The Finance Department of the Zuni Public School District works with all other district departments as they implement plans, programs, and strategies designed to enhance the educational opportunities and experiences of the students of the district.  It is the intent of the Finance Department to manage the budget and finances of the district to ensure that we get the maximum value for each dollar that we receive so as to not deny any student the education that they deserve and desire.

Travel & Per Diem Policy

Zuni Public Schools Travel Authorization Request Instructions

(Travel Authorization Request Form)

You must select to be reimbursed either through the Per Diem option or through the Actual Cost option. This is not a hybrid system allowing you to selectively combine the two. All travel requiring a reimbursement will require an approved TAR prior to traveling.

Per Diem 
If you are traveling overnight and choose to be paid the per diem rate you will be paid the state allowed rates for meals and lodging.  The normal in-state rate is $85.00 per day and that is what you will be paid to cover lodging and meals.  If you are staying in Santa Fe that rate increases to $135.00.  The normal out of state rate is $115.00.  There are certain cities that require a higher per diem due to the costs associated with staying there.  Those cities are listed on the front of this form.  If you are staying in one of those cities the per diem rate is $215.00.  If you choose to be paid per diem for your travel, you do not need to keep your receipts but you will not be reimbursed over and above the dollar amounts listed above and on the front side of this form.  Per diem payments will only be made for overnight travel.  Meals for day travel only require receipts for reimbursement.

Actual Cost 
If you are traveling and the district pays for your lodging then you will be paid for actual expenses and you must save and remit all receipts.  The amount allowed for your meals will not exceed the state allowed per diem rates of $30.00 for in-state travel and $45.00 for out-of-state travel.  You will only be reimbursed per meal according to the breakdown listed on the front of this form.  We do reimburse tips that were paid, but we will only reimburse a tip up to 15% of the meal cost.  

1) Fill out top of form including Title and Dates of Meeting or Conference and funding source.  If you do not know the funding source or budget balance, ask your supervisor.  Your supervisor is responsible to verify the funding source and availability of funds.  If you are traveling outside of the district but within the workday, check the “Within the Workday” box, sign form and turn it into your supervisor for approval.

2) For each vendor who will be paid from this TAR; the employee for out of pocket expenses, any lodging facility, and any registrations, a purchase requisition (PR) must be created and submitted with the TAR. Any TAR submitted with the physical copy of the PR will be returned in order to have the PRs attached.

3) Select method of reimbursement, Per Diem or Actual Expense. If ZPSD is paying for your lodging, you will automatically use Actual Expense and you will need to save and turn in all receipts. Where possible you should stay at NMAA approved motels/hotels as we get preferred rates at these facilities. Check their website, for a list of those facilities.

4) Complete Estimated Cost section and turn in to supervisor for approval. Meal estimate should only include payment for meals not provided at conference. Remember to complete the estimated dates and times of departure and return.  Attach correspondence justifying travel.  This form should be submitted for approval at least 2 weeks prior to travel.  Late form submission may cause travel to be denied.

5) Upon approval of Estimated Costs, the form should be returned to you. Keep it until you return from your travel.  The approved form is your authorization to travel – no form, no travel.

6) Upon return, fill in Reimbursement Request section. If you are claiming Actual Cost fill in the appropriate lines, attach all receipts, total all costs and double check for accuracy, attach a copy of the agenda from the workshop/conference and return form to supervisor. Remember to complete the actual dates and times of departure and return.  Incomplete forms or errors in calculations will require that the forms be returned to you for corrections and this will delay processing of your reimbursement check. Have the site bookkeeper print the entity copy of the Purchase Order for which you are seeking reimbursement and have it signed by the site supervisor. Attach all pertinent purchase orders to the TAR.

7) Submit the TAR and all accompanying paperwork for reimbursement. This form needs to be turned in for reimbursement within two weeks of completion of travel. Exceeding this time frame may cause denial of  reimbursement.

Zuni Public School District Audit Report

Most Recent Audit Report for the Zuni Public School Districts

Attached is a link for the most recent audit report for the Zuni Public School District. If you should have any questions, please contact Mr. Martin Romine, Finance Director at (505) 782-5511. Thank you.


2013 Zuni Public School District Audit Report

2014 Zuni Public School District Audit Report 

2015 Zuni Public School District Audit Report


2016 Zuni Public School District Audit Report

2019 Zuni Public School District Audit Report

Martin Romine

Chief Financial Officer

Martin Romine has served as the Director of Finance for Zuni Public Schools (ZPSD) since September 2008.  He currently represents Region I on the New Mexico Association of School Business Officials Board. 


Prior to being employed by ZPSD he worked as a Finance Manager for various privately owned businesses in Gallup, NM.  Most of those years he worked in the grocery and warehouse food service industry.  During his time in the private sector he had the opportunity to be part of a legislatively appointed task force consisting of members of business, labor, and government. This committee had the task of re-writing the worker’s compensation law for the state of New Mexico.  They were successful in bringing many worker’s compensation insurers back into the state, creating the New Mexico Mutual Casualty Company, and reducing worker’s compensation bills for businesses throughout the state. 


While working in the grocery industry he sat on the Government Relations Committee of the National Grocer’s Association where he had the opportunity to help set legislative priorities for independent grocers throughout the nation.  On a local level he was elected to the Ramah Water and Sanitation District Board of Directors where he served 6 years as chairman.  Mr. Romine received his degree in Finance from Brigham Young University.  He has been married for almost 39 years; he and his wife have 4 children and 10 grandchildren. 

Martin Romine

Chief Financial Officer


Debbie Haskie

Accounts Payable Operations


Elfina Chopito

Payroll Department


10 Sandy Springs Road

PO Drawer A

Zuni, NM 87327


Ph: (505) 782-5511

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