The Cold Spring School District has been rated AAA by S&P Global, the highest financial rating conferred on a public school district

The Business Office of the Cold Spring School District is responsible for the District's finances and the day-to-day operations of the School and the School District. The vision and mission of the Business Office is to ensure that every child has every opportunity to be successful each and everyday.

Maureen Fitzgerald

Maureen Fitzgerald, Chief Business Officer

Maureen Fitzgerald is a seasoned Senior Management professional with extensive experience in educational administration, working effectively with unions, school boards, and community committees. Maureen has a comprehensive background in managing diverse business functions within K-12 education, including transportation, maintenance and facilities, nutrition services, budget and finance, and charter school management.

Her career is marked by a commitment to simplifying school finance for public understanding, developing meaningful and accessible financial documents, and leveraging technology to enhance process efficiency, transparency, and accountability to taxpayers. Maureen is recognized for her strong management and leadership skills, which have been instrumental in fostering valuable internal and external relationships and uniting work groups to achieve common goals and efficiencies.

Maureen Fitzgerald is dedicated to driving excellence in school business operations, with a clear focus on financial integrity, operational efficiency, and community engagement.

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Suzy Robinson, Business Office Coordinator

Suzy Robinson has been working as Business Office Coordinator since the fall of 2019.

Suzy is a Santa Barbara native who attended local public schools and Santa Barbara City College before graduating with a Business Degree from Cal State Channel Islands.

Suzy worked in public school administration as business manager for the VADA program at Santa Barbara High School before working as an independent small business book-keeper in the private sector. She is pleased to be back in the public sector serving the kids, teachers, and community of Cold Spring School.

Mrs. Robinson is responsible for many of the day-to-day business functions at Cold Spring School; such as purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. Suzy is your contact for money-related matters such as making donations or payments to the school, including Dolphin Center payments or inquiries.

New Classroom Building Project

Image of West Elevation of Proposed new building

The District is in the process of constructing a new two-classroom building in the front of the campus along the Cold Spring Road. The new classrooms would house our STEAM and Art classrooms, freeing up existing classrooms to accommodate growing enrollment. The new classroom building also provides additional capacity to accommodate the new universal transitional kindergarden program mandated by the State.

New Classroom Building Project for additional information about the new classroom building.

Application for Use of Facilities

Civic Center Use

The District makes available its facilities or grounds to groups and organizations that provide services and/or require meeting space. To request the use of any school facilities or grounds on behalf of any society, group, or organization, a written application may be filed with the District Office. The person or organizations applying for the use of school facilities or grounds shall submit a statement indicating that it/he/she/they will uphold the state and federal constitutions and that it/he/she/they do not intend to use school premises or facilities to commit unlawful acts.

Civic Use Page for additional information on use of District facilities and grounds or to complete a Facilities Use Application.

District Unveils New School Kitchen

New Kitchen

July 20, 2023 - The Cold Spring School District proudly achieved a significant milestone on Thursday, July 20th, with the official unveiling of its state-of-the-art school kitchen.  This is a crucial step in fulfilling the Governor's mandate to offer free breakfast and lunch to all public-school students.  
The ceremony, graced by esteemed guests and stakeholders, was led by Dr. Amy Alzina, Superintendent of Cold Spring School District, who expressed her gratitude to all those who contributed to the successful completion of the project. She particularly acknowledged the remarkable leadership of Yuri Calderon, the District's Chief Business Officer, and Legal Counsel, for spearheading the initiative and guiding it to fruition.
The newly renovated kitchen received valuable contributions from several community partners, further solidifying the community's commitment to educational excellence. Dr. Alzina extended her heartfelt appreciation to Ian Williams, the General Manager of San Ysidro Ranch, for generously donating essential kitchen equipment, including an industrial stove, oven, and refrigerator. She also recognized Jordano’s for their contribution of a commercial dishwasher.  Dr. Alzina also thanked Chef Koji Nomura of NuCuisine for his partnership in meal preparation, and the Cold Spring Governing Board Members: Mike Marino, Trevor Pattison, Jennifer Miller, Gabrielle Haas, and Elke Kane, for their unwavering support throughout the project.
"The Kitchen project is truly an excellent example of what's possible in public education when we work together as a community," stated Dr. Alzina. "I'm extremely grateful to everyone, including the construction team, electricians, plumbers, and our maintenance team, for creating a kitchen we can all take pride in at Cold Spring School."
The renovated kitchen will play a pivotal role in ensuring that the Free Breakfast and Lunch program operates smoothly, empowering students with nutritious meals and fostering an environment conducive to learning and growth.
The Cold Spring School District looks forward to a bright future, fortified by the collective efforts and unwavering dedication of its community members.

Information about 2008 General Obligation Bond - Measure C

Measure C was approved by a majority (59.71%) of the Cold Spring Elementary School District Voters on November 4, 2008.  The ballot measure read as follows:

"To improve the quality of education, shall the Cold Spring School District be authorized to repair, renovate, upgrade, and modernize Cold Spring School by issuing $2,440,000 in bonds within legal interest rates with spending annually reviewed by a citizens' oversight committee, no money for administrator salaries, and all funds are spent locally within the District?"

All funded projects were completed in 2011. The District has a small remaining balance in the Measure C account. The District has compiled relevant information and made it available to the public on this website. Board President Michael Marino has issued the linked statement regarding Measure C expenditures and the Measure C Bond Oversight Committee. Similarly, the Governing Board issued the linked statement to clarify some misinformation about recent Measure L2020 and the 2008 Measure C.

For more information about the Measure C Bond Oversight Committe or if you are interested in serving on Committee, please visit our Bond Oversight Committee Page.

2022-23 Bond Oversight Committee Report

District Financial Reports

Request for Bids & Proposals

None at this time.