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Senior Director

As Senior Director of External Business, Norma Fajardo's primary responsibility is fiscal oversight of school districts in Imperial County (AB1200).  She is also responsible for the following:

  • Providing guidance to districts in all areas of budgeting and accounting.
  • Acting as the liaison between the California Department of Education and districts in the county.
  • Approving and disapproves district budgets and quarterly reports.
  • Reviewing negotiated contracts and agreed upon salary and benefit settlements and comments on same.
  • Monitoring the accounting portion of the SACS system and working with the ICOE technology department on financial system questions that involve districts.
  • Working with agencies to provide fiscal workshops in the valley.
  • Sitting on committees containing both CDE and County personnel.
  • Managing Fiscal Advisory Services Staff.

Contact Information

Norma Fajardo
Senior Director, External Business
Phone: (760) 312-6585
Fax: (760) 312-6161
Email: nfajardo@icoe.org

Assistant Director

Assistant Director, Gina Chaparro, is responsible for a mix of duties within the department.  They include but are not limited to:   

  • Managing and supervising the accounts payable auditing process.
  • Overseeing all aspects of district LCFF calculations.
  • Overseeing all aspects of district data collection to include deferred maint. certifications, state school building interest, audit certifications.
  • Coordinating all aspects of audit contract process for districts, district budget publication process, district apportionment process, pupil personnel attendance process.
  • Assisting in review of required district financial reports and salary agreements per AB 1200.
  • Assisting in monitoring and providing aid to districts in all aspects of budgeting, interim and closing process
  • Supervising any future accounting staff

Contact Information

Gina Chaparro
Assistant Director, Fiscal Advisory Services
Phone: (760) 312-6479 
Fax: (760) 312-6161
E-mail: ginach@icoe.org

Accountant

The duties of our Accountant, Carmen Gonzalez-Lanz include, but are not limited to:   

  • Reviews accounts and programs to ensure compatibility with California School Accounting Manual requirements.
  • Provides technical assistance to district staff regarding accounts payable and accounting procedures.
  • Monitors and maintains that cash activity in ICSIS financial system is in agreement with the County Treasury.
  • Assisting in providing aid to districts in all aspects of budgeting, interim and closing process

Contact Information

Carmen Gonzalez-Lanz
Accountant, Fiscal Advisory Services
Phone: (760) 312-6525 
Fax: (760) 312-6161
E-mail: carmen.gonzalez-lanz@icoe.org

 

District Account Technician

The duties of our District Account Technician, Claudia Jaquez, include:

  • Leading in auditing the accounts payable / commercial warrants.
  • Monitoring district fund balances.
  • Processing deposits and transfers on a daily basis.
  • Maintaining all records of deposits and transfers.
  • Working with Imperial County Auditors department in verifying that deposits and journal entries that are made on their end coincide with ICOE records.
  • Various data entry.

Contact Information

Claudia Jaquez
District Account Technician, Fiscal Advisory Services
Phone: (760) 312-6407
Fax: (760) 312-6161
E-mail: claudia.jaquez@icoe.org