The Michigan Department of Education has recently published the annual Bulletin 1014 for the 2017-18 school year. This report ranks Michigan Public School Districts by selected financial data. Again, Mason Public Schools (MPS) has maintained an efficient record for total business and administrative costs per student, compared to other Michigan districts for the year ending June 30, 2018 by keeping expenditures low.
In this review, the low total business and administrative costs per student are an indicator of efficient operations. For the year ending June 30, 2018 and for the three previous years, Mason maintains a position in the lowest 8% of schools in the state with the lowest business and administrative costs per student.
“Mason Public Schools takes fiscal responsibility very seriously in order to maintain a strong level of trust and transparency for our community while still providing students with robust educational opportunities,” said Ronald Drzewicki, Ed.S., Superintendent of Mason Public Schools. “Dollars saved on business and administrative expenses can be funneled into programming and services for our students.”
Business and administrative expenditures excluding capital outlay, include Board of Education, superintendent, office of the principal (school administration), fiscal services, other business services, communication services, human resources, technology services, and building and site improvement services.