Business Department Excellence and Equity in Education

Welcome to the Kentwood Public Schools Business Department

The Business Department embraces the district's mission and goals, recognizing the integral role we play in achieving district-wide excellence and equity in education.

About Our District

  • Kentwood Public Schools is dedicated to providing exceptional education to approximately 9,300 students.
  • Our devoted staff of 1,300+ individuals works tirelessly to fulfill our mission of excellence and equity.
  • With a general fund budget exceeding $150 million, we prioritize responsible financial stewardship to ensure that every dollar supports our students' success and the realization of our shared vision.

Our Commitment to District Goals

  • Interdepartmental Collaboration
  • Shared Vision
  • Authentic Partnerships
  • Inclusive Practices
  • High-Quality Staff
  • Empowering District Leadership
  • Data-Driven Decision Making

Financial Overview


General Fund Budget


Foundation Allowance


2024 Taxable Value of All Properties

Business Department Resources

Accounts Payable



  • Contact information for business office staff



  • Purchase Orders
  • Copiers
  • Printers

Risk Management

  • Student insurance
  • Staff property/casualty insurance
  • Personal property losses
  • Personal vehicle usage

Transparency Reporting 

Thank you for visiting the Kentwood Public Schools Business Department. Our commitment to supporting student success, fostering academic excellence, and advancing equity in education is at the core of everything we do. For any inquiries or additional information, please explore the resources provided below or reach out to us directly. We welcome your questions and feedback at any time.

Business Office

Todd Bell
Executive Director of Finance and Business Operations
Thomas Lagone
Director of Fiscal Services

Contact Information

P: 616-455-4400

F: 616-455-4920

  • Accounts Payable ext. 79910
  • Bond/RFP’s ext. 79919
  • Employment Verification ext. 79919
  • Grants ext. 79930
  • Payroll ext. 79941
  • Purchasing ext. 42226