Business Office

Christopher J. Mullins
School Business Administrator
Christopher J. Mullins
Email Contact: [email protected]

Graduated The University of Scranton in 1994 with a BS in Accounting. Mr. Mullins worked for a regional accounting firm from September 1994 until November of 1998, passing the CPA exam in 1996. Mr. Mullins was first employed in school business, as the assistant school business administrator for the Long Branch School District, an Abbott District. Employed as a School Business Administrator since 1999 starting in the Pleasantville School District then moving to the Robbinsville School District in Mercer County where he was involved with the opening of the Robbinsville High School which resulted in the conversion of the District from a K-8 to a K-12 model. Mr. Mullins was the School Business Administrator in Hazlet Township from July 2005 until December of 2021.  Currently he serves as the Business Administrator for the Monmouth-Ocean Educational Services Commission and the Bayshore Jointure Commission.  Mr. Mullins has served in the capacity of School Business Administrator for the Highlands Elementary School District since January 2011.

Mr. Mullins serves as the treasurer of school monies for the Avon School District. He served as the School Business Administrator for the non-operating School District of Sea Bright until it was merged with Oceanport by the NJ Department of Education in June of 2008.

Mr. Mullins has served on numerous county and state committees, including the NJASBO representative to NJSIAA. He has presented several times at NJASBO and NJSBA conferences. Mr. Mullins has mentored numerous new business administrators as they enter the education field and currently serves as the Past-President and Secretary for the Monmouth County Association of School Business Officials. Mr. Mullins was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by NJASBO in 2022.

Administrative Assistant to the Business Administrator
Barbara Roberts
Phone: 732-872-9228 ext 10
Email Contact: [email protected]


As the school business administrator or chief financial officer of the district Mr. Mullins is responsible to perform duties at the district level in the areas of financial budget planning and administration, financial accounting and reporting, insurance/risk administration, purchasing, payroll and health benefits, investment management, facilities planning, construction and maintenance, personnel administration, administration of transportation, food services, technology and security.


School Business Officials facilitate efficient operations so that more resources may be invested in educational programs. A few examples may include:
  • A trained School Business Official carefully managing a district's cash flow can maximize return on investments (even during periods of low rates of return) and manage the timing of expenditures to use available resources more efficiently.

  • By effectively monitoring budgeted expenditures, the School Business Official can quickly identify potential savings and reallocate them to other needed areas rather than waiting until the next budgeting cycle begins.

  • By analyzing business operations throughout the organization, the School Business Official can identify and implement strategies which reduce the cost and the time necessary to complete ordinary business tasks such as payroll management, the processing of purchase orders and the payment of bills and other administrative functions while continuing to meet requirements for auditing and reporting.

  • School Business Officials across the state have developed and shared other strategies for cost savings in a variety of activities, resulting in economies in areas such as insurance, construction management, transportation, food service and other areas.

School Budget Information

For Details on the 2022-23 budget please review: 2022-2023 User Friendly Budget
For Details on the 2021-22 budget please review: 2021-2022 User Friendly Budget
For Details on the 2020-21 budget please review: 2020-2021 User Friendly Budget
For Details on the 2019-20 budget please review: 2019-2020 User Friendly Budget

School Budget Information Presentation

2022-2023 Highlands Elementary School Budget Information Presentation 5/9/2022

Annual Financial Reports

June 30, 2021 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
June 30, 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
June 30, 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
June 30, 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
June 30, 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
June 30, 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report