School Management Services

Financial services
SMS provides comprehensive business management services to School Districts in a unique, flexible format. SMS has identified the core technical and planning services that need to be completed timely and accurately in order to give schools the necessary information they need to manage their finances in an optimal fashion.

Our goal is to help your district achieve the state achievement award for sound financial management.

Helping you meet new challenges
Many new challenges face school districts today.  We help you develop effective strategies for reducing GASB liabilities, measuring new 403 b fiduciary responsibilities and the impact of possible health care reform.   Our professionals are proactive in keeping your financial house in order now and in the future.

School Management Services, LLC (SMS) provides an innovative, comprehensive approach to providing efficient, state-of-the-art business management and planning services to Minnesota School Districts.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to help you achieve more with less.   We provide high quality financial services tailored to meet your performance and cost goals.  We help you put more of your dollars back into the classroom and improve the efficiency of your administration and strategic management services.


We help School Districts find innovative ways to improve their financial process and increase the efficiency of their operations.   We help you design effective strategies and to achieve their goals. We also apply new levels of expertise to deal with persistent problems, such as managing health insurance costs to your budget.


What others have to say:

“Todd has been a key player in moving our district from statutory operating debt to a position of financial strength.  The use of his financial planning models have held true and have continued to allow the district to respond to changing conditions.
Under Todd’s leadership we reorganized the business office to establish a staff with revised roles and responsibilities, thus allowing Todd to optimize the business operation and achieve the results we need.
I highly recommend him to be a part of your district.”

Jim Lash
District 256 School Board Chair