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School Business Advisory Cooperative & Services

March 29, 2023

Lucio Mendoza, Chief Financial Officer • (361) 561-8411 •

The School Business Advisory Cooperative is designed to provide information, support, training, and networking opportunities for LEA financial leaders and selected key business office personnel. Membership allows two employees to attend the meetings. Additional employees can register for $125 per meeting.


  • Provide monthly School Business Advisory meetings to address the school business calendar, critical issues, and provide networking.

  • Provide periodic lunch time Quick Tips zoom meetings on current topics.


Prior year meeting topics included:

  • Audit Preparation Tips & Training
  • TEA Funding Update
  • Grant Management
  • School Nutrition Programs
  • Template Workshop
  • Maintenance of Effort
  • NSLP Financial Report
  • PEIMS for the Business Manager
  • Financial Compliance
  • Service Record Training
  • FIRST Ratings


Previous Quick Tip Topics:

  • Year End Planning
  • Preparing for Audit
  • All things Tax


Consulting Services

The ESC-2 Business Consulting Services are customized to your district’s needs.  Available services include assistance with business office processes and procedures including annual audits, monthly accounting, payroll and reporting, fiscal year end, and financial reviews.

Consulting Services are available at $1,000 per day


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