Rockaway Township

School District

Soaring to Excellence

Business Office

  • The Business Office is led by Business Administrator Donnamarie Palmiere who also serves as the Secretary to the Board of Education.  The Business Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day fiscal operations of the District and ensuring that the Rockaway Township Board of Education operates efficiently and in accordance with all State and federal school accounting statutes and codes. Functions include school budget development and oversight; facilities (buildings and grounds); vendor contracts, RFPs and bids; food services; technology support; purchasing and accounts payable; transportation services; and employee contracts, benefit programs and payroll.

    In the role of Board Secretary, the Business Administrator serves as general accountant and provides the Board with detailed accounts of all district financial transactions, investments and audits. She also presents to the Board business and facility updates at each Regular Board Meeting as well as the proposed annual budget and end-of-year report. She is responsible for recording proceedings and developing and updating business operations policies as well as for directing all other business functions required of schools by statutes and codes.

Department Members

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    Donnamarie Palmiere
    Business Administrator/Board Secretary
    973-627-8200, Ext.207 dpalmiere@rocktwp.org

    Caren Cusano
    Administrative Secretary to the Business Administrator
    973-627-8200, Ext.211 ccusano@rocktwp.org

    Allison Ferris
    Payroll Supervisor/Grants Coordinator
    973-627-8200, Ext. 204 aferris@rocktwp.org

    Elizabeth Bender
    Supervisor of Accounts/Student Accounts
    973-627-8200, Ext.206 ebender@rocktwp.org

    Cynthia Katz
    Accounts Payable Specialist
    973-627-8200, Ext.205 ckatz@rocktwp.org

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