Business, Maintenance and Instructional Operations
Prestigious Financial Reporting Awards
For the 17th consecutive year, Business Services has been the recipient of two prestigious financial reporting awards: The Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) and the Certificate of Achievement of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The Wayne-Westland Community School District is proud to be one of only four school districts in the State of Michigan to receive both awards. By preparing and presenting a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and receiving these awards, the Wayne-Westland Community Schools has validated both the credibility of the operations and the District's financial reporting.
The Business, Maintenance and Instructional Operations has many diverse responsibilities. In addition to maintaining a system of budgetary and accounting controls to safeguard the financial integrity of the Wayne-Westland Community Schools, this department also oversees the iSave Program, Stormwater Management Plans, Food Service, Transportation, Building and Grounds, and Network Technology.
Section 18 (2) of the Public Act 94 of 1979, The State School Aid Act, requires each school district and intermediate school district to post certain information on its website within 30 days after a board adopts its annual operating budget or any subsequent revision to that budget. The Annual Budget & Transparency Reporting is an opportunity to communicate to our community how we utilize the resources that are provided to us.
I-Save is a voluntary program developed by Wayne-Westland Community Schools as an internal energy conservation program and an alternative to performance contracting or outside energy consultants. The goal of the program is to change the habits of all building occupants to reduce utility consumption in an effort to conserve our natural resources, lessen our impact on the planet, and save money.
The Wayne-Westland Community Schools (WWCS) is committed to practicing sound stormwater management practices and to observance and adherence to all local, state and federal stormwater policies to the greatest extent possible.
The Division of Food Services is proud to offer a variety of delicious, yet healthy, breakfast and lunch choices for the students of the Wayne-Westland Community School District. The lunch program is run with a "point of sale" swipe card system, which reduces the wait time in line, and gives the students more time to enjoy their meals.
The Wayne-Westland Community School District offers safe and reliable bus transportation for K-12 students living further than 1.0 mile (for elementary) or 1.5 miles (for secondary) from their neighborhood school. Over half of the districts' students are eligible for transportation services. The District's fleet of 80 buses travels over 1.2 million miles in a school year.
Maintenance, cleaning, and repair of the District's 30 facilities and the surrounding grounds are the responsibility of the Building and Grounds and Maintenance Departments. The buildings include 2.4 million square feet of space, and District property encompasses 580 acres. The Buildings & Grounds Department also oversees many energy saving initiatives, intended to maximize the allocation of resources into the many instructional programs being offered.
Wayne-Westland Community Schools will integrate technology throughout the District to prepare students to meet the high expectations for learning that translate into success in today’s connected community.