The Business and Finance Office is responsible for financial, business, and day-to-day operations. The team oversees financial planning, budgeting, purchasing, facilities, fiscal accounting, financial reporting, grants, insurance, transportation, food services, warehousing, and accounts payable.

The District maintains guidelines to protect its fund balances. Financial planning is designed around the coordinated use of fund balances and cost containment.

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'AA+' long-term rating to Cook County Community Consolidated School District No. 62 (Des Plaines), Ill.'s $85 million series 2009 taxable general obligation (GO) alternative revenue bonds.

Mark Bertolozzi
Assistant Superintendent for Business

Susan Artarian
Administrative Assistant


The accounts payable function facilitates vendor payments. Checks are issued monthly following approval at the Board of Education meeting, which typically falls on the third Monday of each month. Checks are mailed the following business day.

Questions regarding accounts payable can be directed to Lorenda Szyka, Accounts Payable Specialist, (847) 824-1607.

Budgetary & Financial Reports

The District business office is responsible for adopting and publishing following financial reports.

2017-2018 Final Adopted Budget

Final Adopted Budget, September 17, 2017 – complete document (PDF - 8 MB)

As of January 10, 2008, and in order to comply with Illinois Senate Bill 783, District 62 Board of Education reports contracts on the district’s website for all contracts awarded over $25,000 and all collective bargaining contracts. A summary of all contracts awarded over $25,000 are listed here:


The Payroll Office is responsible for generating paychecks, and makes sure the district employees receive it on time.  For payroll questions please contact  Alexa McNish, Payroll Specialist (847) 824-1609.


The purchasing function supports schools through the procurement of supplies, maintenance agreements, repair services, and equipment. A central warehouse maintains inventory of frequently used supplies, paper and textbooks.

Questions regarding purchasing may be directed to Susan Artarian, Purchasing Specialist, (847) 824-1144.