Robbinsdale Area Schools

Business Services / Finance

The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is pleased to award Independent School District 281 - Robbinsdale Area Schools the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE). ASBO International’s COE recognizes districts that have met the program’s high standards for financial reporting and transparency. The school district earned the Certificate of Excellence for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended 2020. 


We are dedicated to exemplary financial stewardship of the funds the school district receives from federal, state and local levels. Robbinsdale Area Schools has been recipients of financial awards from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) for 19 consecutive years.

Annual Budget

The Robbinsdale Area School District’s fiscal year commences July 1 of each year, which is consistent with most school districts and is law in Minnesota. The School Board, by law, must have a budget adopted for the upcoming fiscal year prior to July 1.

The budget sets forth the financial plan for the forthcoming fiscal year. It is based on the projected financial needs of the District and serves to allocate limited resources in the best possible way to provide the best educational opportunities to students. 

Financial Structure

The financial activity 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


Ukee Dozier 
Executive Director of Finance

Greg Hein
Executive Director of Finance, special assignment

Virginia Verbrugge
Assistant Finance Director

Beth Tomlinson

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

Finance Information/Documents