Business Affairs

Business Affairs Key Staff

Liz Standish – Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs: Responsible for school district finances and operations.  Responsible for the departments of Accounting, Audit, Budget, Computing Services, Facilities, Maintenance, Nutrition Services, Operations (Custodial and Transportation), Payroll, Purchasing, and Transportation. Telephone number: 402-436-1635; email address: lstandis@lps.org.

Ryan Robley – Director of Operations: Oversees transporting students to and from school and school-sponsored events. Telephone number: 402-436-1073; email address: rrobley@lps.org.

April Douglas – Business Affairs Specialist: Coordinates operation of Business Affairs office and provides direct support to the Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs. Telephone number: 402-436-1636; email address: adougla@lps.org.

Matt Bellamy – Director of Purchasing: Responsible for procurement and distribution of supplies, equipment, and services for the District. Telephone number: 402-436-1753; email address: mbellam@lps.org.

Jill Pauley – Director of Fiscal Services and Planning: Responsible for the fiscal management of the District including fiscal analysis of property tax levies and valuations, bond indebtedness, and leases. Also responsible for the monthly financial analysis of all district funds and fiscal reporting to the Nebraska Department of Education.  Telephone number: 402-436-1706; email address: jpauley@lps.org.

Kim Schmidt – State Aid and Budget Specialist: Responsible for state aid forecasting, data elements, and reporting; assisting with the budget development.  Telephone number: 402-436-1614; email address: kschmidt@lps.org.

Jessica Jefferson — Internal Auditor: Auditing of financial functions and procedures of the District in schools and departments; provides training to staff on account number structure and monthly financial information; oversees fraud management. Telephone number: 402-436-1707; email address: jjeffers@lps.org.

Shari Styskal – Director of Budget: Directs development of the District and ESU budgets.  Prepares budget materials, projection system, general fund and special education current staffing reports; allocates school and equipment funds and teacher allocation funds.  Telephone number: 402-436-1708; email address: sstyskal@lps.org.

Scott Wieskamp – Director of Operations: Responsible for maintenance of all LPS buildings and grounds; coordinates and oversees the design and construction of all new facilities; supervises custodial staff working at all LPS locations. Telephone number: 402-436-1072; email address: swieska@lps.org.

Edith Zumwalt – Director of Nutrition Services: Supervises school lunch program for LPS. Telephone number: 402-436-1742; email address: ezum@lps.org.

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Key Staff

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  • Liz Standish
    Associate Superintendent for Business Affairs
    402-436-1635, lstandis@lps.org.
  • April Douglas
    Business Affairs Specialist
    402-436-1636, adougla@lps.org
  • Matt Bellamy
    Director of Purchasing
    402-436-1753, mbellam@lps.org
  • Jessica Jefferson
    Internal Auditor
    402-436-1707, jjeffers@lps.org
  • Ryan Robley
    Director of Transportation
    402-436-1073, rrobley@lps.org
  • Jill Pauley
    Director of Business Services
    402-436-1706, jpauley@lps.org
  • Kim Schmidt
    State Aid and Budget Specialist
    402-436-1614, kschmidt@lps.org
  • Shari Styskal
    Director of Budget
    402-436-1708, sstyskal@lps.org
  • Scott Wieskamp
    Director of Operations
    402-436-1072, swieska@lps.org
  • Edith Zumwalt
    Director of Nutrition Services
    402-436-1742, ezum@lps.org