Leaders in providing business management and support services, School Management Services (SMS) is an independent school business management services company that has served public school district clients throughout the State of Minnesota since 2006. Our goal is helping school districts achieve more with less through efficient and effective business management and support services strategies.
Our services are grouped into four main categories, representing our core areas of expertise:
- Business Management Services
- Business Support Services
- Accounts Payable
- Internal Audits
- Human Resources Services
- Budget Development, Reporting, and Long-Range Planning Model
Learn more About SMS and how we can help you improve the fiscal operations of your district.
Read What Customers Say About Us!
District 256 School Board Chair
“Todd has been a key player in moving our district from statutory operating debt to a position of financial strength. The use of his financial planning models have held true and have continued to allow the district to respond to changing conditions. Under Todd’s leadership we reorganized the business office to establish a staff with revised roles and responsibilities, thus allowing Todd to optimize the business operation and achieve the results we need. I highly recommend him to be a part of your district.”
Superintendent Grand Meadow School District
"We are certainly a very satisfied customer and believe that the service you provide the district not only saves us money on an annual basis, but also gives us a greater level of expertise that a district our size could not provide internally ... services that are provided by SMS are done in a professional manner, on time and accurate and provide our school board with the information they need to make the best decisions for our students. It also allows me the peace of mind that I can do my job, knowing that our finances, reporting and compliance are in order.”
Superintendent Cannon Falls School District
"School Management Services has provided the Cannon Falls School District excellent services over the past year as our payroll provider. The services provided in a very timely and accurate manner, and the customer service provided by the SMS Team Member is always friendly. We believe that SMS provides our district with a valued service that is superior to the traditional employee model and we would recommend SMS to any district that desires high quality, cost savings business office services.”
Former Superintendent Southland School District
"You provide us with a solution that not only meets our needs, but gives us a level of expertise that our district had not had in the past. Additionally, your contract with us has actually provided some financial savings to the district. Your employees are top-notch, and the person who is assigned to our district is always in attendance at our regular board meetings. She has financial reports prepared for every meeting, and the board is informed of the financial condition of the district each month. I have extreme confidence in her financial recommendations to me and to the board, and would hope to continue this relationship in the future with your organization.”
Superintendent Brooklyn Center School District
"Brooklyn Center began utilizing School Management Services in 2006 when our previous Business Manager retired. Since that time, we have received outstanding financial data and service from the SMS staff of professionals. Our School Board and Administration has been very pleased with the quality and accuracy of their work. We have also contracted with SMS to provide our Payroll and Accounts Payable services for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. All told, we have saved over $100,000 outsourcing all these services. We look forward to continuing a long term relationship with SMS.”
Kevin BorgSuperintendent Westonka Public Schools
"Contracting with School Management Services has turned out to be a very positive move for the Westonka School District as we not only have saved a significant amount of money with their service, but also have been pleasantly surprised with the results. We did have some initial reservations but SMS has provided our district with excellent information and service. Our board, finance committee, staff and I get the information we need to make very informed decisions, and even when SMS is not in the district, they are very responsive to our needs. It's working very well for the district and we look forward to a long term relationship with SMS".
Ray PrzekuratDirector Wright Technical Center
"The high level of knowledge which SMS has provided Wright Technical Center in school finance has been extremely satisfying. The savings in certain financial areas has more than compensated for their service. The board financial reports are an excellent resource for our member districts. Each employee we have worked with from SMS has been very friendly and enjoyable to work with. I would highly recommend SMS to any school district."
Goodhue Public Schools
“SMS is a terrific model for providing business services. There are tremendous gains in efficiency and performance by being part of the network of business services provided by the SMS team. ”