Budget and Salary/Compensation Transparency

  • The Budget and Salary/Compensation Transparency Reporting section provides the opportunity for Greater Heights Academy to communicate with our community how we utilize the resources provided to us. 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 information on its website.


    Fiscal Year Board Approved Budgets
    The Greater Heights Academy budget is adopted by our Board of Directors 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 of adoption.

    2021-2022

     

    2020-21

    2019-20


    Personnel Expenditures


    Operating Expenditures


    Current Bargaining Agreements
    The District does not have any collective bargaining agreements for the fiscal year.


    Employer Sponsored Health Care Plans
    This section links to summaries of current health care plans offered to employees of Greater Heights Academy.


    Audited Financial Statements
    The most recent financial audit can be viewed below. Audits for previous years can be viewed at the MDE Office of Audits website by following the link provided.


    Procurement Policy


    Expense Reimbursement Policy


    Employee Compensation Information


    Accounts Payable Check Register


    District Paid Association Dues
    Dues and fees paid with district funds are limited to professional associations. Membership in professional associations provide added opportunities, resources, continuing education, and professional development of district employees.


    District Paid Lobbying Costs
    Greater Heights Academy does not participate in lobbying or utilize any lobbying services.


    Approved Deficit Elimination Plan
    Greater Heights Academy has not incurred a deficit and is not under a deficit elimination plan.


    District Credit Card Information

    The District currently does not issue credit cards to staff members.


    District Paid Out-Of-State Travel Information

    • The district did not have any Out of State Travel expenses in 2020-2021

    Educator Evaluation Systems Postings and Assurances


    Other Transparency Information

    Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plan

     

    Please use this link to visit the MI School Data website – www.mischooldata.org


    GREATER HEIGHTS ACADEMY - ESSER III USE OF FUNDS

    After surveying the stakeholders, having board meetings and asking meaningful questions, We were guided to use ESSER III funds for the following purposes:

    • Free Summer School
    • Learning Loss of students during the pandemic
    • Preventative measures to keep our schools safe from spreading the pandemic
    • Continued Interventions in ELA and Math
    • Keep class sizes small with qualified teachers

    We will use ESSER III funding to strategically address pandemic-related learning loss in our scholars, especially those disparately impacted by COVID-19. This will include providing Tier II, small-group tutoring to our scholars; providing data-driven extended learning time programming in the summer; providing additional social-emotional programming to support scholars in making a successful transition to in-person instruction; providing our educators with staff development and retention opportunities, and more.

    Our emphasis on utilizing small-group, differentiated instruction for every scholar in the classroom allows us to identify at-risk scholars most significantly impacted by the pandemic, and target data-driven interventions to support their academic success. Our teachers will implement regular, rigorous, standards-aligned formative and benchmark assessments to monitor student progress and to identify students who may be at risk of academic failure due to pandemic-related learning loss. We will use state assessments; interim assessments tied to state standards; adaptive learning quizzes that target specific standards; and qualitative data to identify scholar needs in real-time. Consistent evaluation of student performance and progress will allow us to ensure high quality instruction that is personalized to each scholar’s unique needs. The data we gather from frequent year-round assessments will empower our educators to implement evidence-based interventions in real-time to address any learning gaps for each scholar throughout the school year. More specifically, we will implement the following datadriven instructional strategies to support scholars who are underserved or disparately impacted by COVID-related learning loss: maximized learning time on-task and on core subjects; differentiated, small-group instruction; data-driven instruction; targeted, evidence-based interventions to meet the learning needs of scholars with deficits (Catch Up) and those that need challenged beyond on-grade level (Move Up) including additional, Tier II, small-group tutoring; research-based and standards aligned curricula; and instructional tasks with higher order, complex thinking.

    Use of Funds Summary