This division is responsible for the direct supervision and management of the business operations of the district.
The division is composed of the Finance, Purchasing, Audit, Federal Programs, Payroll Services and Employee Benefits Departments.
The Finance Department is led by Ms. Sylvia D. Garcia, CPA, Director. The Finance Department encompasses Accounts Payable and Fixed Assets.
Mr. Amaro Tijerina, Director, leads the Purchasing Department
Mrs. Zelda Lopez, Director, leads the Payroll Services Department.
Ms. Irma Villarreal, Director, leads the Federal Programs Department team.
Mr. Carlos Resendes and Mrs. Delia Orellana, District Auditors lead the Audit Department.
Dr. Ronaldo Cavazos, Director, leads the Employee Benefits Department.
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program (CAFR Program)
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program (CAFR Program) in 1945 to encourage and assist state and local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal. The goal of the program is not to assess the financial health of participating governments, but rather to ensure that users of their financial statements have the information they need to do so themselves.
Reports submitted to the CAFR program are reviewed by selected members of the GFOA professional staff and the GFOA Special Review Committee (SRC), which comprises individuals with expertise in public sector financial reporting and includes financial statement preparers, independent auditors, academics, and other finance professionals.
The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts' Transparency Stars program recognizes local governments for going above and beyond in their transparency efforts. The program recognizes government entities that accomplish the following:
Open their books not only in their traditional finances, but also in the areas of contracts and procurement, economic development, public pensions and debt obligations; and provide clear and meaningful financial information not only by posting financial documents, but also through summaries, visualizations, downloadable data and other relevant information.
Edinburg CISD has been awarded the Traditional Finances Transparency Star for its increased transparency that allows taxpayers to understand public services and spending decisions to a greater extent than ever before.
ECISD has also been awarded the Debt Obligations Transparency Star for posting debt summaries, data visualizations, as well as documents to its finance website.
Tax Levy 2019 - 05: This year's tax levy to fund maintenance and operations expenditures does not exceed last year's maintenance and operations tax levy.