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Business Services

Welcome to Business Services

Business Services is comprised of:  AM-PM Program, Child Nutrition Services (CNS), Fiscal Services, Information Technology, Maintenance, Operations & Grounds, Purchasing, Risk Management, Safety & Environmental and Transportation Department.  Detailed information about these departments is available by clicking to the left side of this page.

We are proud to be the behind-the-scenes departments which are crucial  to the functioning of the District and each school site!  We strive to provide the best services in accordance with Board Policy and Administrative Regulations. 

Business Services'  Assistant Superintendent Donna Caperton reviews and processes every Contract, Performance Agreement or Memo of Understanding (MOU) within the District and each school site! 

Business Services also facilitates such committee meetings as Budget Advisory Committee (BAC), Citizens Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC), Facilities Committee and Start Time Committee. 

Early Renewal Registration for Public Works Contractors

Newsline No.: 2017-33                                               Date: May 8, 2017


Early Renewal Registration Now Open for Public Works Contractors

Public works contractors who are registered with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) for the current fiscal year (ending June 30, 2017) may now renew their registration(s) for the next fiscal year (starting July 1, 2017) using DIR’s online public works contractor registration system. Registered contractors who fail to renew by July 1, but continue working on public works after that date will be subject to late fees and potential penalties.

Contractors must be registered with DIR before bidding, being awarded, or performing work on public works projects in California.

Using the online system, public works contractors can:

        Register for the first time

        Renew an active registration

        Reactivate a prior registration

        Securely pay the non-refundable $300 registration/renewal fee (and penalties if applicable)

Contractor registration is active when the online registration form is complete, and the $300 registration/renewal fee is processed. Registration is processed within 24 hours, if paying by credit card.

Early renewal is only available for public works contractors who are currently registered with DIR. Any contractor who fails to register before bidding or being awarded a public works project may be subject to a $2,000 penalty.

Contractors who plan to bid or work on a public works project prior to July 1 must complete the registration process, including payment of the $300 fee, to register for the remainder of the current fiscal year. Once registered, contractors may then renew their registration for the following fiscal year (beginning July 1, 2017). This requires another renewal fee of $300.

New features on DIR’s online registration system allow contractors to print out proof of registration, and verify the status of their renewal or application on the database of qualified public works contractors. A user guide with instructions is on the DIR website.

Additional compliance information is available on the DIR Public Works pages. DIR encourages the public works community to subscribe to email alerts, in order to stay updated on public works topics, DIR’s press releases, and other departmental news.




The California Department of Industrial Relations, established in 1927, protects and improves the health, safety, and economic well-being of over 18 million wage earners, and helps their employers comply with state labor laws. DIR is housed within the Labor & Workforce Development Agency. For general inquiries, contact DIR’s Communications Call Center at 1-844-LABOR-DIR (1-844-522-6734) for help in locating the appropriate division or program in our department.







Senate Bill 854 established a new public works contractor registration program which will collect fees to fund compliance monitoring and enforcement, determine prevailing wage and public works coverage, and hear enforcement appeals.

All contractors and subcontractors intending to bid or perform work on public works projects will be required to register, and annually renew, online for the program.  The cost to register for the program is $300 and is non-refundable.  

Click here for memo from Donna Caperton, Assistant Superintendent-Business Services, regarding this new registration program.


Contact Us

Caperton, Donna (760) 726-2170 ex.92302 Assistant Superintendant--Business Services
Geyer, Jeff (760) 726-2170 ex.92303 Safety & Environmental Manager
Guba, Lorie (760) 726-2170 ex.92302 Admin Sec Confidential
Poor, Mary (760) 726-2170 ex.92304 Staff Secretary II

Assistant Superintendent, Business Services


Donna Caperton

Phone:  760.726.2170 (ext# 92302

Fax:      760.941.9675

Email - donnacaperton@vistausd.org

Financial and Performance Audit for Proposition O Funds

The Financial and Performance Audit for Proposition O Funds will be presented at the December 8, 2016, Board meeting.

2016-17 Education Protection Account (EPA) Spending Determination

2016-17 Budget

On May 18, 2016, a Budget Town Hall meeting was held at the District Office Board Room.  Click on link to view presentation Budget Town Hall Meeting powerpoint 5-18-16.pdf


On June 18 , 2016, a Special Board meeting was held at the District Office Board Room-http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/vusd/board.nsf.


On June 23, 2016, the School Board adopted the 2016-17 Budget-http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/vusd/board.nsf.

Uniform Complaint Process

To make a Uniform Complaint, see "Complaint Resolution Resources".