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Ball-Chatham school district logo and name


Under the direction of the Superintendent, the Chief School Business Official (CSBO) oversees the following areas within the Finance Office:

  • Accounts Receivable

  • Accounts Payable

  • Grant Management

  • Food Service

  • Banking

  • Investments

  • Workmans Comp; Liability Insurance; and Student Accident Insurance Coverages

  • Student Activity Funds

  • Statement of Annual Affairs

  • Annual Financial Report

  • Budgetary Process

  • Levy Process

  • Internal and External Audit Process

  • Union Negotiations


These comprehensive areas provide financial services needed by schools and employees to maintain the fiscal integrity of the District. To verify the effectiveness and efficacies of all processes, the CSBO monitors and analyzes all budget activity, conducts internal audits for internal control compliance, reviews contractual obligations, prepares financial projections, and conducts training sessions.

Please visit the links in the right-hand menu (or below if on a mobile device) for additional information related to the work of the District’s business and finance office.

Chief School Business Official

Mrs. Charlotte Montgomery, CPA

Address: 201 W. Mulberry, Chatham, IL 62629

P: 217-483-2416 | E:

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