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General Information

The MAISD serves as a central support system for all public, charter and non-public schools that operate within Muskegon County. There are 56 ISDs or Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs) in the state of Michigan - and no two are exactly alike. Each bases its work on the specific needs of their constituent school districts. All offer leadership, programs, and services in the areas of early childhood education, instruction, career and technical education, special education, technology, and business.

In 2018-19 MAISD operated and/or oversaw the following:
 

  1. Early Head Start of Muskegon/Oceana (235 families)
  2. Early On (1,106 children/families)
  3. Great Start Readiness (712 students, 42 classrooms)
  4. Head Start of Muskegon/Oceana (624 students, 33 classrooms)
  5. MAISD North & South Buildings
  6. Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) (795 students)
  7. Muskegon Area Promise (443 scholarships awarded in 2019)
  8. Muskegon Made (countywide career services)
  9. Muskegon Opportunity
  10. Transition Campus (50 students)
  11. Wesley School (110 students)

 

Budget and Summary Information

Financial data regarding the operation of the entire MAISD organization is reflected in the following budget summary data:

Pupil FTEs

(Full-Time Equivalents):

Total pupils (including adult students) served: 27,942

FTE pupils served as defined by the Michigan Department of Education
for purposes of this report: 27,013
 

Constituent Districts, PSAs, Nonpublic Schools

Most of the students within the MAISD service area attend 12 constituent public school districts. In addition, the MAISD has five charter schools and six non-public schools.

 

ISD Employees

The total below includes, but is not limited to:

Early On staff to provide services to infants and toddlers with disabilities

Head Start and Early Head Start staff to serve Muskegon and Oceana counties as required by federal grants

Head Start and Great Start Readiness staff for Muskegon Heights, Muskegon, Fruitport, and Mona Shores

Teachers, paraprofessionals, and office staff for the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC)

Wesley School teachers, instructional assistants, medical staff, therapists, and other specialists who serve students who have severe physical, cognitive, and multiple impairments

Transition campus staff to serve as job coaches in the field, instructors, and occupational therapists

Instructors at the Juvenile Transition Center

Muskegon Made career specialists who connect students with local businesses in 12 districts

Instructional, behavioral, career and technical education, special education, technology, and business staff who provide leadership, programs, and services for area schools throughout West Michigan

Muskegon Opportunity/Muskegon Area Promise program staff

Lakeshore Technology Consortium staff serving Holton, Mona Shores, Muskegon Catholic, Muskegon Heights, Whitehall, and Orchard View Schools

 

Budget Summary Employee Chart
 

Total Employees:    354

Full-Time Employees:    309

Part-Time Employees:       2

Temporary Project Employees:    43

MAISD Dollar Distributed 2018-19
2018-19 Total Dollars Distributed

For the 2018-19 school year, 40% of the MAISD actual expenditures were in fact monies that were dispersed to local schools. As of June 30, 2019, the MAISD distributed $28,502,033 from local, state, and federal funds under the following headings: General Education (includes Head Start), Special Education, and Vocational Education.
 

2018-19 Total Dollars Distributed $28,502,033

 

 

2018-19 Expenditures Pie Chart

2018-19 Expenditures

Expenditures support continued operations in four basic areas: technology services, instructional services, special education, and business services. Support services to local districts are provided for centralized accounting, student records, education/training, consulting, tech support, and special education. The MAISD operates and/or oversees Wesley School, the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center, Muskegon Opportunity, Muskegon Area Promise, Early Head Start and Head Start of Muskegon/Oceana, and Muskegon Made. Per state guidelines, expenditures are reported using the categories shown.

2018-19 Expenditures $71,858,860


 

2018-19 Revenues Pie Chart #2

2018-19 Revenues

Revenues are generated through a variety of resources, including, but not limited to: federal and state grants, state aid, property taxes, registrations, fees for services, local foundations, and transfers from other entities, including local school districts. The MAISD generated $37,488,803, just over half of its 2018-19 revenues, from federal grants, state aid, and state grants combined.

2018-19 Revenues $73,101,671