Desert Sands's Fiscal Services

Fiscal Services

The Fiscal Services Division of the Desert Sands Unified School District provides services to schools, departments, and district employees in various areas of accounting and is organized into six functional units:

Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Associated Student Body
Student Attendance

Fiscal Services is responsible for all general accounting duties including student attendance reporting, categorical financial reports, budget development, internal control procedures and audit reporting.

The District currently maintains 12 funds with a total operating budget of $325 million. Fiscal Services provides support to all school sites and departments, providing accurate and timely financial data to assist managers and program coordinators with the task of budget monitoring.


DE-4 Form (used for changing State Withholdings)

W-4 Form (used for changing Federal Withholdings)
The IRS revamped the form for calendar year 2020 due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Since the way that we are taxed has changed so has the form.  They no longer base our taxable earnings on # of deductions but rather dollar amounts.  Please see your tax consultant if you need help filling out the form or you can visit the IRS website.  There is a link below to the IRS calculator if you'd like to use it and also some information on the new W-4 Form.  

Direct Deposit Form (make sure to include a voided check or document from the bank with Routing number and Account number)

Verification of employment
Please fax any verifications of employment to (760) 771-8540.  Please allow up to 1 week for processing.  After faxing verification, you can call/email the appropriate payroll specialist according to the last name of the employee if you need to confirm information.  If you receive voicemail, please leave a message and they will return your call as soon as possible.  Follow this link and scroll to the bottom to find our department contacts.
403(b) Changes
New participants can enroll, select their plan and contribution amounts and email questions directly.  Existing participants can make updates to their contribution amounts, update beneficiaries and monitor their retirement saving progress online.
If you need help regarding your 403(b) changes please contact:

Schools First 403(b)/457(b) Plan Administrator

Phone: 1-800-462-8328 x4727
Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm 
Saturday 9am - 3pm




American Fidelity:

Online Account Setup

Mobile App

AF™ Disability Income Insurance Support 

For support on the following topics, employees may visit and scroll to the FAQ section.
• Filing an Insurance Claim
• Checking your Claim Status
• Signing Up for Direct Deposit

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