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Financial Oversight Committee

NOTICE: Jeffco Public Schools is seeking engaged Jeffco parents, staff and community members to support the district and Board of Education by serving on the Financial Oversight Committee. Apply using the Online Application process. Applicants will be reviewed by the Board of Education in May so that members can be appointed in June to begin commttee work for the 2019/2020 school year. Applicants will be contacted via email after the close of the application period on April 21, and those meeting committee membership requirements will be advised of next steps.

The Financial Oversight Committee was established in December 1999. The committee typically meets monthly throughout the school year with the primary function to assist the Board of Education in fulfilling its fuduciary oversight responsibilities per district policy DIEE and DIEE-R by reviewing:

  • financial reports and other financial information used internally and provided by the district to any governmental body or the public; 

  • the district's system of internal controls regarding finance, accounting, legal compliance and ethics that management and the Board have established; 

  • the business risk of the district; and

  • the district's accounting and financial reporting processes generally.

Consistent with this function, the Financial Oversight Committee should encourage continuous improvement of, and should foster adherence to the district's policies, procedures and practices at all levels.

Committee Members

In 1999, the Board of Education chose citizens from a group of applicants to serve on the District's Financial Oversight Committee.

This group meets at least 10 times a year and has seven business community members. They are:

Mary Everson
Certified Public Accountant

Brian Ballard (Chair)
President, FirstBank, West

Mike Bestor
Retired, former City Manager, Golden

Gordon Calahan
President, Calahan Construction

Scott Tarbox
Attorney, Rumler Tarbox Lyden Law Corp.

Bob West
Retired, former CFO, Apex Park and Recreation District

Minutes Meetings

Financial Oversight Committee typically meets once a month during the school year and with the Board of Education quarterly. 

2018-2019 Meetings Schedule

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Kathleen Askelson
Chief Financial Officer

Debbie Rainguet
Executive Asst. to CFO

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