Budget/Compensation Transparency Reporting Onekama Consolidated Schools
Section 1 - Annual Operating Budget and Subsequent Budget Revisions
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The Onekama Consolidated School District serves 320 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.
Section 2 - District and Personnel Expenditures
Current Operating Expenditures
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.
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.
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: Onekama Schools Financial Statement PDF file
Section 5 - Employee Compensation Information
Position and Salary Information
Currently, the Onekama Consolidated Schools District does not employ anyone with a salary over $100,000.
Superintendent: School Year 2021-2022
Salary -- $80,500
Benefits: Annuity - $5250.00, Health Insurance - $11,296.00
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.
Section 7 - District Paid Lobbying Costs
No school district funds were spent on lobbying services in 2020-2021
Section 8 Deficit Elimination Plan
The school district has not incurred a debt.
Section 9 District Credit Card Information
Section 10: Out-of-State Travel Information
There was no out-of-state travel to report
Section 11: Procurement of Supplies, Material and Equipment
see policy 6320 in the description
Section 12: Categories of Reimbursable Expenses
see policy 3440 & 6550
Section 13: Statement of Expenses Incurred by Board Members
2020-2021 Expenses incurred by board members
Section 14: Medical Benefit Plan Bids
Section 15 - Evaluations Posting and Assurances
For additional information - http://www.masb.org/postingrequirements