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Office of Finance and Operations

Welcome to the Office of Finance and Operations!   

Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations, the Office of Finance and Operations manages financial operations and selected support services, develops the annual operating budget in collaboration with the Superintendent and his management team, processes payables and payroll, oversees compliance and financial reporting, purchasing, and the Capital Improvement Plan development. Working collaboratively with other administrators, the Office of Finance and Operations provides grant management oversight. In addition to overall financial oversight, the Office of Finance and Operations  is responsible for student transportation and food services.


The Waltham Public Schools budgeting process aims to allocate available financial resources to educate our students according to the prioritized needs of the district while following School Committee approved guidelines. View our operating budgets or learn about our budget development process.

View Current and Previous Budgets →

Waltham School Nutrition

Waltham School Nutrition is responsible for feeding the hungry minds of Waltham students every school day through our meal programs. Well trained team members serving attractive, nutritious and good tasting meals in a pleasant environment is an ongoing priority. Nutritional integrity of meals and nutrition education are focal points recently enhanced by our department. The types of foods we serve are consistent with the U.S Dietary Guidelines, and allowance is always provided for student preferences and tastes.

→ Visit the Waltham Food and Nutrition Webpage! ←

Online Payment Information

NEW! The Waltham Public Schools now accepts online payments for Preschool Tuition, Building Rentals, Summer School, and Music Lessons.

 Learn more about online payments or make a payment now. ←

Integrated Preschool Tuition Q & A

This document will provide important information regarding tuition payments.

→ Learn more about tuition payments for the program here.←

Payroll & Benefits

The School Payroll Office is responsible for ensuring that all employees are paid regularly, accurately and promptly along with the related employee and employer taxes, deductions, and wage reporting.  This office also manages all benefits and maintains time and attendance records for all staff.

→ Learn more about payroll and benefits here.←


Transportation is provided to eligible students according to state statute and School Committee guidelines, in a safe and timely fashion. Learn more about student transportation or request an MBTA student pass.

→ Visit the Transportation Services Webpage! ←

Contact Information

Ms. Leanne Wilcinski
Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations

FY23 Budget

Waltham Public Schools Proposed Annual Operating Budget FY 2023

Published on April 6, 2022

Waltham School Committee Budget Workshop 

Presented on March 30, 2022

Waltham Public Schools Proposed Annual Operating Budget FY 2023

Presented on February 16, 2022


FY22 Budget

Presented on March 3, 2021



FY21 Budget


Waltham Public Schools Mid-year Budget Report FY 2021
Presented on February 24, 2021

Waltham Public Schools Superintendent Proposed Annual Operating Budget FY 2021
Proposed February 26, 2020



Budget Archive

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