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Bienvenidos a Northfield Public Schools!

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Did you know?

The Finance Department exists to facilitate good stewardship of our financial resources so the district can deliver educational excellence that empowers all learners to engage in our dynamic world.

Our finance professionals are dedicated to financial management systems that efficiently and effectively maximize the tax payer dollars entrusted to us.

Finance Team

  • 82% of our annual operating budget is for direct student instruction and support
  • Our District’s AA+ S&P Bond Rating (second highest possible rating) is a testament to our strong fiscal oversight.
  • Northfield’s annual operating fund expenditures per student is $13,897 for FY19. According to the MN Department of Education profiles, our spending is $288 per student lower than the state average.
  • Our self-insured health insurance plan for employees has not increased premiums in six years.
  • Northfield received the School Finance Award from the MN Department of Education for 2019 financial reporting. This is the eighth year in a row we have received this honor.
  • 2020-21 Budget Resources All funds
  • 2020-21 Enrollment Projection
  • 2020-21 General fund expenditures by program

Financial Transparency & Reporting

The Northfield Public Schools finance department takes great pride in being transparent with our community. We strive to provide accurate and relevant information. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information provided below please contact Val Mertesdorf, Director of Finance.