Business & Finance

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TCAPS Earns Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has awarded Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) its Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 11th consecutive year.

“For the last 11 years in a row, our district has received recognition for adhering to the highest standard of financial reporting and transparency,” said Paul Soma, superintendent of Traverse City Area Public Schools. “It is a standard that we are proud to achieve on behalf of our families and our community.”

TCAPS received the certificate based on its excellence in financial reporting, including accounting practices and reporting procedures. Less than 2% of school districts in Michigan typically receive this award each year.

ASBO created the certificate as a way of recognizing school districts that meet the highest standard in financial reporting. The awards are given based on school districts’ Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports, which demonstrate the credibility of a school system’s operations, the integrity and technical competence of its business staff, and transparency and accountability in financial reporting.

2015 TCAPS Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Staff Directory

NAME (Alpha Order)
Cairns, Beckie
Payroll Coordinator
Farah, Cindy
Purchasing Coordinator
Greenan, Michele
Executive Assistant
Low, Sandy
Director of Finance
McCumber, Keri
Accounts Payable
Murray, Michele
Accounting Coordinator
Niswonger, Cindy
Payroll Coordinator
Christine Thomas-Hill
Executive Director of Finance & Operations
Sattler, Carrie
Childcare/Accounts Receivable
Souden, Wes
Director of Business Services