• 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:
    The annual operating budget and all subsequent revisions
    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 Expressed in Pie Charts

Pie Charts (provided by the Center for Educational Performance and Information)

Section 3 – Listing of Collecting Bargaining Agreements, Health Care Plans, and Audit Report

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

Section 5 – Annual Amount Spent on Dues to Associations

Section 6 – Annual Amount Spent on Lobbying or Lobbying Services

  • The Montrose Community Schools did not pay any lobbying cost during the 2014-2015 or the 2015-2016 fiscal years.

Section 7 – Bids Solicited for Medical Benefit Plans

  • No bids were requested for the 2014-2015, 2015-2016 or 2016-2017 school years

Approved Deficit Elimination Plan

  • The district has not incurred a deficit

District Credit Card Information

Montrose Community Schools District Credit Card Information for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 School

District Paid Out-of-State Travel Information

Educator Evaluation Systems Postings and Assurances