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.

Contact Us


Cec. KoontzDirector of Finance & Operations503-606-2263ckoontz@central.k12.or.us


Paula McGaheyAdministrative Specialist503-606-2511pmcgahey@central.k12.or.us


Heidi BroadusFinance Technical Analyst(finance, budgets, grant management)503-606-2213hbroadus@central.k12.or.us

Joanne DivanFinance Technical Analyst(District travel, purchasing,)503-606-2259jdivan@central.k12.or.us

Gayle BewleyAccounts Payable Specialist(Accounts payable processing)503-606-3211gbewley@central.k12.or.us

Coming - SPRING - 2023

The Central School District 13J Budget Committee will begin it's budget process for the 2023-24 FY in early spring 2023. Check back for details on open zone repressive seats, meeting dates, and how you can be involved. (The Budget Committee typical holds meetings April - June of each year.)

Budget Committee Zones 1 - 7

Read: Description of Zone Boundaries -->HERE

Citizen Overview of Local Budget Law

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

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) 2022 - 23 Budget Links

Notice of Central School District 13J Budget Meetings

Hybrid (In-person and Virtual)

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, 2022 to June 30, 2023, will be held in April, May, and , potentially, June in the Henry Hill Education Center Board Room, 750 S. 5th Street, Independence, Oregon. Scheduled meetings will be held both in-person and remote. Meetings can be viewed on the

Info Central Youtube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel.

The second budget committee meeting will be on the 23th day of May, 2022 at 6:30 pm. Further budget presentations will take place as well as deliberations.


Please submit comments in advance by 3:00 pm on Friday May 20, 2022 to pmcgahey@central.k12.or.us

A copy of the budget document may be inspected online at www.central.k12.or.us or obtained by mail via email request to pmcgahey@central.k12.or.us