Transparency Compliance

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 and Transparency Reporting is an opportunity to communicate to our community on how we utilize the resources that are provided to us.

Board Approved Budgets

The Hamilton Budget is adopted in June and typically amended in February and May.  An "initial look" budget is developed in April for planning the next fiscal year.  The Budget includes the General Fund and Food Service Fund.
PDF DocumentBudget 2017-18
PDF DocumentBudget 2016-17 Amended 06-12-17
PDF DocumentBudget 2016-17

Personnel Expenditures

This information is provided by the Michigan Department of Education and is based on the information in the Financial Information Database (FID).  The FID data is submitted by the District to the State after each fiscal year audit.
PDF DocumentPersonnel Expense 2015-16

Current Operating Expenditures

This information is provided by the Michigan Department of Education and is based on the information in the Financial Information Database (FID).  The FID data is submitted by the District to the State after each fiscal year audit.
PDF DocumentOperating Expense 2015-16

Current Bargaining Agreements

The District has two employee groups which are organized or represented by an association or union.  The most recent collective bargaining agreements are provided.

Hamilton Education Association - affiliated with the Michigan Education Association (MEA) and the National Education Association (NEA) (Teachers & Professional Support)
PDF DocumentCollective Bargaining Agreement with Teachers

Hamilton Custodial Association - affiliated with the Michigan Education Association (MEA) and the National Education Association (NEA) (Custodians & Building Maintenance) 
PDF DocumentCollective Bargaining Agreement with Custodians/Maintenance

Employer Sponsored Health Care Plans

The District sponsors Health Care plans for eligible employees.   Eligibility varies by group.

Health Plan Documents

PDF DocumentMESSA Choices
PDF DocumentMESSA ABC Plan 1

PA 106 Compliance

PDF DocumentMarketing Summary

Dental Plan (Administrators, Teachers, Full-time Hourly)

PDF DocumentDental Plan - Teachers
PDF DocumentDental Plan - Custodians
PDF DocumentDental Plan - Adminstration, Supervisors
PDF DocumentDental Plan - Non-Union Hourly FT Personnel

Long Term Disability (LTD) Plan (Administrators, Teachers, Full-time Hourly)

PDF DocumentAdministrators, Supervisors
PDF DocumentTeachers
PDF DocumentCustodians
PDF DocumentEligible Hourly

Vision Plan

PDF DocumentTeachers
PDF DocumentAdministration, Supervisors
PDF DocumentCustodains
PDF DocumentNon-Union Hourly FT Personnel

Life Plan Group

PDF DocumentTwice Salary     Administrators & Directors
PDF Document$25,000  Teachers
PDF Document$25,000  Administrators & Directors
PDF Document$20,000  Custodians
PDF Document$25,000  Non-Union Hourly FT Personnel
PDF Document$10,000  Non-Union Secretaries

Audited Financial Statements

The District is required to have its financial statements audited each year by a Certified Public Accounting Firm.  The most recent audited statements are provided.  The Michigan Department of Treasury also provides audited statements at its website:  www.michigan.gov/treasury
PDF Document2015-16 Financial Statements
PDF Document2014-15 Financial Statements
PDF Document2013-14 Financial Statements
PDF Document2012-13  Financial Statements
PDF Document2011-12  Single Audit Act Compliance
PDF DocumentFinancial Statement 2011-12
PDF DocumentFinancial Statement 2010-11
PDF DocumentFinancial Statement 2009-10

PROCUREMENT POLICY

PDF DocumentCurrent Procurement Policy

EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT POLICY

PDF DocumentCurrent Expense Reimbursement Policy

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CHECK REGISTER 

PDF Document2015-2016 Accounts Payable Check Register

EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION INFORMATION

The District is required to disclose the compensation of the Superintendent and any other employee whose salary is greater than or equal to $100,000.  The employees on the right are expected to have compensation exceeding $100,000 and their contracts or compensation information is provided.
PDF Document2016 Salary & Benefit Description of Superintendent & Employees with Salary Exceeding $100,000

District Paid Association Dues

The District and some of its Employees are members of various Associations.  These Associations provide a variety of services to the District or its employees.
PDF Document2015-2016 District Paid Association Dues

District Paid Lobbying Costs

The District does not pay for any lobbyist services or reimburse any lobbyist expenses.  From time to time, employees are consulted by State legislators for the impact of proposed legislation on the District.  Occasionally, employees may contact legislators or meet with them on issues vital to the District.  Some of the above Associations employ persons who are in regular contact with Legislators or the Governor.

APPROVED DEFICIT ELIMINATION PLAN

The district has not incurred a deficit.

DISTRICT CREDIT CARD INFORMATION

PDF DocumentCurrent Credit Card Information

OUT OF STATE TRAVEL

There was no district out-of-state travel to report in 2015-2016.

Educator evaluation

PDF DocumentState of Michigan laws pertinent to Educator Evaluation
PDF DocumentHamilton Community Schools Board of Education Policy on Professional Staff Evaluation
PDF DocumentHamilton Community Schools Educator Evaluation Training Plan 
PDF DocumentMarzano Teacher Evaluation Model Research
PDF DocumentMarzano Non-Classroom Instructional Personnel Evaluation Research
PDF DocumentMarzano School Leader Evaluation Research
External LinkDistrict Leader Evaluation Research