Budget / Compensation Transparency Reporting
Section 1 – Annual Operating Budget and Subsequent Budget Revisions
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The Manistee Intermediate School District serves 5,803 children within the county. There are four public school districts, two public academies, two non-public schools and one community college in our service area. 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
Operating Expenditures Like any organization, the Manistee Intermediate 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 (2022-2023)
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 (2022-2023)
Section 3 – Current Bargaining Agreements and Employer-Sponsored Health Care Plan
Current Bargaining Agreements
Manistee Intermediate School District Education Association – Teacher
Employer-Sponsored Health Care Plans
Teachers, Administration, and Support Staff
Section 4 – Audited Financial Statements
Each year the Manistee Intermediate 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 requirements of the many programs we operate.
Issued Financial Statement to Client (2022-2023)
Section 5 – Employee Compensation Information
All employees of the Manistee Intermediate 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 skills required, etc. Each classification falls into at least one established salary schedule, which takes into account such factors as seniority in position or in similar positions, comparison to similar jobs elsewhere in the community, cost of living factors, etc. The Manistee Intermediate 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.
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
- The district did not incur any lobbying costs
Section 8 – Deficit Elimination Plan
- The district has not incurred a deficit.
Section 9 – District Credit Card Information
Section 10 – Out-of-State Travel Information
- The district did not incur any out of state travel expenses.
Section 11 – Procurement of Supplies, Materials, and Equipment
Section 12 – Categories of Reimbursable Expenses
Section 13 – Accounts Payable Register