Allan Tunis Allan Tunis
Chief Financial Officer

Allan H. Tunis joined the Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) as Chief Financial Officer in November 2011.

Tunis brings considerable experience to the position. Since 2009 he served as a consultant to the Institution for Workplace Innovation at Metropolitan Community College (MCC), where he led the charge to create a self-sustaining new department designed to quickly put people back to work during tough economic times. Before that role, Tunis was vice chancellor for Administrative Services for MCC from 1999 to 2009, acting as the college’s principal non-instructional operations leader.

Tunis is an experienced educator with local roots. From 1978 to 1999 he was employed by the Park Hill (Mo.) School District, serving as an elementary school principal for three years before being promoted to assistant superintendent for business services.

Tunis has held a variety of posts related to education and finances, including past appointments to the Kansas City Tax Increment Financing Board, the Kansas City Economic Development Corp., the Platte County, Mo., Board of Equalization, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, and the Missouri Community Colleges Budget Committee.

A native of Michigan, Tunis holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wayne State University (elementary education and educational leadership, respectively), and an Educational Specialist degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.


Phone: 816-418-7295
Fax: 816-418-7281 

Division Description

The Business and Finance Division encompasses all elements of the business applications for the Kansas City Public Schools.  This includes the departments for Accounts Payable, Budget, Child Nutritional Services, Financial Reporting, Payroll, and Purchasing.







Accounts Payable

The Accounts Payable Department is responsible for processing all payments for KCPS,  receiving all incoming invoices, and working with schools and departments to get approval to pay.  Checks and electronic payments are issued on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.


The Treasury Department is responsible for printing and distributing all employee payroll check stubs, maintaining direct deposit information for employees,  distributing W-2’s in January each year and processing requests for W-2 reprints for prior years ($5 charge each), and receiving and receipting all incoming monies to the district. 

Budget and Fiscal Planning

The Department of Budget and Fiscal Planning is responsible for developing the annual budget plan for Kansas City Public Schools.  The budget is one of the most important legal documents prepared by the school district. Kansas City Public Schools has balanced its budget for the last two fiscal years.  Through proper management of the district’s approved balanced operating budget, financial stability has been created, resulting in directing appropriate resources to create a positive learning environment.

Child Nutritional Services 

The Child Nutritional Services program serves appealing, reasonably priced meals to your child and to all the students in Kansas City Public Schools.

Financial Services

The grant compliance and financial reporting section is responsible for coordinating audits; preparing the district’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; preparing, processing and posting  journal vouchers; closing the accounting periods; maintaining the integrity of the general ledger; and providing analysis and financial reports for external grant fiscal reporting.


The Payroll Department facilitates the accurate and timely processing of wages to all employees of the Kansas City Public Schools.


The Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS), through its Repurposing Initiative, is responsible for taking an innovative and comprehensive approach to promote the reuse/redevelopment of 30 of its closed school sites.