Robbinsdale Area Schools

Business Services

ASBO award

Robbinsdale Area Schools is home to an award-winning Business Services Department, which is dedicated to exemplary financial stewardship of the taxpayer dollars and funding the school district receives from federal, state and local levels.

In 2023, the department earned its 22nd consecutive Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO).

Business Services is home to three departments: Finance, Payroll and Purchasing

Business Services contacts


Virginia Verbrugge
Assistant Finance Director


Valerie Milinkovich
Purchasing Director
763-504-8052 | Fax: 763-504-8971


Karen Timm
Payroll Director
763-504-8044 | Fax: 763-504-8971


Karylanne Marchand
Office Manager

Business Services Departments


Robbinsdale Area Schools sent out three surveys seeking input about what the priorities for next year’s budget should be: one to families and community members, another to staff, and a third to high school students. The survey was completed by 976 family and community members, 561 staff members, and 453 high school students.

view the results

Chief Financial Officer


Chief Financial Officer

Bid Notices

Vendors and contractors are invited to review the district's bid notices on a regular basis. Bid notices are published on the district website, and in the legal newspaper in accordance with applicable law.


For more information about federal ESSER (COVID) funding, please review the most recent School Board update from Jan. 4, 2022.

Financial Department

The financial structure of the district is accounted for in several funds. Each fund is an independent accounting entity having its own set of accounts, assets, liabilities, fund balances, revenues and expenditures. The budget, approved by the School Board, reports on the following funds: 

  • General
  • Capital Expenditure (General Fund)
  • Child Nutrition
  • Community Service
  • Building Construction
  • Debt Service

District financial information

For finance information, such as budgets and reports, scroll down.

Finance Department contacts


Scott Chanthorabout
Senior Accountant


Katelyn Smith
Accounts Receivable

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Derek Ewer
Finance Accounts Payable

Finance Resources and Documents

Booster-PTO-PTA Accounting and Operations

Students are afforded many unique opportunities to showcase talents and skills as a result of the support made available from the dedication of these volunteer organizations. On behalf of the students, faculty and administration we want to express our appreciation and gratitude. Thank you!

In order to keep booster club /parent organizations informed, the following guidelines have been established. The guidelines are meant
to assist all organizations in staying in compliance with applicable Federal/State laws and local school district policies.

Booster Clubs/parent organizations are integral parts in supporting and strengthening the programs and student groups of Robbinsdale Area Schools.

Accounting and Operations Manual for Booster Clubs, PTO and PTA