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Rockford Area Schools-Business Office Staff and Major Responsibilities:

Sara Pepin EXT 4001

Account Clerk Accounts Payable & Receivable

  • Account Clerk for accounts receivable- all deposits for the school district
  • Account Clerk for accounts payable- responsible for final purchase order processing and paying of all bills
  • Building & Grounds Director support

Christa Larson EXT 4000

Account Clerk/MARSS Coordinator

  • MARSS Coordinator, student data reporting
  • Food Service Assistance, including Application for Educational Benefits (Free/Reduced Meals) Processing
  • Registrar for district students
  • Home School
  • Open Enrollment
  • Business Manager Assistant
  • District Office Assistant
  • Mail and Deliveries

Patty Vacek EXT 4003 Direct 612-505-4523

Payroll/Benefits 

  • Payroll-Responsible for entering all timecards, processing semi-monthly payroll, and paying corresponding deductions, W2 and 1095 generation
  • ACA Coordinator
  • Lane Changes and Graduation Credit Approval
  • Employee Benefit Management
  • ID Badge
  • Human Resorces Software (Smart Systems) Data Management
  • Employment Verfication
  • Personnel File Management
  • Technology Support

Erin Raukar EXT 4009

Human Resource Director

  • Staff Onboarding
  • Job Postings-All district employment postings external and internal 
  • Title X1 Coordinator
  • Leave of Absence/FMLA
  • Workers Compensation 
  • Employee Negotiations 

Ivonne Padilla EXT 4004

Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent and School Board

  • Public Relations
  • District Newsletter
  • School Board Meeting Procedures
  • Policy Development
  • Elections

Tanley Lego EXT 4006

Business Manager

  • Employment Contract Management
  • Budget Development
  • Liaison to 4.0 Transportation
  • Liaison to Taher Food Service