Budget and Salary/Compensation Transparency Reporting
Section 18(2) of the Public Act 94 of 1979. The State School Aid Act, has been amended, which requires each school district and intermediate school district to post certain information on its website within 30 days after a board adopts its annual operating budget or any subsequent revision to that budget. The Annual Budget & Transparency Reporting is an opportunity to communicate with our community on how we utilize the resources that are provided to us.
The following information is required to be posted on our website:
Section 1: The annual operating budget and subsequent budget revisions.
Section 2: Using data that has already been collected and submitted to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), a summary of district or intermediate district expenditures for the most recent fiscal year for which they are available, expressed in the following two (2) pie charts:
[A] A chart of personnel expenditures broken down into the following subcategories:
1. Salaries and Wages.
2. Employee benefit costs, including, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and long term care benefits.
3. Retirement benefit costs.
4. All other personnel costs.
[B] A chart of all district expenditures, broken into the following subcategories:
2. Support Services.
3. Business and administration.
4. Operations and Maintenance.
Section 3: Links to all of the following:
Section 4: The total salary and a description and cost of each fringe benefit included in the compensation package for the superintendent of the district or intermediate district and for each employee of the district whose salary exceeds $100,000.
Section 5: The annual amount spent on dues paid to associations.
Section 6: The annual amount spent on lobbying services.
Section 7: Any deficit elimination plan or enhanced deficit elimination plan the district was required to submit under this article.
Section 8: Identification of all credit cards maintained by the district as district credit cards, the identity of all individuals authorized to use each of those credit cards, the credit limit on each credit card, and the dollar limit, if any, for each individual’s authorized use of the credit card.
Section 9: Costs incurred for each instance of out-of-state travel by the school administrator of the district that is fully or partially paid for by the district and the details of each of those instances of out-of-state travel, including at least the identification of each individual on the trip, destination, and purpose.