Budget & Salary Transparency Reporting



    Section 18(2) of Public Act 94 of 1979 (the State School Aid Act), requires school districts to post certain information on its website within 30-days after the adoption of its annual operating budget or any subsequent revision of that budget.  As such, the Annual Budget and Transparency reporting provides an opportunity for school districts to communicate with their respective communities how the resources provided are being utilized. Within the expectation of this law, the following information is required to be posted:

    1. The annual operating budget and all subsequent revisions
    2. Using data that has already been collected and submitted to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), a summary of district expenditures for the most recent fiscal year for which the data are available. In addition, this information must be presented in the form of two pie charts reflecting elements of the general fund as provided by the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI).

    A.  The first pie chart reflects personnel expenditures broken down into the following categories:

    1)      Salaries and wages

    2)      Employee benefit costs to include but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and long-term care benefits

    3)      Retirement benefit costs

    4)      All other personnel costs

    B.  The second chart must reflect all district expenditures as defined by the following categories:

    1)      Instruction

    2)      Support services

    3)      Business and administration

    4)      Operations and maintenance

    3.  Finally, the district must also provide links to the following:

    A.  All current collective bargaining agreements for all bargaining units

    B.  All health care benefit plans to include but not limited to medical, dental, vision, disability, long-term care, or any type of benefits that would constitute health care services offered to any bargaining unit or district employee.

     C.  The total salary and a description of each fringe benefit (as well as their cost) provided to the superintendent, as well as any other district employee whose salary exceeds $100,000.  

    D.  The annual amount spent on dues paid to associations

    E.  The annual amount spent on lobbying activities

    Section 1:   Annual Operating Budget and Subsequent Revisions



    Section 2:  Summary of Expenditures as Expressed in Pie Charts

    Operational Expenditures

    Personnel Expenditures

    Section 3a-3d:  Listing of Collecting Bargaining Agreements, Health Care Plans, and Audit Report

    a. Collective Bargaining Agreements

    b. Health Care Benefits Plans

    c. Audited Financial Statements 

    d. Medical Benefit Plan Bids

    Section 3 e:  Procurement Policy

    Competitive Bidding

    Section 3f:  Expense Reimbursement Policy

    Conference Travel Approved for Reimbursement

    Section 3g:  Accounts Payable Register

    Check Register

    Section 4 – Salary and Benefits for the Superintendent and Employees with a Salary Exceeding $100,000

    Superintendent’s Compensation Information and Employment Contract 2018-2021

    Section 5 – Annual Amount Spent on Dues to Associations

    Association Dues

    Section 6 – Annual Amount Spent on Lobbying or Lobbying Services

    Annual Amount Spent on Lobbying or Lobbying Services

    Section 7 - Approved Deficit Reduction Plan

    Approved Deficit Reduction Plan

    Section 8 - District Credit Card Information

    District Cardholders and Limits

    Section 8:  District Paid Out-of-State Travel Information

    Out of State Travel

    Section 9: Educator Evaluation Systems Postings and Assurances

    Educator Evaluation Systems Postings and Assurances

    Section 10:  Dashboard

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