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Business Services

Brandon Knecht
Brandon Knecht
Director of Business Services

Director of Business Services/EMIS

The Business Services department administers the support services of Northmont Schools, including purchasing, food service, operations, transportation, and Education Management Information System (EMIS), plus financial budgeting and forecasting.

Northmont is a member of the Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council, a cooperative of approximately 200 member school districts from 18 counties.  The collective purchasing power of the council generates considerable savings for Northmont for items from classroom supplies and custodial materials to medical and liability fleet property insurance.

Business Services regularly monitors budget accounts and manages cost control programs to maximize the district's financial resources.



Jason Watson
Director of Operations

The Operations department at Northmont City Schools provides more than half of the non-educational support to the students and staff of the district. Because of what the people in Operations do, the educational programs continue seamlessly day in and day out.

From the 50 plus school buses that cover some 2800 miles each day, delivering students to and from school, to the building maintenance staff that keeps the buildings and equipment operating at peak efficiency, to the warehouse staff who provides not only the materials for learning but also takes care of the basic necessities of life during each school day.

The building maintenance staff consists of six full-time professionals who along with some part-time summer help maintain 11 facilities or over 723,000 square feet of building space along with 196 acres of grounds.


Northmont's Preventive Maintenance Program has been modeled by other Ohio school districts due to its success and repeated annual savings. The district maintenance department works hard to keep the facilities in operating order and the work doesn't diminish in the summertime. Work is constantly being done to make repairs and replacements to equipment that can't be accomplished during the school year.

The district strategic plan outlines the approach we take whenever replacing equipment, that we look at energy efficient green initiatives, whether it be LED lighting or HVAC systems, and that we are always trying to ensure that we are using district funds to get the highest return on investment.