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Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Internal Business Services Group

Pictured Above - Left to Right: Juan Leyva, Ruby Martinez, Rosalinda Gastelum, Veronica Salas, Patty Maciel, Misty Merrill, Dawn Tovey, Sherry Zamora, Deanna Aromin, Carlos Alvarez 

The Internal Business Services Department is responsible for all Monterey County Office of Education internal financial matters including, but not limited to, performing specialized administrative functions to support programs funded by the State, federal and local agencies, monitor office compliance with Board Policies, Administrative Regulations, California Education Code, and the California School Accounting Manual. 

The types of services and functions provided by the Department include:

MCOE Business Services:

Performs General Ledger Maintenance for the Monterey County Office of Education:

  • Funds Transfers
  • Journal Entries
  • Cash

Manages Accounts Payable for MCOE:

  • Purchase Orders
  • Requisitions
  • Payment Processing
  • Funds Availability

Maintains State Reporting Requirements:

  • Governmental Accounting Standards
  • Grant Reporting Requirements

Prepares and Monitors the MCOE Annual Budget:

  • Budget Transfers
  • Budget Revisions
  • State Reporting
  • Federal Reporting
  • Issues Monthly Financial Statements
  • Prepares Annual Audited Financial Statements
  • Prepares MCOE Interim Reports
  • Provides business and financial support services to Special Education
  • Provides business and financial support services to MCOE charter schools

Special Education Accounting:

  • Provide financial accounting and support to the Special Education Division
  • Provides districts with statistical information as well as updates on the Special Education annual budget, NPA one-to-one expenses, district Billback and fund transfer information.

Local Plan Area (SELPA) Accounting
Claim Processing for Property and Liability Insurance for MCOE
Maintains Health & Welfare Census, Budget, and Cost Allocation
Joint Powers Agency Accounting



Dawn Tovey

Director/Controller Internal Services
Phone: 831.755.0315

Misty Merrill

Administrative Assistant II
Phone: 831.784.4238

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