Financial and Business Services

The Division of 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, regional schools, and the Innovative School District), their employees, and other public school stakeholders.

What's New

Summary of 2020-21 Legislation January 20, 2021

2020-21 Local Per Pupil Reporting and Charter School Membership by LEA – LEAs only

All 115 LEAs (school districts) are required to complete the template and the survey. Please complete both and submit by January 15, 2021.

G.S. 115C-218-105(d) requires each LEA to provide to the State Board of Education detailed information related to the calculation and transfer of the per pupil share of the LEA’s local current expense fund.  LEAs are required to provide this information (the template) to the State Board of Education each year.

In addition, the Division of School Business collects data annually (the survey) on the number of students in each LEA attending charter schools.  Previous years information can be found at NC DPI: Student Enrollment, School Personnel, and Reports “Charter School Membership by LEA – Survey Results.”

All LEAs (not Charter, Regional, Lab Schools or the ISD) are required to submit data by January 15, 2021 using both:

If you have questions, contact


NCPRO Notice of CRF Deadline Extension

CRF ABC Transfers Presentation for all IPS

CRF Transfer Guidance

NCPRO Letter

Presentation of COVID Funds and Status as of September 30, 2020

COVID Allotment Policy Manual 2020-21  December 3, 2020

Schedule of COVID Funds as of October 9, 2020

COVID-19 Allocation Summary by Unit November 25, 2020

CRF Guidance from US Treasury

State COVID Appropriations and Provisions

Federal CARES Act

Emergency Leave


Contact Information

Division of School Business

Division of School Business

Chief School Business Officer: Alexis Schauss
School Allotments: Lydia Prude, Section Chief
School Reporting: Gwendolyn Tucker, Section Chief
Public School Budget Manager: John Keefer

The Division of 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  September 11, 2018

School Business Organization Chart  December 10, 2019

Phone Number: 984-236-2440

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

LEAs and Schools

LEAs and Schools

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

Fraud and Misuse of Funds