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Business, Buildings & Grounds

FinanceThe Business Office for District 86 is located in the main school building at 4600 N. Oak Park Ave. 

The office is generally open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Financial Philosophy

Union Ridge School District 86 is committed to creating, maintaining and improving educational programs in a fiscally responsible and efficient manner.  We take great care in ensuring that local tax revenue, state, federal and other revenue received are used to maximize the learning potential for each student.

Our multifaceted approach includes increasing revenues and controlling expenditures.

Increasing Revenues

  • Supporting legislation that increases the state's funding of education
  • Seeking grants from the state and federal governments, and from private sources
  • Developing partnerships with and donations from companies, service organizations, and foundations
  • Seeking waivers from the state when deemed appropriate

Controlling Expenditures

  • Operating efficiently and effectively in all areas
  • Controlling costs in non-educational areas to provide resources for use in instructional programs
  • Managing direct educational expenditures
  • Continuing a preventative maintenance program
  • Purchasing goods and services on a competitive basis
  • Utilizing volunteers
  • Refinancing debt taking advantage of interest rate savings
  • Seeking shared service/purchasing opportunities with other agencies

Responsibilities

The Business Office is responsible for the fiscal and operational management of the districts, including:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Employee Benefits
  • Facilities Management
  • Fee Collection
  • Food Service
  • Insurance
  • Payroll
  • Purchasing
  • Technology Services
  • Transportation

 

Mrs. Margaret Kyne

Mrs. Margaret Kyne
Finance Manager
708 867-5822 x 409

 

 
Mr. Tom Simmons
                        
Mr. Tom Simmons
Operations Manager
708 867-5822 x 407

 

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