Financial and Business Services

School Business manages approximately $11 billion in state and federal funds and provides various technical support services to School Districts/Local Education Agencies (LEAs), Independent Public Schools (IPS - charters, lab schools, and regional schools), their employees, and other public school stakeholders.

Keep up to date with us through our Newsletters, the What's New section below, and our topic pages in the navigation bar to the right. 

School Business Systems Information for New Finance Officers and Staff - Please follow this link to our Finance Office Guides heading to find our summary of key operating systems.

What's New

The Calculating Low Wealth Supplemental Funding file posted on the Allotments page last week is being reviewed.  An updated file will be posted soon.


Bonuses FY 2023


COVID Funds - Expenditure and Allotments Data spreadsheet as of December 31, 2022 and the Allotment and Expenditure Data Visualization is through December 31, 2022.


Updated Classified Salary Schedule Information December 2022: Schedules and SBE materialDiscussion from the SBE meeting on November 30th.


ESSER I and GEER Liquidation - The final liquidation date for the federal funds that expired on September 30, 2022 is January 28, 2023 not January 31st.


Federal Procurement Waiver Process Changes: Webinar Recording and Presentation


Federal Reversion Materials: Encumbrance Validation Form and Reversion FAQ

Contact Information

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School Business Senior Director: Jennifer Bennett
Public School Budget Manager: John Keefer
School Allotments: Kristie Weber, Section Chief
School Reporting: Gwendolyn Tucker, Section Chief
Monitoring & Compliance: Shirley McFadden, Section Chief

School Business manages state and federal funds that are allotted to LEAs and IPSs. We collect, compile and analyze public school financial, student and personnel data. We provide support to LEA and ISP financial offices and monitor compliance with state and federal laws.

Who We Are - School Business  April 2021

Phone Number: 984-236-2440

Mailing Address:
School Business
Department of Public Instruction
6336 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6336

2022-2023 List of NC LEAs (school systems) including Independent Public Schools and other Educational Entities

LEA contact information, including Superintendents, Finance Officers, Personnel Administrators, & Principals can be found in EDDIE. Use the LEA Personnel Report (located under the Reports Menu) to obtain all LEAs, or use the Search or Selection boxes to navigate to an individual LEA or school. For help with LEA or school information and creating mailing labels or reports, please go to the EDDIE Information page.

Independent Public Schools (Charter, Laboratory, Regional) contact information is in EDDIE. Charter schools can also be found on the Office of Charter Schools website: Charter School Contacts.