Business & Finance

NOTE: Required documents concerning budgets, contracts and other financial information are located on our District Financial Information page


District 401's Business Office is responsible for overseeing the District's finances, operations, and buildings and grounds.

Mr. James P. Jennings is District 401's Assistant Superintendent for Finance & Operations / Chief School Business Official (CSBO).


The Business Office's financial responsibilities include the following: 

► Budget 

► Accounts Payable

► Student Activities 

► Registration of Students

► Accounts Payable

► Workers' Compensation


The Business Office's responsibilities for operations include the following programs and services: 

Before- and After-School Extended Care (BASEC)

Food Service / National School Lunch Program

High School Summer Academy (APEX)

K-8 Summer Academy



Buildings & Grounds

The Business Office's responsibilities for buildings and grounds include the following:  

► All Maintenance and Cleaning

► Construction Project Management

► Fire Protection & Security

► Risk Management

► Scheduling of Fields and Building Use

Mr. Joseph Sierra is head of the Buildings & Grounds Department. A full listing of Buildings & Grounds personnel can be found in the following directories:

► Buildings & Grounds Staff — Listed by Name

► Buildings & Grounds Staff — Listed by Department

For More Information

To learn more about the District's business and financial operations, please visit the pages and documents listed below.

District Financial Information

Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

Teachers' Contract

Memorandum of Agreement — Evaluation Committee & Evaluation Requests

► Memorandum of Understanding — Joint Schedule Change Committee

Custodians' Contract

Support Staff Contract

IMRF Total Compensation Packages

Salary & Benefits Report

Shared Services Report

Vendor Contracts

Stevens Amendment