SAN JOSE, CA – Megan Reilly has been selected as the Chief Business Officer for the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE). She will start on Monday, April 17. Reilly brings more than 28 years of experience in business services, serving as a budget analyst, comptroller, executive director of business services and comptroller, deputy comptroller, and chief financial officer.
She will oversee the Business Services Branch, which manages the finances and assets of the SCCOE, and serves as the business support office for the county's school districts. In addition to mandated services of school district budget review and pupil attendance accounting, Business Services helps school districts save money by providing such regionalized services as payroll processing, data compilation, and cooperative buying.
"I am confident that Ms. Reilly's wide range of experience will increase and expand our business services for school districts in our county," said County Superintendent of Schools Jon R. Gundry. "Her leadership and the work of her team is a critical piece of supporting our schools in their efforts to raise student achievement through the effective use of business and fiscal resources."
Reilly most recently served as Chief Financial Officer for Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest public school district in the country, serving 600,000 students. She led over 300 business professionals overseeing an annual budget of approximately $12.9 billion in 19 different fund types. Areas of responsibility included leadership, governance, and policy; finance; capital planning and treasury.
"Throughout my career, I have been committed to providing students and our schools with the necessary resources to learn and grow," said Reilly. "This commitment is evident in my work with the Governor's office, State's Department of Finance, and community groups to maximize the benefit to k-12 education and to leverage positive change and accountability through the new funding formula framework."
Reilly spent the first 17 years of her career in the federal civil service in northern California. She held administrative positions with the Naval Postgraduate School and Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center including the chief business executive. During her tenure, she identified innovative ways to solve complex problems and challenges in national defense to benefit the public. Reilly earned a BA in History from Loyola University, a MS in Management from Naval Postgraduate School, and a JD from Monterey College of Law. Honors include National Superintendents Academy (2016), Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) 2010 Administrator of the Year, Government Finance Officer Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award (2008, 2009), and Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (2010-2015).
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