Budget and salary/compensation transparency reporting
Fiscal Years 2015-16 and 2016-17 Board Approved Budget
To learn more about how the West Shore Educational Service District serves the schools and children in our community, visit our website at www.wsesd.org, call us at 231-757-3716, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The West Shore Educational Service District is a regional educational service agency created by the legislature in 1962 to bring about quality and equitable educational opportunities to students and schools throughout the state. We provide leadership, programs, and services which complement and enhance the efforts of constituent school districts in extending educational opportunities to all students. Together we maximize resources, share best practices, solve problems, and save time and money.
The WSESD serves 8 public school districts within a 2,000 square mile area. Approximately 8,300 public school, public school academy (charter), and nonpublic school students were enrolled for the current school year. Over 275 preschool students from Mason, Lake and Oceana counties were also enrolled in the Great Start Readiness program managed by WSESD and delegate school districts. In addition, the WSESD operates the Career Tech Center which serves 365 high school students, and WSESD Special Education Center which serves over 33 students with severe physical and/or cognitive impairments.
Because the WSESD serves the educational needs of our constituent local districts, local school board members elect WSESD board members. The WSESD budget is adopted by the board of education no later than June 30 of each year. This budget is then posted on our website within 30 days of adoption. Any subsequent budget amendments are also posted within 30 days.
Personnel Expenditures - Expressed in Pie Charts
The largest share of the WSESD’s personnel expenditures is "Remaining Expenditures" which are primarily made up of "Other Transactions" that include reimbursements to local districts for their expenditures. Retirement costs are state mandated. To lower costs, the WSESD has increased co-pays for health insurance and reduced benefit programs for health insurance for non-union staff. Insurance costs include health, dental, vision, and life.
Current Operating Expenditures - Expressed in Pie Charts
The largest share of WSESD actual expenditures are in fact monies that are dispersed to local schools through state and federal grants. The WSESD operates the Career Tech Center, Great Start Readiness Program, the WSESD Regional Mathematics and Science Center, and the Educational Services Center. WSESD pays for utilities, technology, facility maintenance, insurance, personnel, and office supplies. Support services are provided for centralized accounting, student records, education/training, consulting, and special education.
Current Collective Bargaining Agreements
Employer Sponsored Health Care Plans
Audited Financial Statements
Each year the West Shore Educational Service 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.
Medical Benefit Plan Bids
Employee/Board Member Reimbursements
West Shore Educational Service District employees and board members had costs incurred of $287,795.94, for which they were reimbursed, during the 2014-15 school year.
ESD Annual Web Reporting
Observation / Evaluation Tools
For administrators, West Shore ESD uses MASA's School Advance Administrator Evaluation Instrument.
For teachers, West Shore ESD uses The 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning evaluation tool.