Business Office

The Business Office is responsible for the operational functions of the District. Business Office services include:

  • Recording of deposits
  • Transmitting payments to service providers
  • Processing payroll for employees
  • Managing human-resource functions
  • Establishing the Districts’ operational budgets
  • Managing & reporting on grants awarded to the District
  • Ensuring compliance with State law, Federal law, and Board of Education policies


Petoskey Schools follows accounting standards and policies established at the State and Federal level. For information on most relevant standards and policies, visit:

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)

Michigan Public School Accounting Manual

Pupil Accounting Manual

Contact Us

Branden Wheeler
Director of Finance
(231) 348-2348
Michelle Sysko
Administrative Assistant/Human Resource Specialist
(231) 348-2353
Liz Nortley
Accounts Payable
(231) 348-2349
Kathy Culbertson
(231) 348-2350