Ludington Area School District Employee Handbook
Administrative Position for the 2022-2023 School Year
Director of Business Services ~ Job Description and Posting
The Director is responsible for the overall financial operation of the District, including the development and maintenance of the annual budget and long range financial projections. The Director is a member of the Superintendent's cabinet with a central role in District planning and analysis of current programs, support systems, and expenditures.
- Responsible for budget development, administration and long range financial planning for the District; Participates on the Superintendent’s cabinet.
- Develops a systematic annual fiscal plan to make budget assumptions for both short-term and long-term capital and operational expenditures. Assists the Superintendent in all budget preparations; Serves as lead financial adviser to the Superintendent.
- Develops a descriptive budget document that displays proposed expenditures in a way that is understandable and easy to read, consistent with community and state mandates.
- Supervises and controls expenditure of budget appropriations in accordance with the Board’s budget goals and objectives.
- Compiles data and reports regularly to the Superintendent and the Board on matters relating to budget revenue and budget expenditures and balances.
- Manages five subordinate supervisors, who supervise a total of approximately 150 employees in the Business Support Services, Food Service, Transportation, and Maintenance and Operations Departments.
- Responsible for the management, supervision, and evaluation of support staff personnel; Responsible for personnel issues relative to the ESPA Master Bargaining Agreement.
- Determines employee classifications, job placements, disciplinary procedures, termination procedures, and work analysis programs for support staff personnel.
- Negotiates with bargaining units representing all classified and certified personnel consistent with guidance from the Superintendent and the Board of Education.
- Develops comparative data and cost estimates relating to compensation for negotiations between the certified and classified staff and the Board of Education.
ACCOUNTING AND FISCAL MANAGEMENT
- Directs the development of all accounting and reporting procedures, systems, and upgrades put in place to record budget appropriations, expenditures, and revenues in accordance with acceptable accounting and reporting procedures.
- Responsible for monitoring all accounting functions against budget appropriations, and reports to the Board on the status of budget appropriations.
- Actively supervises payroll systems and procedures: Accounts payable systems and procedures; and relevant cost accounting systems and procedures.
- Monitors the systems for internal audit of periodic bookkeeping and accounting transactions, particularly student activities and other fiduciary funds.
- Remains current regarding state and federal legislations relating to: employee compensation, employee benefit programs, grants programs.
- Presents timely budget status reports to the Superintendent and the Board.
- Serves as a resource regarding the legality and feasibility of financial transactions.
- Maintains a current inventory of all school equipment and furnishings.
- Serves as liaison and resource person with all committees; attends meetings as required.
- Prepares documents and information related to school millage elections, bonding and other financial issues.
MANAGEMENT OF PURCHASE OF SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS
- Develops procedures and supervises programs for purchases of supplies and materials consistent with budget requirements and constraints.
- Prepares bid specifications for purchases of equipment, supplies, and services consistent with budget requirements and constraints.
- Develops means for evaluating or testing goods or services that are purchased.
OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE OF PLANT
- Directs the supervision and management of maintenance and operation personnel.
- Sets work standards and evaluation methods to measure personnel performance.
- Supervises the purchase of materials, supplies, and equipment acquired by and for the maintenance and operation staff.
- Allocates funds, manpower, and equipment resources to achieve established standards of cleaning and maintenance.
- Manages Board policy governing the community use of public school buildings.
- Directs the establishment of employee training and work improvement programs.
- Manages state mandated programs to monitor environmental conditions which may affect school children and other school building occupants.
DUTIES OF THE POSITION
- Performs other related duties, as directed by the Superintendent of Schools.
- Promotes a shared belief that every child deserves expert instruction and that all team members are advocates for students and their learning.
- Sets high performance goals for themselves and others; Creates a sense of urgency around high quality teaching practices.
- Establishes and monitors standards for excellence with students, teachers, staff and stakeholders.
- Supports administration in aligning school resources, while prioritizing activities to achieve maximum results based on vision and goals.
- Relentlessly focuses on student achievement, but places value on the importance of educating the whole child.
Develop and Lead High Performing Teams
- Assists administration in effectively building and organizing teams to mirror the school’s vision and to produce results.
- Understands team strengths and gaps; Supports assignments that build team capacity.
- Effectively delegates to others and engages team in decision-making.
- Consistently inspires excellence and promotes high morale; Recognizes patterns and trends related to school performance.
- Analyzes complex information to formulate strategic vision and develop action plans.
- Assists administration in identifying appropriate metrics, while using qualitative and quantitative data to assess performance and drive goals and decision-making.
Confidence to Lead
- Consistently takes on challenging situations; Demonstrates a strong commitment to others and presents ideas with confidence.
- Takes personal responsibility for mistakes and learns from them, while consistently following up with analysis and corrective action.
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The essential functions listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must possess at least a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or other applicable field; Master’s Degree in an applicable field or CPA designation is preferred.
- Three year’s successful work experience in auditing within a public accounting firm, or experience in school finance; Michigan Chief Business Official Endorsement preferred.
- Successful experience in a supervisory capacity; Successful experience in educational institution work and familiarity with Michigan Public School Accounting.
- Human Resources leadership experience preferred; Knowledge of Public Employment Relations Act (PERA), the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), PA 54 of 2011, PA 152 of 2011, PA 300 of 2012, Workers Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, and other applicable employment and school laws.
- Knowledge of contract and labor negotiations and administration; Extensive technology literacy and computer background and experience; Experience with software and operations of computerized financial accounting systems.
- Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.
- Strong analytical and creative thinker, analytical, capacity builder; Ability to make decisions, problem-solve and work in a team setting.
- Strong understanding of all State and Federal Programs; Also serves as the District’s Title I Director.
- Willingness to be part of the Ludington Community.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or listen. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision. Some driving is necessary. Occasionally, yet essential to this position, the individual must meet deadlines with severe time constraints, interacting with the public and other workers. Occasionally the position requires the employee to work irregular or extended hours, direct responsibility for the safety, well-being or work output of other people and meet multiple demands from several people.
Performance of this position will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy and the District’s Evaluation System.
The District will conduct first round interviews during the week of May 30, 2022 with second round interviews occurring no later than the week of June 6, 2022. The top candidate will be recommended for approval to the Board of Education no later than Monday, June 20, 2022. The candidate is expected to be available to begin in the position no later than July 1, 2022. LASD will work with the candidate’s current employer to ensure a smooth transition.
Administrative Salary Schedule
The Board will offer a comprehensive, multi-year contract. Compensation will be commensurate with experience of the successful candidate and requirements of the position. Salary ranges from $100,836 to $111,210.
Interested applicants must apply in writing by submitting a cover letter or letter of interest, an updated resume outlining all relevant work experience, education, and credentials, a list of references and/or letters of recommendation, all college or university transcripts, and a copy of any administrator certificates or professional certifications. Applicants must apply by sending all materials in one (1) PDF attachment to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posting Deadline: Friday, May 20, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Statement of Assurance in Compliance with Federal Laws
The Ludington Area School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, height, weight, marital status, or disabling condition. The Ludington Board of Education has adopted policies, which support the regulations of Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974.
Inquiries and Applications should be addressed to:
Dr. Kyle B. Corlett, Superintendent of Schools
Ludington Area School District
809 E. Tinkham Avenue
Ludington, MI 49431
Phone: (231) 845-7303
Send all application materials in one (1) PDF attachment to the following email address: email@example.com.
Schedule A Teaching Positions
Title I Reading Interventionist (1 Position) Ludington Elementary School 2022-2023 School Year
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Plan, prepare, and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that promote student engagement and facilitate learning in alignment with Michigan grade level curriculum.
- Provide high-quality instruction that is focused on meeting the individual needs of each student, while balancing the needs of the small group of students.
- Implement balanced and systematic assessment practices that align with the district’s multi-tiered system of supports.
- Coordinate school-wide efforts and initiatives that promote reading.
- Establish a community of learners that values positive and meaningful relationships through intentional implementation of the district’s SEL and Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports System.
- Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders to remove barriers that interfere with academic success.
- Exhibit an ability to work within and lead within a Professional Learning Communities.
- Effectively and efficiently communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and needs.
- Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
- Provide relevant professional development for teaching staff and paraprofessionals.
- Bachelor’s degree (or higher), preferred emphasis in reading
- Valid Michigan Elementary Teacher Certificate in Elementary Education
- Three years elementary teaching experience
- Strong background in early childhood literacy
- Experience administering reading assessments and using data as a diagnostic tool
- Knowledge of Schoolwide Title I processes and procedures
- Ability to work collaboratively with teaching staff and paraprofessionals
- Knowledge of current research regarding best practice instructional reading strategies
- Develop and maintain positive parent relationships
- Commitment and ability to lead Professional Learning Communities
Qualified candidates should skillfully demonstrate the following competencies:
- The strong desire to achieve outstanding results in a short amount of time.
- The strong desire and ability to build meaningful relationships with students in order to exert academic press and influence.
- The ability to collaboratively create and execute clear, logical instructional plans that produce strong results in student learning.
- The capacity to rigorously create and sustain a well-orchestrated system of ongoing data collection and analysis to inform a continuously responsive and adaptive system of tiered instruction attentive to student’s specific academic needs.
- The ability to seek out knowledgeable peers, coaches or administrators for instructional support in the never-ending quest to deliver the vision of high quality reading instruction in every class period of every day.
- The strong desire and commitment to be an outstanding addition to Ludington Elementary School.
Apply in writing, include a letter of interest, resume, three letters of recommendation, copies of transcripts and certification to Mrs. Katie Eisinger, Ludington Elementary Principal, Ludington Area Schools, 809 E. Tinkham Avenue, Ludington, MI 49431 or email materials in one PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2022.
Schedule B Positions
JV Boys Swim Assistant Coach
JV Girls Swim Assistant Coach
JV Girls Soccer Coach
Apply in writing to Athletic Director, Mr. Randy Fountain via email: email@example.com. Include resume and references.
Support Staff and Substitute Support Staff Opportunities
LHS BIRDFEEDER CAFE POSITIONS
Food Service Aide 6.0 Hour Positions (6)
Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Duties include the preparation and serving of food, displaying great customer service. cleaning of kitchen, equipment and serving areas. Other duties as assigned by supervisor. Sanitation class is required. Must be able to operate a computerized point of service cash processing machine. Must have ServSafe training and 6 hours of additional professional training yearly. Apply in writing to: Caryn Elam, Director Child Nutrition Program via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Service Aide 6 hour Position
Ludington High School (FS3) - 6 hours per school day. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Duties include the preparation and serving of food, displaying great customer service. cleaning of kitchen, equipment and serving areas. Other duties as assigned by the supervisor. Sanitation class is required. Must be able to operate a computerized point of service cash processing machine. Must have ServSafe training and 6 hours of additional professional training yearly. Apply in writing as outlined below in to Caryn Elam, Director of Child Nutrition Program. Email: email@example.com.
Food Service Aide 6 Hour Position
Ludington High School (FS4) - 6 hours per school day. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Duties include the preparation and serving of food, displaying great customer service. cleaning of kitchen, equipment and serving areas. Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Sanitation class is required. Must be able to operate a computerized point of service cash processing machine. Must have ServSafe training and 6 hours of additional professional training yearly. Apply in writing to Caryn Elam, Director of Child Nutrition Program. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Staff Positions
Mechanic (Class 9)
Full time position 261-day schedule per year. Duties include: maintains, repairs, cleans and otherwise services transportation equipment for Ludington Area Schools. Must be able to lift 90 pounds. Position requires mechanical aptitude with an ability to diagnose, repair, rebuild and make necessary adjustments to all vehicle systems as well as operate shop equipment. Must have or be willing to get a CDL, must hold State of Michigan Mechanic Certification in at least 3 heavy duty truck designations and 3 additional certifications. The employee must be able to meet the physical demands of the job, be able to calculate figures and apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry, be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints and work occasionally in outside weather conditions, work near moving mechanicals, work with chemicals such as petroleum products and in an environment that is usually loud. Apply in writing, include resume, credentials and three letters of recommendation to Jesse Rickard, Director of Business Services. Send all materials in one PDF attachment to Email: email@example.com by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022.
Ludington Elementary School Aide 6.0 Hour Position
Title I: 3.5 hrs. Must be highly qualified, work with teachers and students in grades 3-5 for math or reading. Other duties may occur in the event of a school closure. Student Supervision: 2.5 hrs. Outdoor recess, indoor recess, lunch supervision, before and after school supervision, office coverage are all potential supervision duties. Other duties as assigned by the school principal. Tentative Hours - 7:30 am - 3:45 pm with breaks throughout. *Actual hours may differ depending on the needs of students and teachers.
Ludington Elementary School Aide 6.0 Hour Position
Title I: 3.0 hrs. Must be highly qualified, work with teachers and students in grades 3-5 for math or reading. Other duties may occur in the event of a school closure. Student Supervision: 3 hrs. Outdoor recess, indoor recess, lunch supervision, before and after school supervision, Washington & Foster St. coverage, office coverage are all potential supervision duties. Other duties as assigned by the school principal. Tentative Hours - 7:30 am - 3:45 pm with breaks throughout. *Actual hours may differ depending on the needs of students and teachers. Apply in writing to Jenn Mackey, Interim Principal 3-5, Ludington Elementary School via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
OJ DeJonge Middle School Aide 5.0 hours
5.0 hour student supervisory aide position. Duties to include student supervision during morning drop off at the student drop off lane while closing the Peterson Auditorium gate, wash breakfast tables in cafeteria space, supervise cafeteria and wash tables during lunch periods, supervise PE and/or swimming locker rooms. This position may also include additional time for supervision and assistance in classrooms. Supervision at bus turnaround at the end of the school day. Position is scheduled for 7:25-3:05 with gaps in schedule. Additional duties as assigned. Apply in writing to Mr. Mike Hart, Principal via email: email@example.com.
OJ DeJonge Middle School Aide 6.0 Hours
6.0 hour Special Education Aide position. Helping with all school subjects, the individual will work with students one-on-one or as a small group tutor. This requires strong knowledge of math and reading skills across all subjects. It is imperative that the individual be proficient in algebra. In addition, the special education paraprofessional needs to be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing with the special education teacher and with students who may have difficulties communicating. Must be highly qualified. Additional duties as assigned. Apply in writing to Mr. Mike Hart, Principal via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
OJ DeJonge Middle School Aide Position 6.0 Hours
6.0 hour Special education 1:1 aide. - This position entails work 1:1 with a student receiving special education services, assisting with academics and providing sensory breaks. CPI training required for this position. 7:45-2:50 with gaps in schedule. Additional duties as assigned. Apply in writing to Mr. Mike Hart, Principal via email: email@example.com.
Ludington High School Aide 4.0 Hours
4.0 Hour - LHS Library - Must pass district test. Position requires basic use of iPads and projectors, so applicants must have an interest and aptitude to learn additional skills. Must be able to work cooperatively and with the support of district technology personnel. 7:50 to 2:50 with a 15 minute break about 10:00am. Lunch from 12:30-1:30. Apply in writing to Mr. Dan Mesyar, LHS Principal, Ludington Area Schools, 809 E Tinkham Avenue, Ludington, MI 49431 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ludington High School Aide 6.0 Hours
6.0 hour Special education 1:1 aide. - Work 1:1 with a student receiving special education services. CPI training required. Also provide sensory breaks. 7:45-2:50 with gaps in schedule. Student moved to grade 9 at LHS. Apply in writing to Mr. Dan Mesyar, LHS Principal, Ludington Area Schools, 809 E Tinkham Avenue, Ludington, MI 49431 or by email: email@example.com.
**Postings will remain open until they have been filled.
Substitute Bus Driver Opportunities
Ludington Area Schools is looking to hire part-time bus drivers. This position starts at $16.78 per hour with summers off, no nights, weekends, or holidays. This is a perfect job for a semi-retired person, a stay-at-home parent, someone needing a little extra cash, etc. We provide paid training and help the new hire obtain a CDL-B driver's license. Please call Deb Wilsey, Transportation Director at 231-845-3890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, know someone that might be interested or have any questions.
Child Nutrition Program Opportunities
Child Nutrition Program Substitute Openings
For more information on substitute opportunities in the Child Nutrition Center contact Caryn Elam, Child Nutrition Program Director, Ludington Area Schools, 809 E Tinkham Avenue, Ludington, MI 49431 or by email: email@example.com.
For more information on substituting for support staff positions please call Mary Marble, Personnel Specialist, Ludington Area School District, 809 E. Tinkham Avenue, Ludington, MI 49431 at 231-845-7303 extension 2831 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ludington Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin in the administration of its educational or admission policies, financial aid distribution, or other school programs.
Enviro-Clean Custodial Positions
Interested in working as a Substitute Teacher? Please apply using the following instructions:
1. On your phone or a computer browser, navigate to EDUStaff
2. In the top right hand corner, click on Start Application
3. Complete the online application
Questions or concerns? Call EDUStaff at 877.974.6338
Thank you for your interest in Ludington Area Schools! The Ludington Area School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, age, religion, sex, height, weight, marital status, or disabling condition. The Ludington Board of Education has adopted policies which support the regulations of Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974.
The use or possession of marijuana is prohibited for all school-related off-campus business or events. This prohibition includes volunteers, substitutes, and company representatives while working on behalf of Ludington Area Schools.
Marijuana use remains illegal and fully criminalized according to federal law, and Ludington Area Schools is subject to the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989. In addition, our Board Policy prohibits the unlawful use or possession of controlled substances, illicit drugs, and alcohol on school property.
Employees and students who violate this policy prohibiting the use or possession of illegal drugs while on school district property will continue to be subject to legal and disciplinary action.