Transparency Reporting

Budget and salary/compensation transparency reporting

Fiscal Year Board Approved Budgets

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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 15 days of adoption. Any subsequent budget amendments are also posted within 15 days.

2019-2020 Original Adopted Budgets

2018-2019 June Amended Budgets

2018-2019 April Amended Budgets

2018-2019 February Amended Budgets

2018-2019 November Amended Budgets

2018-2019 Original Adopted Budgets

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.

Personnel Expenditures

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.

Operating Expenditures

Current Collective Bargaining Agreements

2018-2023 WSEA Contract Agreement

2018-2023 AFSCME Master Agreement

Employer Sponsored Health Care Plans

Summary of Benefits ABC 1 MM

Summary of Benefits ABC 1/10@ Coinsurance MM

Summary of Benefits ABC 2

Summary of Benefits ABC 2/20% Coinsurance

ABC RX Benefits Overview






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.

2017-2018 Audit

Medical Benefit Plan Bids 

Medical Rate Sheet - EBT & SS Blues 

Medical Rate Sheet - All EE's Blues

District Policies

Procurement Policies

Reimbursement Policies  

Employee/Board Member Reimbursements

West Shore Educational Service District employees and board members had costs incurred of $307,043.70 for which they were reimbursed, during the 2016-17 school year. 

ESD Annual Web Reporting

FY2018 Annual Web Report

Educator Evaluation Systems Postings and Assurances

For administrators, West Shore ESD uses MASA's School Advance Administrator Evaluation Instrument.

Implementation Fidelity Guide

NonInstructional Admin Rubric Master

Principal Rubric Master

Dist Superintendent Rubric Master

For teachers, West Shore ESD uses The 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning evaluation tool.