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Accounting - Business - Budgets

The City of Baker School System Business Department provides our employees, vendors, and community members with all the necessary assistance to manage the business operations of the district. Our services include purchasing, payroll, and budget management.

The City of Baker School District values its good vendor relationships. We make every effort to help vendors obtain the information they need to respond to our Requests for Proposals (RFPs). We will help vendors stay informed by Posting RFPs as they become available and we encourage interested vendors to check back frequently for open RFPs. We also encourage those interested in being placed on our vendor list to review the vendor instructions available on this page.

The business department is happy to help you with any of your district financial questions. Just contact the appropriate individual below to get answers to your questions:
Sidney Stewart, Business Manager
Phone: (225) 774-5795 x 716
Email: [email protected] 
Elantria Simmons, Accounting Specialist
Phone: (225) 774-5795 x 705
Email: [email protected] 
Accounts Payable Calendar (below)

Alisa Sibley, Purchasing Specialist
Phone: (225) 774-5795 x 704
Email: [email protected] 

Portia D. DeCuir, Benefits/Payroll Coordinator
Phone: (225) 774-5795 x 714
Payroll Calendar (below)
Email: [email protected]
Portia D. DeCuir, Finance Specialist
Phone: (225) 774-5795 x 714

If you are a vendor who would like to be placed on the bid list for potential consideration for bids and Requests for Proposal (RFP) with The City of Baker Schools, the necessary instructions follow.

1. Register as a vendor. We will need your business number or social security number for tax purposes. This also allows you to receive notice of our competitive sealed bids and proposals for the appropriate category.

2. Respect our policies and procedures. In many instances we are doing what is required by law. There are usually good reasons for requesting the information required in the bidder registration, quotation, or bid forms. Be thorough and neat in responding to our requests. Remember that we may not have time or be allowed to decipher poor penmanship, request missing information, or permit a correction.

3. Deliver nothing until a purchase order is issued. To get a purchase order issued, it takes the approval of the department head/supervisor/administrator, the business manager, and the superintendent. Please give our purchasing department at least a week to issue it.

A purchase order number must be on all documents. Packing slips must accompany all products if applicable. Mail invoices to:

Purchasing/Business Department
City Of Baker School District
14750 Plank Road
Baker, LA 70714


Send invoices to the attention of Accounts Payable. Please notify us of incomplete shipments. Payment will be processed on complete orders only.

Remember, purchasing is a public process, public information, with public funds. Please call COBSS (225) 778-2371, if you have any questions.