Business & Operations

Community Consolidated School District 181


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 2020. 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.


The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) awarded Community Consolidated School District 181 the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for excellence in budget presentation for the 2021-22 budget year. The MBA award promotes and recognizes best budget presentation practices in school districts.

This is the first year the District has submitted its budget presentation for the award and the MBA is the highest designation possible from the ASBO.

Click here to review a variety of financial reports.

Business & Operations Department

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Assistant Superintendent of Business & Operations
Rick Engstrom
630.861.4950


Director of Financial Services
Caitlin Norton
630.861.4932


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

Accounts Payable Clerk
Julia Barraza

Business Office

Assistant Superintendent of Business & Operations
Rick Engstrom
630.861.4950

Administration Center
115 West 55th Street
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
630.861.4942