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Office of Business Services & Operations

About the

OFFICE OF BUSINESS SERVICES & OPERATIONS

The Office of Business Services & Operations provides accounting, budgeting, auditing, payroll, maintenance, operations, safety and security, and other support services to all Berks County Intermediate Unit programs; as well as offering services to internal and external clients and partners. In addition, this office coordinates transportation for the following school districts: Antietam, Muhlenberg, Reading, and Tulpehocken Area.

Key office responsibilities in the following areas can be viewed below:

  • Financial Accounting Services
  • Management Services
  • Safety & Security Consortium
  • Operations and Maintenance Services
  • Transportation Services

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING & MANAGEMENT SERVICES

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING SERVICES

  • Fiscal Management
  • Daily Operations
  • Cash Management
  • Internal auditing
  • Financing and Borrowing
  • Annual Financial Report preparation
  • Financial Accounting Services for Berks County School Districts Health Trust

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

  • Insurance
  • Statistical studies
  • Financial surveys
  • Lease agreements and contracts
  • Collective bargaining negotiations
  • Berks County School Districts Health Trust
  • Disseminate State/Federal education information to school districts
  • CDA Voucher program
  • Receptionist duties
  • Mailroom operations

SAFETY & SECURITY CONSORTIUM

The Berks County Intermediate Unit, on behalf of subscribing schools in Berks County, employs a full-time Safety and Security Program Administrator for consulting services and training related to safe schools’ issues to provide guidance and expertise of the safety concerns that are surfacing as district safe schools’ staff enhance their practices and implement mandated requirements, as per Act 44 of 2018.

Responsibilities include:

  • Crisis and Emergency Response Planning
  • School Safety and Security Assessments
  • Training and Exercises
School Hallway

OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE SERVICES

  • Grounds and maintenance of (11) IU owned and leased facilities
  • Custodial services for (12) IU owned and leased facilities
  • Safety and Training
  • Central Warehouse
  • Interschool deliveries
  • Room reservations
  • Security access and monitoring
  • All Hazard Planning
  • Safe Schools
  • Cafeteria services liaison
  • Centralized Purchasing
  • Bids and Requests for Proposal
  • Joint Purchasing
Children getting on BCIU bus

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

The Berks County Intermediate Unit offers the following transportation services:

  • School District Contracts
  • Special Needs
  • Early Intervention
  • Head Start
  • Non-Profits
  • Vehicle fleet repairs and maintenance
  • Fuel management
  • Zonar fleet tracking
  • Driver training
  • CDL testing
  • Transfinder vehicle routing

CONTACT US

Donna DeLoretta
CFO | COO
610-987-8635
dondel@berksiu.org

Eric Clemmer
Assistant Director, Operations
610-987-8596
ericle@berksiu.org

Lucille Gallis
Assistant Director, Finance
610-987-8608
lucgal@berksiu.org

 

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