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(310) 675-6462

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Welcome to Business Services

Helping Our Schools Manage Their Resources

The Lawndale Business Services Division measures it's success by what we are able to do for our schools and our community. We provide fiscal oversight along with a wide range of cost-effective administrative, financial and business services, enabling our schools to focus their resources where it matters most, in the classroom.

We welcome your ideas and suggestions for ways we can be of assistance.

Our Business Services Division helps our schools and district departments maximize revenues and contain costs by providing quality administrative, financial, and business services, including:

  • Fiscal Information processing providing personnel, payroll, and retirement accounting for over 500 employees.
  • School District budget oversight services.
  • Purchasing services, including public bids and contracts for schools and departments.
  • Food Services programs including breakfast and lunch and healthy nutrition education.
  • Technology support services for internal and external internet and communication networks.
  • Ongoing maintenance, operations, and custodial support to maintain school district facilities.

Meet our Team

Gretchen Janson

Gretchen Janson, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent of Business Services

Ext. 50026

Jorge Ramirez

Jorge Ramirez

Director of Maintenance & Operations

Ext. 50082

Annie Ryu

Annie Ryu

Director of Food Services

Ext. 50049

Karla Bertran

Karla Bertran

Director of Purchasing

Ext. 50098

Todd Barker

Todd Barker

Director of Information Technology

Ext. 50068


Natalie Martinez

Natalie Martinez

Assistant Superintendent's Secretary

Ext. 50027

Blanca Romero

Blanca Romero

Maintenance & Operations Secretary

Ext. 50082

Daniel Urrutia

Daniel Urrutia, Ed.D.

Director of Safety & Communication

Ext. 50028







Monique Benjamin

Director of Accounting & Budgeting

Ext. 50013