Budget/Compensation Transparency Reporting: 

Manistee ISD

Report Date: 12/21/2016

Section 1  -  Annual Operating Budget and Subsequent Budget Revisions

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The Manistee Intermediate School District serves 5,136 children within the county.  There are four public school districts, one public academy, 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.

Fiscal Year 2016 - 2017 Board Approved Budget
General Revenue Fund (2016 - 2017) Amended Budget
General Revenue Fund (Current Year) Amended Budget
Special Revenue Fund (2016 - 2017) Amended Budget
Special Revenue Fund (Current Year) Amended Budget

Section 2 -  District and Personnel Expenditures
Current Operating Expenditures 2015 - 2016

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
Operating Expenditures 2015 - 2016

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
Personnel Expenditures 2015 - 2016

Section 3 - Current Bargaining Agreements and Employer Sponsored Health Care Plans
Current Bargaining Agreements
Manistee Intermediate School District Education Association - Teacher
Master Agreement
Employer Sponsored Health Care Plans
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.
Financial Statements & Audit Report
Issued Financial Statement to Client 2015 - 2016

Section 5 - Employee Compensation Information
Position and Salary 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. Currently the Manistee Intermediate School District does not employee anyone with a salary over $100,000.

Salary Benefits
$42,118   Insurance
$241 = LTD & Life
$1,500 = Annuity

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
List of Association Dues

Section 7 - District Paid Lobbying Costs
No school district funds were spent on lobbying services in 2015 - 2016.

Section 8 - Deficit Elimination Plan
The district has not incurred a deficit in 2015 - 2016.

Section 9 - District Credit Card Information
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Section 10 - Out-of-State Travel Information
There was no out-of-state travel to report in 2015 - 2016.

Section 11 - Procurement of Supplies, Materials, and Equipment
Policy 6320

Section 12 - Categories of Reimbursable Expenses
Policy 3440, 4440, 6550

Section 13 - Accounts Payable Register
Accounts Payable Register.

Section 14 - Medical Benefit Plan Bid
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Section 15 -  Evaluations Posting and Assurances
School ADvance Administrator Evaluation System

5D Teacher Evaluations Postings and Assurances