Business Systems and Payroll

Kim Burke

Kim Burke

Message from the Manager

Business Systems and Payroll is part of the Fiscal Services Department of the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education (SLOCOE).  The Payroll Manager works directly with the Assistant Superintendent , Fiscal Services.


In addition to all school district payroll-processing for districts within San Luis Obispo County, our payroll team is responsible for the processing and distribution of supplemental and end-of-month paychecks to all San Luis Obispo County school districts and Cuesta Community College. This department also audits and submits retirement reporting for the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) and Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) for all San Luis Obispo county school districts including 3 charter schools, and Cuesta Community College (STRS only). All automatic payroll deposits, warrant cancellations, and wage adjustments are handled through the SLOCOE Payroll office.  In conjunction with Business Systems, SLOCOE Payroll issue W-2s for over 7,792 full-time, substitute, and part-time employees in San Luis Obispo County school districts. In 2017, total gross payroll countywide exceeded $254 million dollars. The Payroll team strives for continuous improvement through training and phone support in a helpful and professional manner in order to facilitate compliance with federal and state tax and retirement laws.

Business Systems

Business Systems produces payroll and accounts payable warrants for San Luis Obispo County school districts and Cuesta Community College. Forms 1095, 1099, and W-2 are also produced by Business Systems for all of our school districts. In addition, as the county hub for Quintessential School Systems (QSS) school business software, SLOCOE Business Systems provides software user support and troubleshooting for various QSS modules including core financial, payroll, human resources, absence tracking, benefits management, purchasing and requisition routing, position control, budget development, as well as other areas within the QSS school financial system.


Accounts Payable – Monday & Wednesday at 2PM

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Kim Burke – Payroll Manager

Debra Leopard – Business Systems Specialist

QSS/QCC Support
Warrant Production
Data Processing Calendars
Training Schedule

Kim Harrington – Payroll/Retirement Specialist


County Office Payroll (A-L)
PERS Reporting
Wage Adjustments (COE & Districts)
External Payroll Support

Meghan Knable – Payroll/Retirement Specialist

County Office Payroll (M-Z)
STRS Reporting
External Support

Kim Boyd– Payroll/Retirement Specialist

Grizzly , Pleasant Valley and SIPE Payroll
STRS Support
Automatic Payroll Deposits (APDs)
Warrant Production Support
External Support

Catherine Oden – Payroll/Retirement Specialist

Cayucos and Shandon Payroll
PERS Support
Voluntary Deductions
Automatic Payroll Deposits (APDs)