It is the mission of the West Shore ESD Business Department to provide effective business, administrative, and operational support services.
It is the vision of the West Shore ESD Business Department to become a leader in providing support services to promote success for all students.
To continue enhancing the capacity of business/operational staff
To continue to identify and implement methods that produce operational efficiencies
To work with West Shore ESD stakeholders to identify their business and operational needs
To develop a plan for enhancing communication with West Shore ESD's stakeholders
The West Shore ESD Business Services Department records and reports all financial transactions of the organization in the General, Special Education, Career & Technical Education, Special Revenue, Debt Service, and Capital Projects Funds. The Business Services Department provides the following services:
Develop and manage budget, cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, general accounting, and grants accounting.
Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws, regulations and reporting.
Responsible for the care and maintenance of all West Shore ESD grounds and facilities.
The Business Services Department offers assistance to local schools in a variety of financial and business operations areas, including but not limited to:
Business office technical and general assistance
Federal grant assistance
County school district boundaries map
Guidance and technical assistance on new federal or state financial initiatives
Liaison with local institutions, agencies, the Michigan Department of Education, and the Center for Performance and Information (CEPI)
Maintenance of Effort calculations
Medicaid payments and auditing
Student auditing and truancy services
The mission of the West Shore Schools Business Collaborative is to direct more resources to instructional services, to work cooperatively using technology and shared resources to achieve efficiencies in business operations.
Shared Business Services
Our experienced staff is committed to providing high-quality service and is very customer-oriented.
Services offered include, but are not limited to:
Business management services
Human resource assistance
Transportation routing and dispatching
Substitute bus drivers
Pupil auditing and pupil accounting
Support services for shared software
Workshop opportunities for local district staff
Facilitate collaborative opportunities