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Business Finance « West Ottawa Public Schools

Business Finance

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Welcome to West Ottawa’s Finance Department

Department Contacts

Jim English, Assistant Superintendent of Financial Services
Phone: (616) 738-5706

Anna Fester, Payroll and Financial Software Specialist
Phone: (616) 738-5705

Tyler Crawford, Accounting Supervisor
Phone: (616) 738-5714

Kyle Barr, Staff Accountant
Phone: (616) 738-5710

Pam Moore, Accounts Payable Clerk
Phone: (616) 738-5713

Monica Backis, Payroll Processor
Phone: (616) 738-5716

Ursula Boersema, Benefits Coordinator
Phone: (616) 738-5717


The Business Office manages over $85 million in revenues and expenditures each year. This includes $39 million of payroll, $3.8 million of food service related expenses, $3 million in student transportation, and $1.4 million in utility expenses in addition to much more. You can follow us on our Twitter feed @WOPSfinance.

Utility Usage Data

District staff and students are committed to reducing electricity, natural gas and water usage in order to be responsible citizens guarding our natural resources and reducing costs to taxpayers. The graphs below track utility usage across all school facilities beginning in July 2011. During the 2012-2013 school year, staff and students were successful in reducing water and electricity usage saving over $5,000 per month, reducing water usage by 2 million gallons and reducing electricity usage by 1.2 million kilowatt-hours. Natural gas usage was up in 2012-2013, due to a much colder and longer winter.

Utility Usage Graphs