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Transparency Report

 Budget/Compensation Transparency Reporting Onekama Consolidated Schools

Section 1 - Annual Operating Budget and Subsequent Budget Revisions

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The Onekama Consolidated School District serves 324 children in kindergarten through the 12th grade.  In addition we offer preschool, childcare, and adult and community education services.  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.

2021- 2022 Final Budget

2022 - 2023 Opening Budget

2022 - 2023 Amended Budgets

Section 2 - District and Personnel Expenditures

Current Operating Expenditures

Like any organization, the Onekama Consolidated 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   

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 

Section 3 - Current Bargaining Agreements and Employer Sponsored Health Care Plans

Current Bargaining Agreements: Onekama Schools Education Association - Teachers

 Employer Sponsored Health Care Plans

Section 4 - Audited Financial Statements

Each year the Onekama Consolidated 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 many programs we operate.

Financial Statements & Audit Report:   Onekama Schools Financial Statement PDF file

Section 5 - Employee Compensation Information

Position and Salary Information

All employees of the Onekama Consolidated 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 skill required, etc.  Each classification falls into at least one established salary schedule, which takes into account  such factors as seniority in position or similar position, comparison to similar jobs elsewhere in community, cost of living factors, etc. The Onekama Consolidated School District Board of Education determines matters related to school employees including pay and benefits.

Currently, the Onekama Consolidated Schools District does not employ anyone with a salary over $100,000.

Superintendent:  School Year 2022-2023

Salary  -- $95,644

Benefits:  Annuity - 6116, Health Insurance - $11,397

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

Section 7 - District Paid Lobbying Costs

No school district funds were spent on lobbying services in 2021-2022 

Section 8 Deficit Elimination Plan

The school district has not incurred a debt.

Section 9 District Credit Card Information

Card type - VISA

Credit Limit - $8,000

Authorized Users - Various

User's Limit - Various

Section 10: Out-of-State Travel Information

There was no out-of-state travel to report

Section 11: Procurement of Supplies, Material and Equipment

Section 12: Categories of Reimbursable Expenses

 Section 13: Statement of Expenses Incurred by Board Members

Section 14: Medical Benefit Plan Bids

Section 15 -  Evaluations Posting and Assurances

BOARD BYLAWS & POLICY - also found on the Board Office / Administration Page

Title IX Coordinator:  Mary Bergren, Administrative Assistant

5016 Main Street, Onekama, MI


On 12/12/2022 during the school board meeting, action was taken to update the 2021 Rescue plan to reflect daily cleaning of the restrooms changed from hourly.

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