Financial Practices that Benefit Students

The Sioux City Community School District operates with a budget of approximately $227.1 million. By maintaining current and accurate business records, the finance department supports the District in making appropriate financial decisions that benefit student learning and facility operation. The finance department is responsible for:

  • Development and submission of the District’s certified budget

  • Completion of the District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

  • Financial reporting to the Board of Directors

  • Development and monitoring of the District’s operational budget

  • Purchasing

  • Accounts payable

  • Accounts receivable 

  • Payroll and benefits, in collaboration with Human Resources

Budget & Tax Levies

Notices of Letting

Request For Proposal (RFP)



The following information details the District’s plan for ESSER III funding.


Patty Blankenship

Patty Blankenship

Director of Finance/Chief Financial Officer

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Additional Department Contacts

Troy Thomas
Purchasing Manager
712-279-6666 ext. 6666
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Michelle Zimmerman
Grant Accountant
712-279-6667 ext. 6669
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Arika Irvine
Payroll Supervisor
712-279-6667 ext. 6711
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Melissa Warren
Staff Accountant
712-279-6667 ext. 6663
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Karen Ulven
Accountant I
712-279-6667 ext. 6679
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Angie Blades
Certified Payroll Associate
712-279-6667 ext. 6050
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Emely Velasco
Non Certified Payroll Associate
712-279-6667 ext. 6661
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Rosa Alfaro
Accounts Payable
712-279-6667 ext. 6668
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Sydney Christophersen
Accounting Assistant
712-279-6667 ext. 6664
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