Financial Services

The Financial Services Division manages general financial operations of Central School District 13J. Our Team provides accountability to the public for all business operations which includes Budget Management, Revenue Forecasting, Financial Reporting, Grant Accounting, Purchasing, and Risk Management. 

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Cec. KoontzDirector of Finance &

Paula McGaheyAdministrative

Heidi BroadusFinance Technical Analyst(finance, budgets, grant management)

Joanne DivanFinance Technical Analyst(District travel, purchasing,)

Gayle BewleyAccounts Payable Specialist(Accounts payable processing) 

23-24 FY Budget meetings for CSD 13J have concluded.

Central School District 13J Budget  2023-24

Thank you to all of the budget committee members who joined us during this unusually challenging year to put together a budget that fills the needs of our families as best as we can predict!

* * note: Links to budget documents from previous years as well as the final budgets are available below * *


FY 24-35 Budget Meetings


FUTURE BUDGET MEETINGS:  Public meetings of the Budget Committee of Central School District 13J, Polk County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for fiscal year July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025, will be held in April, May, and June of 2024, in the Henry Hill Education Center Board Room, 750 S. 5th Street, Independence, Oregon. All meetings can be viewed streaming on the “Info Central 13J”  YouTube channel.

Information about joining the budget committed will be posted in early 2024. In the mean time, questions may be sumbitted to Paula McGahey at Also, be sure to read more information about Local Budget Law provided below.

Citizen Overview of Local Budget Law

Are you curious about your role, as a citizen, in the local budget process for Central School District?

Or maybe you have questions about the requirements of local government as related to budget laws?

The Oregon Department of Revenue (OR DOR) has a page that can answer these questions as well as provide other information that you may find helpful.

Check out the OR DOR page titled "Citizen overview of local budget law"!

(note - This link will direct you off of the Central School District website to an official website of the State of Oregon. Any questions or concerns about their website should be directed to their website administrator)

(Archived) 2023-24 Budget Committee Information and Links (Drop-Down List) 

2023-24 SY Budget Committee Vacancies

Zones 1, 4, 5, and 6


The Central School District 13J, Board of Directors, is seeking patrons to serve on the 2023-24 School Year Budget Committee for zones 1, 4, 5, and 6. (Description below) To be eligible, an applicant must live in the district in an open zone; not be an officer or employee of the district; and be a qualified voter of the district. If the Board does not receive qualified candidates from within a zone, an out-of-zone appointment may be made.


Interested parties should submit a letter of interest to the School Board. By Mail: c/o Paula McGahey 750 S. Fifth Street, Independence, OR 97351 or By EMAIL: or By Google Form:(( Click here for Google Form )). Applications MUST BE RECEIVED by March 14, 2023 @ 3:30 p.m. The Board will review applicants and make appointments at their regular meeting on April 03, 2023, to be held at 750 S. Fifth Street, Independence, OR at 6:30 p.m.  For more information, please call 503-606-2251. The Budget Committee typically meets April-June of each year. A committee seat term is 3 years.


Zone 1- Area of the City of Independence north of Monmouth Street extended (within city limits) Term Expires: 06/30/23

Zone 4- Area of the City of Monmouth west of Pacific Highway and north of Jackson Street (within the city limits) Term Expires: 06/30/22

Zone 5- Area of the City of Monmouth west of Pacific Highway and south of Jackson Street (within the city limits only) Term Expires: 06/30/22

Zone 6- Area of the district in Polk County outside of the cities of Monmouth and Independence and north of Monmouth and Independence and the Monmouth-Falls City State Highway- Term Expires: 06/30/24

Budget Committee Zones 1 - 7

Read: Description of All Zone Boundaries -->HERE