Budget and Salary/Compensation Transparency Report

Annual Budget & Transparency Reporting

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

Fiscal Year Board Approved Budget and Subsequent Revisions

The Ottawa Area Intermediate School 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 Ottawa Area ISD, which is comprised of 742 square miles of primarily Ottawa and parts of Allegan and Muskegon counties, currently serves eleven K-12 public school districts, six public charter schools, and 23 non-public schools. Our programming reflects a system of lifelong learning which serves children from birth to age 26, and adult students of all ages.

Because the OAISD serves the educational needs of our constituent local districts, local school board members elect OAISD board members. The OAISD 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.

PDF DocumentGeneral Fund Budget (opens in new window)

PDF DocumentSpecial Education Fund Budget (opens in new window)

PDF DocumentVocational Education Fund Budget (opens new window)

PDF DocumentCooperative Fund Budget (opens new window)

PDF Document2018-19 First Amendment Resolutions (opens new window)

Personnel Expenditures - Expressed in Pie Charts

The largest share of the OAISD's personnel expenditures are "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 OAISD has increased co-pays for health insurance and reduced benefit programs for health insurance for all staff. Insurance costs include health, dental, vision, long-term disability, and life.

PDF DocumentPersonnel Expenditures (opens new window)

Current Operating Expenditures - Expressed in Pie Charts

The largest share of OAISD actual expenditures are, in fact, monies that are dispersed to local schools through state and federal grants. The OAISD operates the Careerline Tech Center, the Ottawa Area Center and its satellite Community Based Instruction Programs, Sheldon Pines School, the Juvenile Services Center Education Program, the Juvenile Justice Institute, the Work Readiness Program, Community-based Autism Programs, the Educational Services Building, and classes and services offered through Thompson M-TEC.

The OAISD pays for utilities, technology, facility maintenance, insurance, personnel, and office supplies. Support services are provided for centralized accounting, student records, education/training, consulting, technology, and special education.

PDF DocumentDistrict Expenditures (opens new window)

Current Bargaining Agreements

PDF DocumentCTCTA - Careerline Tech Center Teachers' Association (opens new window)

PDF DocumentOAEA - Ottawa Area Education Association (opens new window)

PDF DocumentOSEA- Ottawa Service Employees Association (opens new window)

Employer-Sponsored Health Care Plans


OAC, CTC, SPS, JJI, JSC Teachers, Supervisors, Technical, Administrators, Support Staff

PDF Document$3,000/$6,000 Deductible HSA (Yellow Plan) (opens new window)

PDF Document$1,000/$2,000 Deductible (Purple Plan) (opens new window)

PDF Document$500/$1,000 Deductible (Orange Plan) (opens new window)

PDF Document$250/$500 Deductible (Green Plan) (opens new window)

HEALTH CASH BENEFIT (annual cash benefit may be used to purchase medical, dental or vision insurance or taken as cash)

  • OAC Aides hired as of 9/1/2007 receive $7,000 for the 2018-2019 contract year
  • OAC Aides hired after September 1, 2007, receive $6,560.52 for the 2018-2019 contract year
  • Behavior Assistants, Support Staff: Shared Business Services Unit, Adult Ed Certificate Instructors, and Early On Service Coordinators receive $7,500 for the 2018-2019 contract year.


PDF DocumentAdministrators, Supervisors, Technical, Instructional Support, Teachers, Support Staff (opens new window)


PDF DocumentAdministrators, Supervisors, Technical, Teachers, Support Staff (opens new window)


PDF DocumentAdministrators (opens new window)

PDF DocumentNon-Administrative Staff (opens new window)


PDF DocumentAdministrators, Supervisors, Technical, and Teachers (opens new window)

PDF DocumentSupport Staff, Paraprofessionals and Aides (opens new window)

PDF DocumentSuperintendent (opens new window)

A D & D

PDF DocumentAdministrators, Supervisors, Technical, and Teachers (opens new window)

PDF DocumentSupport Staff,  Paraprofessionals, and Aides (opens new window)

PDF DocumentSuperintendent (opens new window)

Audited Financial Statements

Each year the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District is required to secure 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 requirements of the many programs we operate.

 PDF DocumentAudited Financial Statements (CAFR) (opens new window)

Medical Benefit Plan Bids

We currently have no medical benefit plan bids.

Procurement Policy

PDF DocumentProcurement Policy (opens new window)

Expense Reimbursement Policy

PDF DocumentExpense Reimbursement Policy (opens new window)

Accounts Payable Check Register

PDF DocumentAccounts Payable Check Register (opens new window)

Employee Compensation Information

All employees of the OAISD 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 skills required, etc. Each classification falls into an established wage and salary system, which takes into account such factors as experience, skills, market demand, cost-of-living factors, etc. The OAISD Board of Education approves both employment and compensation recommendations.

PDF DocumentSalary and Benefit Description of Superintendent and Employees with Salary Exceeding $100,000 (opens new window)

District Paid Association Dues

PDF DocumentDistrict Paid Association Dues Qualifying Expenditures (opens new window)

District Paid Lobbying Costs

PDF DocumentDistrict Paid Lobbying Costs Qualifying Expenditures (opens new window)

Approved Deficit Elimination Plan

The District has not incurred a deficit.

District Credit Card Information

PDF DocumentCredit Card Information (opens new window)

District Paid Out-of-State Travel Information

PDF DocumentOut-of-State Travel (opens new window)

Educator Evaluation Postings and Assurances 

Marzano's Art and Science of Teaching is the tool used within the OAISD to evaluate educators.

The documents below include: a) The research base for the Marzano evaluation framework, b) Identity and qualifications of the author, c) Evidence of reliability, validity, and efficacy, and d) evaluation framework and rubrics with descriptors for each performance level on key summative indicators

PDF DocumentMarzano District Leader (opens new window)

PDF DocumentMarzano School Leader (opens new window)

PDF DocumentMarzano Educator/Teacher (opens new window)

PDF DocumentMarzano Non-Classroom Instructional Support (opens new window)

The documents below include the process for collecting evidence, conducting evaluation converences, developing performace ratings and developing performance improvement plans and a description of the plan for providing evaluators and evaluatees with training

PDF DocumentEvaluation Process (opens new window)

PDF DocumentEvaluation Training (opens new window)

Annual Website Report

Annual Website Report (opens new window)