Business & Operations

Business and Operations

Through the prudent management of District resources, the Business Office seeks to support the educational mission of the District. The Business Office is responsible for the oversight of the District's $58.5 million annual operating budget. Daily operations include: payroll, purchasing, accounts payable, employee benefits, cash management, state and federal grant funding, mandatory financial reporting, property / casualty insurance, student transportation, and food service.


The D181 Business Office received the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 17th year from the Association of School Business Officials International for its reporting in Fiscal Year 2019. This certificate honors school districts for their high-quality Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports, a report which goes beyond the minimums established by the National Council on Governmental Accounting. This award is a testament to our community that D181 is credible and transparent and is viewed by credit-rating agencies as a positive factor in decision making.

Click the link at left to review a variety of our financial reports.

Rick Engstrom

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Assistant Superintendent of Business & Operations

Rick Engstrom
630.861.4950

Caitlin Norton


Director of Financial Services

Caitlin Norton
630.861.4932

Business Department Contact Information

Accountant/Payroll Supervisor
Patricia O'Connor
630.861.4942

Business Financial Analyst
Adrian Fulgencio
630.861.4932

Payroll Clerk/Bookkeeper
Karen Majewski
630.861.4936