Budget and Salary / Compensation Transparency Reporting


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 30 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):
    1. 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
    2. 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:
    1. The current collective bargaining agreement for each bargaining unit
    2. 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
    3. The audit report of the audit conducted for the most recent fiscal year for which it is available.
  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

Section 1 - Board Approved Budget

Fiscal Year 2016 - 2017
2016 - 2017 Mid-Year Budget Amendment


Section 2a - Personnel Expenditures

Lawton Community Schools 2015 - 2016 Personnel Expenditures


Section 2b - Current Operating Expenditures

Lawton Community Schools 2015 - 2016 Operating Expenditures


Section 3a - Collective Bargaining Agreements

Current Teacher Collective Bargaining Agreement
Current Support Staff, Clerks, and Food Service Collective Bargaining Agreement


Section 3b - Health Care Benefits Plan

Current Employer Sponsored Health Care Plans


Section 3c - Audited Financial Statements

2015 - 2016 Audited Financial Statments


Section 3d - Medical Benefit Plan Bids

Van Buren County Health Consortium Bids March 2014


Section 3e - Procurement Policy

Purchasing Policy


Section 3f - Reimbursable Expenses Policy

District Reimbursable Expense Information


Section 3g - Statement of Reimbursed Expenses

Reimbursed Expenses Fiscal Year 2016


Section 4 - Employee Compensation Information

Compensation Report


Section 5 - District Paid Association Dues

Membership Dues


Section 6 - District Paid Lobbying Costs

The district did not pay any lobbying costs for year ended June 30, 2016.


Section 7 - Deficit Elimination Plan

Lawton Community Schools does not have a deficit and is therefore not required to file a deficit elimination plan.


Section 8 - District Credit Card Information

District Credit Card Information


Section 9 - District-Paid Out-fo-State Travel Information

Out of State Travel Information


Section 10 - Educator Evaluation Systems Postings and Assurances

Teacher Evaluation Information
Administrator Evaluation Information