Business Services

Region 14’s Center for Business Services is responsible for business operations for the Service Center, providing administrative and financial assistance and support to school districts within our region, software support for districts using TxEIS, assistance and support to outside agencies for whom Region 14 serves as the fiscal agent, and much more. 


Be sure to check out our Calendar located in the grey column to the left of this page -Listed as Business Managers of the ESC 14 - Calendar of Events!!!

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School District and Campus Websites:

Required and Optional Internet Postings
Published online in TASB School Law eSource

References to online resources are hyperlinked, at

For more information on this and other school law topics, visit TASB School Law eSource at

TxEIS/Ascender News

To get the Ascender's most

Current Documents go to...

Ascender > Choose any application (left of the screen)

Once Application is chosen you will see at the bottom right Help ?. Click on Help.

Under the Table of Contents choose Ascender Business Guides & Checklists Homepage.

Select an application tab to view a list of guides & checklists for that application.

District Contacts


For Help!

Please use the ticket system on our website, send an email, or leave a message on our voicemail for Help. 


General Information

Send us information on any meetings that you feel would be beneficial to our district staff. We just need to know what you would like to learn or get a refresher course on.


Emily Jeffrey: Chief Financial Officer


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April 19, 2022


May 10, 2022 

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*** Additional dates and information will be added once finalized.  

               May                 Business at a Glance

The following business tasks have been identified for the month of May. Use the checklist below to ensure that the tasks are addressed, if applicable.



  • Chapter 41 districts make the fourth payment
  • Certify the Indirect Cost Rate (ICR) proposal if required
  • Complete the time and effort documentation for employees who are paid wholly or partially through federal grants, and who may use semi-annual certifications rather than monthly records of time and effort. Perform any required payroll adjustments. 
  • After the May payroll is posted, review the budget to ensure that there are adequate funds for the remainder of the year. 

Payroll & Personnel

  • Payoff retirees. (payroll run)
  • Service Record Checklist (After May payroll)
  • Update leave on the current year service records if already created. 
  • Updated next year's payroll for staffing changes. 
  • Supply next year payroll data to employees who are working on federal grants. Include salary and full benefit costs. 
  • Payoff any terminations. 
  • Verify any terminations final date for employee health coverage. If the employee completes the instructional school year, the LEA is required to offer, at the same contribution, through August. If the employee is going to another LEA, it is recommended to coordinate with the new LEA.