Introduction

Section 18(2) of the Public Act of 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 its annual operating budget or any subsequent revision to that budget. The Annual Budget and Transparency Reporting is an opportunity to communicate to our community on how we utilize the resources that are provided to us.

The following information is required to be posted on our website:

Management Agreement - Covenant House Academy - Detroit

Management Agreement - Covenant House Academy - Grand Rapids

Charter Contract and Service Provider Agreement:

http://www.gvsu.edu/cso/school-download.htm?type=contract&profileId=621F89CF-0B0B-2E7F-68485255D4F9792E

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 personal 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 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. Welfare Benefit Plan

    (c) 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 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 and associations.

6. The annual amount spent on lobbying services.

7. The most recent state approved deficit elimination plan or enhanced deficit elimination plan must be posted.

8. Information on all credit cards maintained by the district as district credit cards must be reported.

9. Information on out-of-state travel by district administration must be reported.  

Section 1 - Annual Operating Budget and Subsequent Revisions

Amended & Final Budget FY 2016-2017

Covenant House Academy - Detroit 6/30/17

Covenant House Academy - Grand Rapids 6/30/2017

Covenant House Academy - Detroit

Covenant House Academy- Grand Rapids 

Fiscal Year 2017/18 Projected Revenue and Expenditures

Covenant House Academy - Detroit 6/30/17

Covenant House Academy - Grand Rapids 6/30/2017

Covenant House Academy - Detroit

Covenant House Academy - Grand Rapids

Educational Service Provider Transparency Reports- Expressed in Pie Charts

2a: Covenant House Academy - Detroit Operating Expenditures

2b: Covenant House Academy - Detroit Personnel Expenditures

2a: Covenant House Academy - Grand Rapids Operating Expenditures

2b: Covenant House Academy - Grand Rapids Personnel Expenditures

Section 3a, 3b, and 3c - Listing of the Collective Bargaining Agreements, Health Care Plans, and Audit Report

* 3a. Academies have no collective bargaining agreements.

* 3b:  Health Care Plan Bids, Benefit Overview and Summary Plan Descriptions  , YVS Benefit Health Care Bids 2016 ,  Health Benefit Plan Overview & Bids 2017

* 3c:  Audited Financial Statements

Darnell & Meyering Engagement Correspondences

Report On Financial Statements - Grand Rapids 6/30/2017

Engagement Letter - Grand Rapids

Engagement Letter - Detroit

Covenant House Academy - Detroit

Covenant House Academy - Grand Rapids

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

Superintendent's Salary

The Covenant House Academy utilize an educational service provider for staff
at all three schools.  The total 2016 compensation for staff at the Academy
is $2,139,920.

Section 5 - Annual Amount Spent on Dues paid to Associations

The annual amounts spent on dues paid to associations, are not applicable, since the Academy do not incur these expenditures.

Section 6 - Annual Amount Spent on Lobbying or Lobbying Services

The annual amounts spent on lobbying or lobbying services, are not applicable, since the Academy do not incur these expenditures.

Section 7 - Deficit Elimination Plan

The Academy is not in a deficit position and no deficit elimination plan is required.

Section 8 - Credit Cards

The Academy does not issue credit cards to its administrators.

Section 9.  Out of State Travel

The Academy has no expended funds on out of state travel for staff.

Section 10.  Procurement Policies

The district’s written policy governing procurement of supplies, materials, and equipment

Covenant House Academy Detroit - Procurement Policy

Covenant House Academy Grand Rapids - Procurement Policy 2017

Freedom of Information Act Policy CHA Detroit

Freedom of information Act Policy CHA Grand Rapids

Detroit Academies

Grand Rapids Academy

Section 11. Board Reimbursement

 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

Covenant House Academy Detroit - Board Reimbursement Policy

Covenant House Academy Grand Rapids - Board Reimbursement Policy 2017

 Detroit

 Grand Rapids

Section 12. Statement of Reimbursed Expenses

The academies have no employees and have made no expense reimbursements to any employee or board member

Detroit

Grand Rapids

Section 13. Best Practice Salary Data

Detroit

Grand Rapids

Section 14.  Educator Evaluation Systems Postings and Assurances
Detroit-  Principal/Building Administrator Evaluation Worksheet
                 Classroom Teacher Evaluation Instrument
                 Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching- Evaluation
Grand Rapids- Principal/Building Administrator Evaluation Worksheet
                          Classroom Teacher Evaluation Instrument 
                          Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching- Evaluation