The budget consists of twenty funds and has been broken down into various sub categories to present different comparisons.
The Estimated Legal Maximum General Fund Budget (Form 150) is used to compute the General Fund Budget authority and Local Option Budget (LOB) authority for unified school districts. It takes into account the Full Time Equivalency (FTE) enrollment and additional weightings for correlation weighting, vocational, at-risk, transportation, new facilities, and special education to determine the Total Estimated Weighted FTE enrollment. The Total Estimated Weighted FTE (7,885.0) is then multiplied times the Base State Aid Per Pupil ($3,838 approved by 2012 legislature) to calculate the General Fund authority for each school district.
The Kansas State Department of Education maintains all types of financial data for all school districts in Kansas. In addition to Goddard USD 265, it is possible to make a multitude of comparisons of numerous school districts by going to their website.