The Santee School District Payroll Department is serviced by the team of Karen Lippert and Lorie Schmitz. Together they provide services, support, and assistance to school sites and departments district-wide. This department processes the payroll for over 1,000 employees and substitutes each month.
The Payroll Services Department serves as the liaison and reporting agent for: Federal and State Taxes Payment/Reporting; SUI (State Unemployment Insurance) Payment/Reporting; Affidavits/Petition for Lost or Overage Payroll Warrants; Wage Garnishments (IRS Levy, Franchise Tax Board, Child Support); Direct Deposit Processing (ACH); Distribution of Payroll Warrants and W2s; and Abatements for Worker's Compensation.
Lorie Schmitz                                           Karen Lippert
(619) 258-2322                                          (619) 258-2314           

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Karen Lippert
Payroll Specialist 
Business Hours:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Important Information


The issue date for December payroll is 12/16/16.  Typically for employees who do not have direct deposit the paychecks are held in the Payroll Department until picked up by the employee.  For December payroll, all paychecks that have not been picked up by 2:00 pm on Friday, December 16 will be mailed to the employee’s home address.

Effective July 2016 paychecks for disbursement of 10/12 pay will be directly deposited for all employees who currently have direct deposit set up for payroll.  No more picking up paychecks in July and August!
For more information about the new PeopleSoft system for Human Resources, Payroll, and paychecks, please click on the link below to read the letter that was sent to all staff via email on 7/27/2016:


Please click on the link below to view the flyer for an upcoming retirement benefit workshop designed for CalPERS members.

Please be aware that you can access your Annual Member Statements (AMS) are available by logging into your my|CalPERS account at The AMS will include your accumulated service, a breakdown of contributions and interest, name of employer(s), and retirement formula(s) .

Take advantage of free member events and training to learn about CalPERS benefits.  Please select the link below to view the list of webinar topics available as well as classes offered by CalPERS.
Beginning July 2011 the fee that the District must pay for each payroll warrant printed (non direct deposit) will increase from $.25 to $1.00.  If you are not currently enrolled in direct deposit please sign up today. There are numerous benefits for having Direct Deposit in addition to helping the District reduce expenses. These include:
  • Reduction in paper
  • Easy access to all paycheck data on a secure website
  • Quicker access to paycheck funds and data (direct deposits are made the night before paychecks are distributed)
  • Paycheck funds can be automatically deposited to more than one bank account
To enroll, please complete and submit the Direct Deposit Authorization form (located on the right side of this page) to the Payroll Department.  Please contact Karen or Lorie in the Payroll Department if you have any questions or concerns or if you need assistance getting started.
Last Modified on December 13, 2016