Business Services

Business Services provides many support services necessary to facilitate the instructional, co-curricular, and community programming offered by the Sparta Area School District. Some of these services include:

  • Coordinate all phases the district's budgeting process. The annual budget of all district funds exceeds $30 million.
  • Receipt and disbursement of all district funds.
  • Process of payroll for over 600 fulltime, part-time, and temporary employees.
  • Administer employee benefit programs.
  • Maintain financial records in accordance with Wisconsin Uniform Financial Accounting Requirements (WUFAR), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and standards of the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
  • Review of the reliability of the accounting and reporting systems.
  • Manage district investments.
  • Oversee district long- and short-term debt.
  • Maintain and verify current inventory of the fixed assets of the district.
  • Provide resources for School Board employee contract negotiations.
  • Oversee custodial, maintenance, and service systems of the district.
  • Provide supervision of District's Food Service and Transportation services.

See this three-page handout from the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials for a more complete description of the activities of the school business office.



Director of Business Serivces: Leah Hauser, (608) 366-3443 (ext. 6302), Fax (608) 366-3474

Administrative and Educational Center (3rd Floor)
201 E. Franklin Street
Sparta, WI 54656

Mailing Address:
201 E. Franklin Street
Sparta, WI 54656


Business Services Secretary: Heidi Parr,, (608) 366-3443 (ext. 6301), Fax (608) 366-3474


Payroll and Benefits Specialist: Valerie Stiehl, (608) 366-3440 (ext. 6322), Fax (608) 366-3404 - Teachers, Administrators, Middle Management, Co-Curricular, Board


Payroll and Benefits Specialist: Bridget Wright,, (608) 366-3538 (ext. 6320), Fax (608) 366-3433 - Classified Staff, Substitute Employees


Accounts Payable/Receivable Specialist: Sarah Nelson,, (608) 366-3441 (ext. 6324), Fax (608) 366-3444


Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds: Lowell Fromm,, (608) 366-3443 (ext. 6307)

Nutrition Services Office: (608) 366-3422

Transportation: (608) 366-1925 for Bus and (608) 366-3443 for Vans