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Budget & Salary; Evaluations; Plans

Section 18 (2)  of the Public Act 94 of 1979, The State School Aid Act, has been amended, which requires each school district and intermediate school district to post certain information on its website within 15 days after a board adopts it annual operating budget or any subsequent revision to that budget.  The Annual Budget & Transparency Reporting is an opportunity to communicate our community on how we utilize the resources that are provided to us.

The following information is required to be posted on our website:
1.  The annual operating budget and subsequent budget revisions.
2.  Using data that has already been collected and submitted to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), a
     summary of district or intermediate district expenditures for the most recent fiscal year for which they are
     available, expressed in the following two (2) pie charts which were provided for the general fund of the district or
     intermediate district by the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI):
          a.  A chart of personnel expenditures broken down into the following subcategories:
                    1. Salaries and Wages
                    2. Employee benefit costs, including, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and long
                        term care benefits.
                    3. Retirement benefits costs
                    4. All other personnel costs
           b.  A chart of all district expenditures, broken into the following subcategories:
                    1. Instruction
                    2. Support Services
                    3. Business and administration
                    4. Operations and Maintenance
3.  Links to all of the following:
           a. The current collective bargaining agreement for each bargaining unit
           b. Each health care benefits plan, including, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, disability, long-term
               care, or any other type of benefits that would constitute health care services, offered to any bargaining unit
               or employee in the district
           c. The audit report of the audit conducted for the most recent fiscal year for which it is available.

           d. Bids required under section 5 of the public employee health benefits act, 2007 PA 106, MCL 124.75.

           e. The district's written policy governing procurement of supplies, materials, and equipment.

           f. The district's written policy establishing specific categories of reimbursable     expenses, as described in section 1254(2) of the revised school code, MCL 380.1254.

           g. Either the district's accounts payable check register for the most recent school   fiscal year or a statement of the total amount of expenses incurred by board members or employees of the district that were reimbursed by the district for the most recent school fiscal year.

4.  The total salary and a description and cost of each fringe benefit included in the compensation package for the superintendent of the district or intermediate district and for each employee of the district whose salary exceeds $100,000.

5.  The annual amount spent on dues paid to associations.

6.  The annual amount spent on lobbying services.

7.  Any deficit elimination plan or enhanced deficit elimination plan the district was  required to submit under this article.

8. Identification of all credit cards maintained by the district as district credit cards, the  identity of all individuals authorized to use each of those credit cards, the credit limit on  each credit card, and the dollar limit, if any, for each individual's authorized use of the  credit card.

9. Cost incurred for each instance of out-of-state travel by the school administrator of the  district that is fully or partially paid for by the district and the details of each of those  instances of out-of-state travel, including at least identification of each individual on the  trip, destination, and purpose.

Section 1 - Annual Operating Budget and Subsequent Revisions

Section 2 - Summary of Expenditures - Expressed in Pie Charts

Section 3 - Listing of Collective Bargaining Agreements, Health Care Plans, Audit Reports, Health Care Bids, Board Policies, Accounts Payable Check Register

Current Collective Bargaining Agreements

Insurance Benefits

Board Policy - Procurement of Supplies, Materials & Equipment

Board Policy - Employee Reimbursement


Accounts Payable Check Register:

Section 4 - Salary and Benefit Description of Superintendent and Employees with Salary Exceeding $100,000

Section 5 - Annual Amount Spent on Dues paid to Associations

Section 6 - Annual Amount Spent on Lobbying or Lobbying Services

N/A - No Funds Spent on Lobbying/Lobbying Services

Section 7 - Approved District Deficit Elimination Plan

N/A - The district has not incurred a deficit.

Section 8 - Credit Cards Maintained by the District

Section 9 - Costs Incurred for Out of State Travel

N/A - The district has no out-of-state travel for the fiscal year. 

Educator Evaluation Systems Postings and Assurances

Public Act 173 tasks the Michigan Department of Education with maintaining a list of state-approved observation/evaluation tools.  Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, a school district, intermediate school district, or public school academy must post on its website the following information about the evaluation tool(s) in use for evaluation of teachers and administrators.  Below is the information on evaluations pertaining to Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools.

Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools has chosen "The 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning" as our Teacher Evaluation Tool and MASA's School ADvance Administrator Evaluation as our building administrator, central office and superintendent evaluation tool.

Since Mt. Morris did a pilot for the 5D teacher evaluation, we have been using it for 5 years and all teachers and administrators have been trained on using the tool through the MASSP trainings.  We are following the tool's recommendations for 3 observations per semester (six total for the year) and the sit-down meetings with each teacher regarding their individual goal setting.


The overall description of the tool and protocols are available here:

The Rubric being used is available below: 

The Framework being used is available below: 


All of the School Advance Evaluation information (framework, assurances, protocols) is available to view here:

All administrators, both building level and central office, have been trained in the evaluation process including School Board Members (11/1/2016), through the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) certified and qualified trainers.  The building and central office level administrators are evaluated throughout the normal school year including a goal-setting meeting and various meetings throughout the school year.  The superintendent evaluation process will be eventually moved to the fall taking into consideration when a new superintendent might be hired.  This continually perpetuates the school board members who know the superintendent actually doing his/her evaluation instead of having the possibility of new board members coming aboard who are 1), not trained yet and 2) do not know the superintendent yet.


23g MI Kids Back-On-Track


Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools received grant funding from the Michigan Department of Education to support its efforts to get students back on track after the COVID 19 Pandemic. Through after school programming and summer learning opportunities, MCS is committed to providing additional academic assistance to students K-12.  To learn more (or to request services outlined on our posted plan), please reach out to your child's school or email our MI Kids Back on Track contact at [email protected].


Pinehurst Elementary- 810.591.2760

Moore Elementary- 810.591.6090

Montague Elementary- 810.591.3750

Mt. Morris Middle- 810.591.7100

EAJ High School- 810.591.2370

Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools: Dr. Rob Bueche ([email protected])- 810.591.8760


Additional information related to the Mi Kids Back-On-Track opportunity can be found below:


23g MI Kids Back on Track Information from MDE

23g MI Kids Back-On-Track Plan for MMCS

23g MI Kids Back-On-Track Approved Budget

Title IX Training Documents:
Budget and Salary/Compensation Transparency Reporting MI School Data