Finance Department

Director of Finance
Avice DeKelver, CPA, CA

The Finance Department provides support and is responsible for the Division's budget and financial processing and information.  This department includes payroll, benefits, purchasing, accounts payables, accounts receivables, and reporting.  This department also assists each of the schools with their budget and financial requirements.  Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) is also administered in Finance.

Kids are our Business!

In an attempt to be as transparent to the public as possible, the Business Affairs department (through the Finance Department) provides multiple reports and documents to keep the public informed of the Division's finances.

These reports include:

  • Budget Reports, Updates and Infographics
  • Annual Budget Reports
  • Annual Financial Statements
  • Quarterly Financial Reporting
  • Yearend Analysis and Infographics
  • Health Indicator Reports
  • Annual Financial Reports

Our Division has been awarded multiple awards for our budget and financial reporting, including the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA Program - ASBO International) and the Canadian Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAnFR Program - GFOA International)

Our Division also has developed Financial Dashboards for an interactive review of the Division's financial information.

Please see the Financial Reporting section(s) for additional information.

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act strikes a balance between the public's right to know and the individual's right to privacy, as these rights relate to information held by Lethbridge School Division.

The Act ensures individuals have the right to access their own personal information. It also provides for access to other records held by the School Division, and includes strict standards that the School Division must follow for the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information.

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) is also administered in Finance.

Please see the FOIP section(s) for additional information.

The Purchasing Department provides a centralized purchasing service for the procurement of materials, supplies, equipment and services required by the Division’s schools, outreach programs and all administrative departments.

Purchasing manages the Division’s procurement cycle by assisting end users in determining specific requirements, selecting sources of supply, negotiating prices, terms and conditions of sale, conducting competitive bid processes, issuing purchase orders and providing follow up to ensure timely delivery.

Please see the Purchasing section(s) for additional information.

Contact Information

For general inquiries please call (403) 380-5300.

Avice DeKelver Director of Finance / FOIP Coordinator (403) 380-5308 Email
Carrie Mclaren Payroll Coordinator (403) 380-5305 Email
Steph Lapointe Payroll Administrative Professional (403) 380-5309 Email
Lana Johnson Short Term Disability / Benefits Coordinator (403) 380-7390 Email
Sheri Lacey Purchasing Coordinator (403) 382-2161 Email
Amy Magson Purchasing, Administrative Assistant (403) 380-7393 Email
Jeremy Schenk Accounts Payable Coordinator (403) 380-5306 Email
Luana Komanac School Accounting Coordinator (403) 380-5310 Email
Melanie Gregson Accounts Receivable (403) 380-5389 Email
Charlene Drader Buyer (403) 380-2160 Email

Please see our Staff Directory for additional contact information.