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MESSA PLAN  https://docs.google.com/a/manistee.org/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=bWFuaXN0ZWUub3JnfG9uZWthbWFzY2hvb2xzfGd4OjM3YWM5ZDRjZDk1NjNkZDY

 Budget/Compensation Transparency Reporting Onekama Consolidated School


Section 1 - Annual Operating Budget and Subsequent Budget Revisions

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The Onekama Consolidated School District serves 435 children in kindergarten through the 12th grade.  In addition we offer preschool, childcare, and adult and community education services.  Our budget is adopted by our publicly elected board of education no later than June 30 of each year.  Like other schools in the State of Michigan, our budget is based on our best guess of what amount of per pupil funding the state will provide.

2017-2018 Opening Budget / 2017-2018 Amended Budget / 2017-2018 Final Budget
2016-17 Opening Budget
/ 2016-17 Amended Budget / 2016-2017 Final Budget

 (files are also attached at the bottom of this page)         

Section 2 - District and Personnel Expenditures
Current Operating Expenditures 2016-17

Like any organization, the Onekama Consolidated School District has a variety of expenditures including utilities, fuel for buses, technology, facility maintenance, insurance, personnel, and office supplies.  Public schools are unique in that they have boards of education that control the expenditure (and receipt) of school funds.  The school board members are state officers who carry out the state's educational obligations at the local level and they have the ultimate responsibility for school operations.  Schools also pay for classroom supplies, specialized services for students with special needs, and many other instruction-related items. 

Pie Chart for Current Operating Expenditures 2016-2017  (file attached at the bottom of this page) 

Personnel Expenditures

Because schools are a service industry, the largest share of every school's expenditures are salaries and benefits. Retirement costs are state mandated and controlled at the state level. Schools have increased co-pays for health insurance and reduced benefit programs for health insurance for staff. Insurance costs include health, dental, vision, and life. All other personnel benefit costs include annuities and car allowances.

Pie Chart for Personnel Expenditures 2016-2017 (file also attached at the
bottom of this page) 

Section 3 - Current Bargaining Agreements and Employer Sponsored
Health Care Plans
Current Bargaining Agreements
Onekama Schools Education Association - Teachers
     Master Agreement Teachers 2017-2018  PDF file (also attached at bottom of page)

Employer Sponsored Health Care Plans

            MESSA ABC Plan 2   (file attached at the bottom of this page)

             MESSA ABC Plan 1 (file attached at the bottom of page)

Master Agreement Transportation Association 15-17

             Master Agreement Transportation Association 17-18   

Section 4 - Audited Financial Statements
Each year the Onekama Consolidated School District is required to hire an independent auditor to complete a comprehensive audit which evaluates and reports on the financial condition of the district. The audit includes a thorough analysis of all business operations as well as a compliance review for the many programs we operate.

Financial Statements & Audit Report June 2017

 2017 Onekama Schools Financial Statement PDF file  (file also attached at the bottom of this page) 

Section 5 - Employee Compensation Information
Position and Salary Information

All employees of the Onekama Consolidated School District are categorized by classification
of position held. All classifications are established according to demands of the position
level of responsibility, job functions performed, credentials and skill required, etc.
Each classification falls into at least one established salary schedule, which takes into account
such factors as seniority in position or similar position, comparison to similar jobs elsewhere
in community, cost of living factors, etc. The Onekama Consolidated School District Board
of Education determines matters related to school employees including pay and benefits

This report requires listing the Superintendent and employees with salaries over $100,000.
Currently the Onekama Consolidated School District does not employee anyone with a salary
over $100,000.
Salary Benefits
$75,725 Annuity = $2,750

Health Insurance = $19,723

Section 6 - District Paid Association Dues
Dues and fees paid by our district are limited to professional associations, student associations, or employment associations (labor union dues) on behalf of staff. These memberships provide added opportunities, resources, continuing education, and professional development. These memberships make it possible for our district to conduct business in more efficient ways and result in scholarship opportunities for our students.
List of Association Dues Paid

  1. Michigan Association of School Boards - $1,536
  2. Michigan Association of School Administrators - $860
  3. Michigan Association of Pupil Transportation - $140

Section 7 - District Paid Lobbying Costs
No school district funds were spent on lobbying services in 2016-2017.

Section 8 Deficit Elimination Plan
 The school district has not incurred a debt.
Section 9 District Credit Card Information

Card Type

Credit Limit

Authorized Users

User's Limit


Section 10: Out-of-State Travel Information
There was no out-of-state travel to report

 Section 11: Procurement of Supplies, Material and Equipment

Onekama School by-laws and policies -table of contents 
                                                                           see policy 6320 in the description

 Section 12: Categories of Reimbursable Expenses


The Board of Education will provide for the payment of the actual and necessary expenses, including traveling expenses, of any professional staff member of the District incurred in the course of performing services for the District, whether within or outside the District, under the direction of the Board.

The validity of payments for job-related expenses shall be determined by the Superintendent.

The Board shall pay the expenses of professional staff members when they attend professional meetings approved in accordance with the policy of this Board and in accordance with the administrative guidelines of the Superintendent.

M.C.L.A. 380.1254


Travel expenses incurred for official business travel on behalf of the Board of Education shall be limited to those expenses necessarily incurred by the employee in the performance of a public purpose authorized, in advance, in accordance with administrative guidelines.

Payment and reimbursement rates for per diem meals, lodging, and mileage shall be approved by the Board annually. The Board shall establish mileage rates not exceeding the Federal IRS prescribed mileage rate.

Employees are expected to exercise the same care incurring travel expenses that a prudent person would exercise if traveling on personal business and expending personal funds. Unauthorized costs and additional expenses incurred for personal preference or convenience will not be reimbursed.

Unauthorized expenses include but are not limited to alcohol, movies, fines for traffic violations, and the entertainment/meals/lodging of spouses or guests.

All travel shall comply with the travel procedures and rates established in the administrative guidelines.

 Section 13: Statement of Expenses Incurred by Board Members

  2016-2017 Expenses incurred by board members view or download

 Section 14: Medical Benefit Plan Bids

RFP Worksheet  

 Section 15 -  Evaluations Posting and Assurances

School ADvance Administrator Evaluation System

5D Teacher Evaluations Postings and Assurances

Superintendent Evaluation Tool 
(the tool is listed below as a PDF)


Mary Bergren,
Nov 1, 2017, 11:08 AM
Mary Bergren,
Nov 1, 2017, 11:08 AM
Barbara Eldridge,
Nov 16, 2014, 6:58 AM
Mary Bergren,
Nov 1, 2017, 11:38 AM
Mary Bergren,
Nov 8, 2017, 8:45 AM
Mary Bergren,
Nov 8, 2017, 8:45 AM
Mary Bergren,
Oct 17, 2017, 9:10 AM
Mary Bergren,
Apr 10, 2018, 6:41 AM
Mary Bergren,
Nov 1, 2017, 11:36 AM
Mary Bergren,
Oct 13, 2017, 11:34 AM
Mary Bergren,
Oct 13, 2017, 11:34 AM
Mary Bergren,
Oct 20, 2017, 6:17 AM
Barbara Eldridge,
Nov 29, 2016, 8:51 AM
Barbara Eldridge,
Nov 29, 2016, 8:52 AM
Barbara Eldridge,
Dec 13, 2013, 8:42 AM
Mary Bergren,
Jan 19, 2018, 7:01 AM