The Division of Business, Operations, and Finance Support is headed by Ms. Frances Guzman, Deputy Director. The office provides quality support in the areas of finance and operations to all Region One ESC programs, local school districts and charter schools, by assisting them in improving student performance and enabling them to operate efficiently and economically. 


The Division provides quality effective training and assistance to the schools’ educational leaders and student service providers through shared services and cooperative agreements.

Services provided include:
  • Finance updates thru the Finance Advisory Council and Business Support Services
  • Business Operations
  • Child Nutrition Program - South Texas Cooperative; includes the Electricity Consortium, and many "service-oriented" bids requested from our districts;  
  • Information Technology
  • Data Processing
  • Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS)
  • Technology Resources such as ESCONETT Regional Network
  • Annual Technology Conference
  • Technology Staff Development
  • Virtual Preview Center and 
  • Distance Learning Consortium.

Leadership Team

  • Frances Guzman – Deputy Director
  • Amanda Galvan – Finance Director
  • Carmen Ocanas-Lerma - Food and Nutrition Director
  • James Mendoza – Administrator for Information Technology
  • Mark Wallace – Director for Facilities & Operations








Contact Information

Frances Guzman
Deputy Director for Business
Operations & Finance Support
(956) 984-6290
Sandra C. Garcia
Business Specialist
(956) 984-6004
Christina Tijerina
Administrative Assistant
(956) 984-6284