Finance and Operations

Kimberly Arakelian, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations
Kimberly Rio, Ed.D., CSBO
Asst. Supt. for Finance and Operations        
(847) 498-2610, ext. 5117
Email Dr. Rio
Richard Hansen, Director of Facilities
Richard Hansen
Director of Facilities
(847) 498-2610, ext. 5128
Email Mr. Hansen

Department Staff

Marianne Schachte - Benefits
Admin. Asst. for Bus. Services
(847) 498-2610, ext. 5135
Email Ms. Schachte
Mary Shipley - Payroll
Admin. Asst. for Bus. Services
(847) 498-2610, ext. 5124
Email Ms. Shipley
Shamiran Khoder - AP/AR
Admin. Asst. for Bus. Services
(847) 498-2610, ext. 5123
Email Ms. Khoder

The Department of Finance & Operations is responsible for all aspects of the following operations:

  • Financial Management.
  • Facilities Management.
  • Emergency Preparedness.
  • Transportation.
  • Payroll.
  • Benefits.
  • Accounts Payable.

The Department of Finance & Operations is committed to fiscal responsibility and the integrity and transparency of financial management and reporting; in addition to maintaining state of the art school facilities. The Department's two key success factors of maintaining a "Healthy Financial Position" and providing a "Safe, Caring, Supportive Environment" are our priorities, thereby allowing for the continued excellence in programs and services provided to the students.

Maintaining facilities that provide an optimal learning environment for the students is a priority for District 27. Since 1998 the District has embarked on a series of renovation/addition projects to upgrade the District 27 school facilities; reinvesting fund balance reserve back into the school buildings in order to create and maintain the state of the art facilities that exist today for the students, staff and community.

We are also committed to long-term strategic planning for all operations, long-term financial planning, and long-term cost containment efforts in order to maintain financial solvency. We have taken this approach in managing the District's financial and facilities operations in order to be both fiscally responsible and reasonable with tax payer dollars.

Department Performance Report

The Department of Finance & Operations report is submitted on an annual basis to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools. The report is submitted to inform the Superintendent on the progress of strategic goals and objectives for the Department as well as updates on key compliance measures, key performance indicators and key improvement projects.

The Department of Finance & Operations in Review - August 2023

Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

More information regarding the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) can be found on the IMRF website.