Zeeland Public Schools budget files
The Zeeland Public Schools district covers 94 square miles of prime growth area in West Michigan, encompassing the city of Zeeland, a portion of the city of Holland, and eight rural townships in Ottawa and Allegan Counties. Traditional community values and a robust job market are attracting many young families to the area. We currently serve 5,738 students in grades kindergarten through twelfth. We also provide preschool, child care, recreation and adult community education Our budget is adopted by a publicly elected local board of education. The budget can be reviewed by clicking on the link below. Like other schools in Michigan, our budget is based upon the best estimate of what the state will provide in per pupil funding. To review our current budget, CLICK HERE.
Budget and Salary Compensation Transparency Reporting
Like any organization, Zeeland Public Schools has a variety of expenditures including utilities, fuel for buses, technology, facility maintenance, insurance, personnel, and office supplies. Schools also pay for classroom supplies, specialized services for students with special needs, and many other instruction-related items. Public schools, like many other government entities, have elected boards that control the expenditure (and receipt) of school funds. The school board members carry out educational obligations at the local level, and they have the ultimate responsibility for school operations.
- Personnel Expenditure reports
Because schools are a service industry, the largest share of every school's expenditures is salaries and benefits. Retirement costs are state mandated. Schools have increased co-pays for health insurance and reduced benefit programs for health insurance for staff. Insurance costs include health, dental, vision, and life. To view the latest personnel expenditure reports, click on the links below:
- Budget Transparency Report: Personnel Expenditures for 2011-2012
- ZPS Employees with wages greater than $100,000 for 2010-2011
Employer Sponsored Health Care Plans . . .
Below are the insurance packages provided for ZPS employees who qualify for coverage:
- MESSA Choices II Summary of Benefits
- Prescription coverage
- Delta Dental Summary of Benefits
- Vision coverage
District paid lobbying costs: Zeeland Public Schools pays no lobbying costs at this time.
The following budget reports were approved by the Zeeland Board of Education and are available for your perusal. Each report can be downloaded as a pdf file. If you have questions, contact David Van Ginhoven, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, at 616-748-3005.
Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Board Approved Budget
- 2012-2013 General Operating Budget with three-year comparison
- 2012-2013 Athletic Budget
- 2012-2013 Building and Site Budget
- 2012-2013 Community Recreation Budget
- 2012-2013 Community Services Budget
- 2012-2013 Debt Retirement Budget
- 2012-2013 Food Service Budget