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Financial Oversight Committee

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 fiduciary 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.

FOC Conclusions/Recommendations to the Board of Education

Now taking applications for 2023-24

The Financial Oversight Committee will have one vacancy going into the 2023-24 school year. The District is currently taking applications from interested community members until an April 28 deadline. To apply, please complete the Financial Oversight Committee Application

Committee Members

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

By policy, the FOC shall meet at least four times annually. The annual schedule for this committee generally includes eight meetings.

The committee is comprised of seven business community members. FOC members are:

Amy Alvarez
Account Executive of District Partnerships, Newsela

Brian Ballard
Chief Credit Officer, FirstBank

Christine Havlin
Healthcare Business Consultant

Melissa Jamieson
Deputy Director, St. Louis County Children's Service Fund

Jessica Keene, Chair
CPA, Financial Analyst/Internal Controls 

Robert Last
Vice President of Operations & Finance Strategic Steering Committee, LDIS

Theresa Shelton, Rep. to Audit Committee
Founder and President, TMD Advisors



Brenna Copeland
Chief Financial Officer

Charley Falkenburg
Executive Assistant to the CFO

Minutes Meetings

Financial Oversight Committee typically meets eight times during the school year, and with the Board of Education quarterly. 

2023-2024 Meetings Schedule

  • 05/28/2024 – Agenda & Minutes
  • 04/23/2024 – Agenda & Minutes
  • 02/20/2024 – Agenda & Minutes
  • 01/23/2024 – Agenda & Minutes
  • 11/28/2023 – Agenda & Minutes
  • 10/24/2023 – Agenda & Minutes
  • 09/26/2023 – Agenda & Minutes
  • 08/22/2023 – Agenda & Minutes

2022-2023 Meetings Schedule

2021-2022 Meetings Schedule 

2020-2021 Meetings Schedule

2019-2020 Meetings Schedule

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