Budget and Salary/Compensation Transparency Reporting

The Annual Budget and Salary/Compensation Transparency Reporting legislation is an opportunity for the Vanderbilt Area School to share, with the public, information on how resources are utilized.

The legislation represents an amendment to the State School Aid Act (Public Act 94 of 1979) and requires each Michigan school district and intermediate school district to post the following budgetary information on its website.



Board Approved Budget
The Vanderbilt Area School budget is adopted by a publicly elected local board of education no later than June 30 of each year.  This budget is posted on the website within 15 days of adoption.  Any subsequent budget amendments are also posted within 15 days.

2016-2017 Budget Amendment (February 2017)


2016-2017 Budget


2015-2016 Budget

2015-16 Revenue and Expenditure Projections


2014-2015 Amendment


Personnel Expenditures and Current Operating Expenditures
Because schools are a service industry, the largest share of every school's expenditures is salaries and benefits.  Operational expenditures include but are not limited to instructional resources, fuel, maintenance, and technology.

2014-2015 Personnel Expenditures

2014-2015 Operating Expenditures


Current Bargaining Agreements & Employer Sponsored Health Care Plans
EA Bargaining Agreement

ESA Bargaining Agreement

Benefits Table

MESSA Insurance Information


Audited Financial Statements
Each year, Vanderbilt Area School 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 requirements of the many programs we operate.

Official Audit 2014–15


Medical Benefit Plan Bids
This section includes information related to bids required under section 5 of the public employee health benefits act, 2007 PA 106, MCL 124.75.  Bids must be solicited from four or more carriers (including one VEBA) for each employee group at least once every three years or whenever a change in health plan coverage is made.

VAS did not request bids. 



Procurement Policy



Expense Reimbursement Policy



Accounts Payable Check Register 

2014-2015 Check Register


Employee Compensation Information
This section will include compensation information for the superintendent and any employee whose salary exceeds $100,000 annually.  For purposes of this reporting, salary is defined as Medicare wages for the calendar year. The District does not have any employees who make $100,000. 

2015 Employee Compensation Information


District Paid Association Dues
Dues and fees paid with district funds are limited to professional associations and student associations.  Membership in professional associations provide added opportunities, resources, continuing education, and professional development.  They also make it possible for our district to conduct business in more efficient ways.  Participation in student associations results in scholarship opportunities for students.  Employees pay employment association (labor union) dues through payroll deductions.  These dues are not paid with district funds.

No school district funds were spent on association dues.


District Paid Lobbying Costs

No school district funds were spent on lobbying services in 2014-2015.


District Credit Card Information

The district does not issue credit cards.


District Paid Out-of-State Travel Information

The district did not incur any out-of-state travel expenses.



Deficit Elimination Plan


​Full plan in PDF format

Please follow this link to visit the MI School Data website:  www.mischooldata.org



​PERFORMANCE REVIEW SYSTEM FOR THE DISTRICT


Teacher Evaluation System: The Framework for Teaching (2013) 


​Superintendent Evaluation System: MASB Evaluation System

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Vanderbilt, MI 49795

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