Business services

The Business Department is responsible for most aspects of schools and districts money management, including budgeting, accounting, payroll, accounts payable, and purchasing.  Our goal is to accurately provide the schools, students, and the community with a budget, financial planning, and related services in order to carry out the responsibilities of the district.  

The Business Department is the central purchasing agency for the District. The Murphy Elementary School District strives for compliance with all federal and state procurement guidelines and regulations. The primary goal is to provide guidance so our schools and staff can get what they need for classroom instruction, within the constraints of the law. This includes providing service to both our internal customers (end-users) and external users (vendors and community).

If you have to report an absence please contact the Code-A-Phone.

Substitute and Attendance

Here at Murphy we make to have a positive relationship with all staff. We work directly with all school administrators and secretarial staff to ensure the best education for students and benefits for employees. Employees are asked to report any absences to the Code-A-Phone and on the district E-portal. Once these absences are reported we are able to inform principals and administration of any absences.

Student Activities


Barbara Gracia, Senior Account Technician


James Serbin, Business Manager


Linda Cordova, Finance Director