Overview of administrative and support services
Mesa Public Schools focuses on increasing student achievement.
To reach this goal, some staff members work directly with students and teachers. Others support teaching and learning behind the scenes.
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Coordinates travel services; records extracurricular activity (state tax credit) donations; prepares financial statements; tracks
income, expenses, gifts, donations, Proposition 301 processing,
construction projects, district cell phones, district InTouch refunds, transportation billing, contracts and hourly Personnel Action Request Forms (PARFs)
for 001 and 520 funds; reconciles district, bank and county records.
Accounts Payable (472-0129) Processes invoices to pay for goods and services received; does not include Student Activities and auxiliary operations.
Athletics and K-12 Physical Education (elementary 472-0255; secondary 472-0250) Coordinates all athletics and physical education activities. Also see Elementary Physical Education.
Audit Services (472-0130) Acts as the liaison for all external audits; performs student attendance reviews and other internal audits; manages user access to the district’s financial system.
Business and Support Services (472-7205) Division of the Superintendency.
Career and Technical Education (472-0393) Assists secondary teachers in agricultural science, biotechnology, business education, computer science, family and consumer sciences, and industrial technology; coordinates curriculum; provides resources for all vocational programs, including online student career and skills assessments in cooperation with the Guidance and Counseling Department.
Career Ladder and Incentive Program (472-0350) Provides professional growth and leadership opportunities; supports teachers' instructional and assessment responsibilities; provides incentive compensation to eligible employees who meet pay-for-performance goals; provides the All Kids Are Gifted (Professional Development Academy) summer program, support for school programs, the professional development library, and collaborative learning team opportunities.
Career Services (472-0570) Division of Guidance helps students acquire skills to investigate the world of work and make informed career decisions.
Certified and Classified Personnel (472-0400) Recruit and hire all employees; coordinate the transfer process and the evaluation process; facilitate the recertification process; maintain the classified job hot line; manage substitute employee services; screen nonparent volunteers.
Communications and Marketing (472-0223) Helps schools, departments, the Superintendency and the Governing Board communicate with students, staff, parents, the public and the news media; coordinates district student, staff and volunteer recognition programs; collaborates with site administrators during a crisis.
Community Education (472-7250) Provides adult English language acquisition and general educational development (GED) classes, special interest classes for MPS employees, preschools, Kids Corner before- and after-school child-care, junior high after-school sports, elementary after-school enrichment activities, elementary and secondary summer school, summer KidzCamp, junor high A hour and senior high correspondence courses.
Computer and Email Help Desk (472-0044) See Information Systems.
Construction (472-6030) Oversees new building, major remodeling, system upgrades and portable relocation; develops plans and specifications; manages contracts; evaluates contractors; provides computer-aided-drafting, architectural and engineering drawings of school facilities; interprets building, fire, traffic, and planning and zoning codes; interprets Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines.
Creative and Performing Arts
Creative Arts (308-7350) Organizes traveling exhibits; develops kits and exhibits for classrooms; coordinates Artists-in-Residence, Performing Arts Package and Art Masterpiece programs; provides teacher training and resources in drama, dance and visual arts; prepares master schedules for elementary art.
Music (308-7350) Coordinates and provides support services for all schools; develops and revises curriculum; organizes district-sponsored music events; provides professional development; prepares master schedules for elementary music; screens applicants; assists the Purchasing Department in acquiring music equipment.
Educational Services (472-0205) Division of the Superintendency.
Educational Technology (472-0004) Helps teachers integrate technology and curriculum; supports school resource centers.
Educational Television (472-0080) Develops and produces promotional programming for schools and departments for broadcast on cable channel 99. Watch live or on demand.
Employee Benefits (472-7222) Administers all primary and voluntary employee benefits; publishes the Employee Benefits and Safety Journal and the Wellness Newsletter.
English Language Acquisition (308-7500) Supports English language learners via staff training, resource teachers, technicians and testing clerks; oversees the district’s Migrant Child Education Program.
Facility Rentals (472-0151) Coordinates community use of district facilities.
Financial Services (472-0115) Prepares and monitors the district budget; provides Organizational Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting System (OBARS) training; oversees Accounts Payable, Accounting, Federal and State Grants, Payroll and Student Funds.
Food and Nutrition (472-0900) Provides lunch, breakfast, after-school snacks and catering for school, district and community events.
Gifted and Talented (472-7244) Provides programs for high achievers; provides resources to regular classroom teachers.
Grant Support (472-0241) Provides teachers and administrators innovative, interactive website resources to identify, develop and submit grant applications to fund special projects, programs and activities.
Grounds (472-6008) Maintains landscaping and grounds; supports exterior capital projects.
Health Services (472-0562) Helps students achieve optimal wellness to enhance their readiness to learn and succeed.
Human Resources (472-0400) Oversees administrative, certified, classified and substitute employment.
Information Systems (472-0033) Installs hardware and software; repairs computers and printers; offers Web services, training, programming services and software support; provides network and server monitoring and repairs; supports telephone services; staffs the Help Desk (472-0044) for computer problems and email assistance.
Legal and Policy Services (472-0208) Assists with the proper application of Governing Board policies and administrative regulations; provides a library of resources to help schools and departments stay in compliance with federal and state laws; advises schools on legal documents related to students, such as custody and guardianship.
Library Services (472-7243) Library resource centers support students and teachers by providing access to information and materials that develop imaginations, guide investigations and generate ideas.
Mail Center (472-0945) Processes outgoing U.S. mail and other shipments; picks up and delivers interschool mail.
Maintenance (472-6006) Provides building upkeep and repairs; supports changes on interior capital projects; monitors air quality; supervises the asbestos program.
Materiel Distribution Center (472-0940) Acquires, stores, distributes and inventories school and department supplies; moves furniture and equipment to and from Used Surplus.
Mesa Distance Learning Program (472-7285) Offers kindergarten through 12-grade classes online.
Music (308-7350) See Creative and Performing Arts.
Native American Education Program (472-0577) Provides supplemental academic and attendance support via K-12 instructional assistants and homeschool liaisons to meet the cultural needs of all district students; offers a Native American cultural library and materials for teacher checkout; provides summer reading, writing and math programs; funds summer school scholarships as needed; offers study skills classes at Carson and Kino junior highs and at Westwood High.
(472-6006) Oversees Construction, Custodial, Resource Conservation, Grounds and Maintenance;
coordinates School Facilities Board issues, utility usage and energy
Payroll (472-0444) Pays employees; keeps sick leave and vacation records.
Prevention Programs (472-0585) Coordinates and monitors compliance with prevention grant requirements.
Printing and Publishing (472-0980) Provides graphic design, typesetting, artwork, printing, copying and binding; produces publications, such as handbooks, forms, curriculum, brochures, fliers, business cards and stationery; secures best-cost provider of off-site services.
Professional Development (472-0388) Coordinates district in-service classes and the registration system for certified and classified staff; administers the Teacher Evaluation System’s Acquired Knowledge Module requirement; manages a professional library.
Property Management (472-0973) Bar codes, inventories and maintains records of furniture and equipment worth more than $500; maintains land and building records; operates the Used Surplus facility; tracks property transfers, asset donations and theft of assets.
Purchasing (472-0140) Helps employees obtain supplies, equipment and professional services.
Reading, Writing and World Languages (472-0300) curriculum and instructional specialists provide training and resources for K-12 teachers.
Research and Evaluation
(472-0230) Provides information from surveys, databases and research
literature; supports state and district testing; helps schools collect
test and survey data; projects enrollment; produces district maps;
evaluates special projects; answers related parent questions; provides
grant writing support and the grant support Web site.
Risk Management (472-0365) Administers workers’ compensation, risk management and safety programs; publishes the Employee Benefits and Safety Journal.
Safety and Security (472-1150) Investigates attendance cases and issues citations for court appearances; responds to requests for assistance at schools; provides night patrol; trains campus security and crossing guards; facilitates Emergency Management Plans.
Science, Social Sciences and Mathematics (472-0260) Provides curriculum, materials, district tests, professional development, resources and related services for K-12 teachers; coordinates K-6 health education, 7-9 sex education (Project MESA), traffic safety classes, Flight Centers and Space Integration Modules.
Service Learning (308-7350) Engages students in volunteer school and community activities that enhance academic and extracurricular programs.
Special Education (472-0710) Provides programs and services for disabled students.
Special Education Genesea Help Desk (472-0855) Supports special education faculty and staff in the use of the Internet-based work-flow system that electronically generates and tracks individualized education programs, multidisciplinary evaluation team reports and other documents.
Special Education Preschool Office (472-0703) Screens children as young as 2½ years old for speech, hearing, vision and other developmental delays; provides free preschool programs for children identified with significant delays; offers additional resources for infants and toddlers.
Special Education Student Records (472-0605) Maintains records for students in the Special Education program.
Student Activities (472-0133) Coordinates and monitors student funds and auxiliary operations for clubs, athletics, bookstores and extracurricular activity donations, including accounting of monies, revenues, expenditures, payroll and financial statements.
Student Records (472-0741) Microfilms and maintains regular education student records.
Student Support Services (308-7550) Oversees Career Services, Guidance and Counseling, Homebound, the Native American Education Program and Prevention Programs.
Superintendency Superintendent (472-0200) Provides districtwide leadership as the chief executive officer of the Governing Board; divisions include:
- Educational Services, associate superintendent (472-0205)
- East Area, assistant superintendent (472-0207)
- West Area, assistant superintendent (472-0206)
- Business and Support Services, assistant superintendent (472-7205)
- Curriculum and Instruction, assistant superintendent (472-0340)
- Human Resources, assistant superintendent (472-0412)
(472-0952) Responsible for accounting, acquisition, storage,
distribution and disposition of adopted textbooks and supplementary
Title I and School Improvement (472-0246) Coordinates the Title I program; supports schools in the improvement process and the McKinney-Vento program for homeless students; provides parent education and involvement opportunities.
Transportation (472-0178) Takes students to and from school and activity trips; trains new drivers; provides a safety program for all drivers, monitors and dispatchers; repairs district buses, cars, vans and trucks; provides pool vehicles to staff for official school business.
Travel Services (472-0158) Processes requests for employee and student travel using electronic travel forms; ensures correct coding, fund availability, appropriate approvals and reimbursement of travel expenses if applicable.
Web Services (472-0486) See Information Systems.