About Business Services

Responsibilities of the Department of Business Services include many aspects of financial planning for the District, including budgeting, the annual tax levy, investments, and financial reporting. The department consists of three areas, including:

  • Accounts Payable which handles purchasing, receiving, invoice payments and contracts
  • Payroll which handles payroll processing for all District employees, as well as employee pension and retirement benefits
  • The District's insurance coverage and many aspects of the Food Service Program, including the State of Illinois Free and Reduced Lunch program.

The goal of the department is to increase student achievement by providing financial support to staff and students of the District as directed by the School Board.

2023-2024 Tax Levy

The proposed aggregate tax levy for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 is scheduled to be officially estimated on November 13. The Board will hold a public hearing on the levy and is scheduled to approve the final levy on December 11. In late December, the levy will be filed with the Kane County Clerk, which will set the tax rate. 

Recognizing the complexity of this topic, we wanted to provide additional information to clarify the process and the decision’s potential impact on taxpayers. View the frequently asked questions document to learn more about the tax levy set by the District, the tax rate set by the County, and the varying impacts on taxpayers.

View Tax Levy FAQs

Financial Documents


Bidders are invited to submit bids in conformance with the requirements established within the invitation to bid. Submit your sealed bids to the attention of:

Mr. Justin Attaway
Chief Operating Officer

Community Unit School District 303
201 S. 7th Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
(331) 228-5086

Invitations to Bid

Business Services Management

JA Justin Attaway

Chief Operating Officer

MM Melissa Maeder

Director of Business Services

WS Wendy Sedwick

Coordinator of Business Services/Food Service Director

Business Services - Payroll

JB Jennifer Bonnema

Payroll Supervisor

JP Jeanine Pengiel

Lead Payroll Specialist

LW Lauren Westergren

Payroll Specialist

Business Services Staff

SW Sharon Wlezien

Grant Coordinator/Accounts Payable & Receivable Specialist

PT Patricia Townsend

Accounts Payable/Food Service Specialist

DB Debra Beal

Lead Accounts Payable Specialist

AW Amy Wonneberger

Admin. Assistant - Chief Operating Officer