District Business and Advisory Services (DBAS) provides fiscal oversight for 31 school districts and 5 Joint Power Authorities (JPAs) in Santa Clara County. Additionally, DBAS provides business support services for all school districts, JPAs, community college districts, and charter schools in this county. This department serves as a financial hub for the collection, processing and dissemination of fiscal, budgetary, and related statistical information and reports for K-12 school districts within the county. The department also provides guidance to districts and charters on various topics including the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), property taxes, attendance accounting, and special education funding.
The department acts in an advisory capacity to assist and support districts with general school business and financial operations. Training is provided on a wide variety of school business issues and computer systems.
Payroll audits are another function of this department. Staff provides service, support and assistance to school districts, community colleges and charter schools of Santa Clara County. In addition, this department processes over 650,000 warrants and over 33,000 W-2s annually with a total payroll of over $1,215,813,900.00 gross wages.
The department essential roles are advisory and business services as outlined below.
Resources for Fiscal Administrators
Advisory Services provides a wide variety of services, including:
The department is also responsible for AB 1200 fiscal oversight, including reviewing each district's adopted budget, interim budget reports, unaudited actual report, audit resolution process, and proposed collective bargaining agreements.
Business Services provides services and serves as the liaison and reporting agent for the following items: