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Overview
 
The Finance & Operations Division is responsible for the direct supervision and management of the business operations of the District.
 
The Division is composed of the Finance, Purchasing, Payroll & Employee Benefits, Personnel, Insurance, Internal Auditing, and Federal Programs Departments.
 
The Finance Department is led by Sylvia D. Garcia, CPA, Director.
The Finance Department encompasses Accounts Payable and Fixed Assets.
 
Amaro Tijerina, Director, leads the Purchasing Department.
 
Zelda Martinez, Director, oversees the Payroll & Employee Benefits Department.
 
Margarita Oyervides, Director, manages the Personnel Department.
 
Dustin Garza, Manager, leads the Insurance Department.
 
Delia C. Orellana and Carlos Resendez, District Auditors, spearhead the Internal Audit Department.
 
Irma Villarreal, Director, heads the Federal Programs Department team.
Within Finance & Operations, the Federal Programs Department encompasses the Migrant and Parental Involvement Departments.
 
 
Awards
 
 
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program (ACFR Program)
 
Certificate of Achievement
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program (ACFR 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 ACFR 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.
 
Transparency Stars
 
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.
 
Transparency star traditional finances
 
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.
 
Transparency star debt obligations
 
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.