Across the country, K-12 schools are embracing technology to strengthen learning and engagement inside the classroom. But while technology has an ever-increasing presence in the classroom, the opposite is often true when it comes to a district’s back-end operations.

Due to aging systems, many accounts payable (AP) departments within school districts still rely on manual, legacy, or proprietary systems to perform critical functions like expense and invoice submission and reimbursement. This lack of automation and visibility into their expenses can end up costing a school district more in the long run, due to errors and the increased time a non-automated system...

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  • About the Author:

    Derrek Blair is the accounts payable supervisor for the Rochester City School District in New York. He is a certified associate in project management has an A.A.S. in Accounting and a B.S. in Organizational Management. His expertise is in payables automation, internal control procedures, and accounting. You can read more on him at LinkedIn.