Ms. Laura Felten

  • Laura Felten, Assistant Superintendent for Business Operations at PVSchools

    Assistant Superintendent of Business Operations

    The Assistant Superintendent of Business Operations is responsible for the following areas at PVSchools.

    Administration

    • Serve superintendent, cabinet, principals, department heads, faculty staff and students
    • Oversee audit functions
    • Budget development: August-June
    • Risk management: property and liability insurance
    • Serve on Valley Schools Management Group
    • Ensure compliance with Uniform System of Financial Records
    • Finance and Payroll
    • Record revenue and expenses for all district operations
    • Pay invoices for services and supplies provided to the district
    • Issue paychecks to staff
    • Prepare and submit reports to state and federal agencies
    • Prepare Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

    Property Control

    • Annual inventory district furniture & equipment
    • Maintain accounting records for capital items

    Purchasing

    • Ensure compliance with the State Procurement code and district policy
    • Furnish and equip all new facilities, as needed
    • Contract management – enforce terms, coordinate renewals, etc.
    • Issue purchase orders as requested by schools and departments

    Distribution Center

    • Maintain warehouse stock of school supplies
    • Receive all K-8 orders and deliver to the school
    • Process all district mail
    • Move classroom and office furniture for district relocations
    • Dispose of textbooks and surplus equipment

    Planning

    • Review demographic studies for future enrollment projections and school construction
    • Coordinate agreements with governments (city, county, state and federal) and agencies
    • Seek and acquire land for school sites
    • Coordinate and schedule capital projects
    • Coordinate bond election efforts
    • Plan boundary adjustments (internally and externally)
    • Supervise the budget execution from Facilities, Nutrition & Wellness and Transportation, as well as the bond/override budget as it relates to construction and other projects.

    Facilities

    • Construct new schools and classroom additions
    • Plan and construct projects throughout the district
    • Repair, maintain, clean 50 district buildings
    • Oversee the bond program
    • Oversee renewal of custodial contract RFQ evaluation
    • Prepare critical reports required by the School
    • Facilities Board
    • Develop and deploy the district’s Indoor Air Quality response team

    Nutrition & Wellness

    • Plan for and feed 20,000 meals daily (including free breakfast in the classroom at selected Title I schools)
    • Supervise a post baccalaureate internship program
    • Provide catering in support of priority projects designated by the Superintendent

    Transportation Services

    • Transport students to and from school
    • Provide expertise to individual buildings regarding pedestrian and motor safety
    • Maintain the district fleet of buses, trucks, sedans and other support vehicles and equipment
    • Provide van training and certification
    • Coordinate the Maricopa County Ride Reduction Program
    • Write grants for programs designed to improve air quality