The Mission of the Financial Services Department is to provide high quality services and resources for the students, staff and community in order to promote the academic achievement of our students. The Financial Services Department is dedicated to 100% compliance in all federal and state regulations of school finance and operations and is responsible for accounting for all of the public dollars available to the District. The District is providing the following financial information in order to be more transparent and to provide our community with an open view of the financial status of the District.


  1. We are 100% compliant with Federal and State laws and regulations. No reported findings in the most recent audit of fiscal year 2014.
  2. Our customers and constituents are satisfied or highly satisfied with the services they receive each year.
  3. We are committed to the Pendergast District and community in providing excellent service.
  4. We are very experienced in our jobs and have a low turnover. Our staff of 16 has a cumulative total of 213 years of service of which 9 have over 13 years in the district.
  5. All for one and one for all! We have a team atmosphere with great support from our leadership.

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Financial Reports

Annual Expenditure Budget Form 2021 2020 2019

The Annual Expenditure Budget Form is prescribed by the Arizona Department of Education and Office of the Auditor General.

Annual Financial Report (AFR) 2019 2018 2017

The Annual Financial Report (AFR) is prescribed by the Arizona Department of Education and Office of the Auditor General. It incorporates all financial information statutorily required for all funds. Revenues and Expenditures for the fiscal year are presented and a comparison to the prior year is included.

District's Spending Report 2019 | Text Based 2018 2017

Each year the Auditor General prepares and issues a special study, Arizona School District Spending, for the most recent fiscal year. The report includes costs, performance measures, operational trends, revenues, student and teacher measures, and a financial stress assessment for the district. The report compares the district's operational efficiency to peers' and the State's averages in four areas; administration, plant operations, food service and transportation.

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) 2018 2017 2016

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is presented as required by the Arizona Revised Statues and includes a comprehensive report of the District's finances. The financial statements have been audited as required by Heinfeld, Meech & Co., P.C.


Association of School Business Officials International's Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award 2018 >>

Government Finance Officers Association's Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award 2017 >>

Financial Office

Joanne Fimbres, Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (623) 772-2220

Aracely Soto, Director of Budget & Finance
Phone: (623) 772-2217

Donna Talal, Accounting Specialist
Phone: (623) 772-2223

Vivian Soza, Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (623) 772-2209

Accounts Payable

Krystal Burnham, Accounting Technician
Phone: (623) 772-2222

Andrea Aponte, Accounting Technician
Phone: (623) 772-2228


Lorraine Smith, Payroll Supervisor
Phone: (623) 772-2225

Amanda Molina, Payroll Accountant
Phone: (623) 772-2226

Purchasing / Warehouse

Karen Barden, Purchasing Coordinator
Phone: (623) 772-2218

Keith Reagor, Property Control Clerk
Phone: (623) 772-2389

Louie Morales, Warehouse Lead
Phone: (623) 772-2385

Alex Broughton, Warehouse/IT Technician
Phone: (623) 772-2385

Ricardo Valdivia, Courier
Phone: (623) 772-2385

Ronnie Rubio, Warehouse / Delivery
Phone: (623) 772-2385