Finance Office

  • The Finance Office is responsible for the overall fiscal condition of the school district. It oversees the implementation and consistent application of sound financial management practices and controls, including financial reporting and analysis, cash flow, debt management, hiring controls, budget adjustments, procurement requests, processing of employee payroll, food and nutrition, and financial management technology.

    Contact information

    200 E. North Avenue
    Room 403
    Baltimore, MD 21202
       Phone 443-984-2000
       Fax 410-396-9663

    Interim Chief Financial Officer
    John Walker (email)
    Key staff: 
    Courtenay Desabaye, special assistant (email)



    Prepares, manages, and monitors operating budgets; confirms budgetary resources for personnel- and non-personnel-related expenditures; and supports schools by aiding in budget development, reviewing budgets quarterly and making adjustments to ensure effective spending, assisting with the acquisition of materials and services, and providing support for the development and monitoring of spending plans for grant funds

    • Phone: 443-642-4133

    Fiscal Management (controller)

    Within the Accounting and Financial Reporting unit, produces financial statements and reports, data, and analyses, plans and maintains effective cash management practices, accounts for outstanding debt to ensure that fiscal obligations are met, and manages accounts payable and receivable functions; within Third-Party Billing, maintains an effective management system to maximize the recovery of Medicaid funding (see third-party billing information for current City Schools staff)

    • Phone:
           Accounts payable, 410-396-8795
           Accounts receivable, 410-396-8745
           Third-party billing, 410-396-8948
    • Key staff: Maryanne B. Cox, deputy chief financial officer (email)

    Financial reports and statements PDF icon
    • Fiscal year 2018
    • Fiscal year 2017
    Fiscal year 2016
    • Fiscal year 2015
    • Fiscal year 2014
    • Fiscal year 2013
    • Fiscal year 2012
    • Fiscal year 2011
    (For previous years' financial reports, contact the Finance Office.)

    Food and Nutrition

    Advances student academic achievement and well-being by offering healthy food choices in compliance with state and federal regulations

    • Phone: 410-396-8755
    • Key staff: Elizabeth Marchetta, executive director (email)


    Ensures employees are paid accurately and in a timely fashion and that payments and withholdings are made in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations; processes biweekly paychecks for employees; and manages benefits enrollment and vendor relationships (see payroll information for current City Schools staff new window)

    • Phone: 443-642-3880
    • Key staff: Jerome Fleischmann, director (email)


    Manages the district's procurement process via effective supply contract administration, and maintains the procurement process and technology system to enable annual purchasing

    • Phone: 410-396-8757
    • Key staff: Jeff Parker, director (email)