David Nester, Business Administrator, joined the district in 2001 following a successful career in public accounting. Mr. Nester is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to coming to Pottsgrove, he served as the partner in charge of governmental audits for a regional accounting firm. Dave continues to serve on the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (PICPA) State and Local Government Accounting & Auditing Committee. He also serves on the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials’ (PASBO) Accounting Committee. Mr. Nester is a frequent speaker on accounting issues facing school districts at conferences and seminars put on by these organizations.
In his role as Business Administrator, Mr. Nester oversees many of the operational aspects of the District. He is particularly proud of the following accomplishments that the District has made during his tenure.
- The financial stability of the District has improved and as a result, it has been able to maintain a strong AA bond rating through Standard and Poors.
- The District was able to finance the renovation and construction of the High School without raising property taxes.
- Property taxes have increased an average of .31% over the last 5 years as compared to the 3% increase permitted by Act 1.
Mr. Nester currently serves as the President of the Southeastern PA Schools Trust (SEPaST). This is a self-funded healthcare consortium of 16 school districts in Montgomery County. Participation in this trust has allowed the District to limit its increase in healthcare costs. He is also the Treasurer for the Pottsgrove Educational Foundation.
Mr. Nester is a long-term resident of the greater Pottstown area. He graduated from Pottstown High School and Kutztown University. David believes strongly in the value of volunteerism. He has served in varying capacities for the following organizations:
- Pottstown Police Athletic League
- Visiting Nurse Association of Pottstown
- Home Healthcare Management
- Berks Visiting Nurses
- Relay for Life of Pottstown
- SteelRiver Playhouse
David Nester, CPABusiness AdministratorPhone: 610.327.2277 ext. 1004Ron LinkeAssistant Business AdministratorPhone: 610.327.2277 ext. 1024Joyce DawsonAccounts PayablePhone: 610.327.2277 ext. 1016Kay SiskoPayroll SpecialistPhone: 610.327.2277 ext. 1015Bobbi OxenfordChild AccountingPhone: 610.327.2277 ext. 1040Elyse VeniBenefits SpecialistPhone: 610.327.2277 ext. 1014
The mission of the Office of Business Affairs is to provide the stable financial platform necessary to maintain the integrity of classroom instruction in Pottsgrove School District without unnecessarily burdening our taxpayers.
The Office manages all financial transactions for the District including, but not limited to, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, investments, financing and capital acquisitions. The Department is also responsible for budgeting and financial reporting.
In addition, the Office of Business Affairs provides management oversight of other critical support operations for the District including:
Employee Benefits Administration
School Based ACCESS