Contact Information for the Financial & Business Services Areas


Phone Numbers:
Main: 919.807.3600
Fax: 919.807.3604
Mailing Address:
Department of Public Instruction
6336 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6336
Physical Address:
Department of Public Instruction
301 N Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2825



Chief School Business Officer: Alexis Schauss
Asst Director of School Business: Leigh Ann Kerr
School Allotments: Lydia Prude, Section Chief
School Reporting: Gwendolyn Tucker, Section Chief
Monitoring and Compliance: Irwin Benjamin, Section Chief

School Business manages $9.5 billion of state funds and $1 billion of federal funds that are alloted to local school districts (LEAs) and public schools. We collect, compile and analyze public school financial, student and personnel data. We provide support to LEAs and public school financial offices and monitor compliance with state and federal laws.

Who We Are - School Business
(pdf, 38kb)   LAST UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

School Business Organization Chart
(pdf, 29kb)   LAST UPDATED: DECEMBER 14, 2018



Chief Financial Officer: Barbara Roper
Director of Financial Services: Meera Phaltankar
Accounting Controls and Reporting: Bonaventure Ezewuzie, Section Chief
Accounts Payable and School Nutrition Claims: Regetta Darden, Section Chief
Budget Management: Vacant, Section Chief
Cash Management: Samiel Fuller, Section Chief
Purchasing and Contracts: Tymica Dunn, Section Chief

Chief Financial Officer Organization Chart
(pdf, 14kb)   LAST UPDATED: DECEMBER 14, 2018

Financial Services Organization Chart
(pdf, 15kb)   LAST UPDATED: DECEMBER 14, 2018



For your convenience, the Financial & Business Services Directory is arranged in the following formats:

By Division
Listings arranged by divisions.

By Section
Listings arranged by sections.

By Staff
Alphabetical listing of staff members.

By Area of Specialty
Listing of specialties and the staff members responsible for each specialty.