Human Resources

who we are...what we do

Godfrey-Lee Public Schools is a small community school district in the southwest Grand Rapids area with an experienced and dedicated staff that offers small class sizes to a culturally diverse student population. Our staff of roughly 200 professionals are committed to academic excellence inspired by the community we serve and our mission of education through equity. Our Human Resources team provides numerous avenues of support for our staff, schools, parents, students, and community as exhibited through partnerships with a network of organizations, local businesses, and higher education institutions.

union employees (GLEA / GLSSA)

MEDICAL
MESSA Choices (7F) with Saver RX
  Summary of Benefits & Coverage (SBC)
  Medical Choices Plan Booklet
  Prescription Saver RX Plan Booklet
MESSA ABC Plan 1 (7V)
  Summary of Benefits & Coverage (SBC)
  Medical ABC Plan 1 Booklet
  Prescription ABC RX Plan Booklet
MESSA ABC Plan 1 (8Y)
  Summary of Benefits & Coverage (SBC)
  Medical ABC Plan 1 Booklet
  Prescription ABC RX Plan Booklet
Essentials by MESSA
  Summary of Benefits & Coverage (SBC)
  Medical Essentials Plan Booklet
  Prescription Essentials RX Plan Booklet

VISION
 VSP-3 G
    Vision Benefit Summary
    Vision Plan Booklet

DENTAL
MESSA-Delta Dental
    PPO 50 Plan Booklet & Benefit Summary
    PPO 100 Plan Booklet & Benefit Summary

LIFE/LTD/ADD
MESSA

Godfrey-Lee provides Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment policies.  See GLEA/GLSSA agreements for specific plan details.  Optional Employee Coverages are also available to purchase.

ADMIN / NON-union employees

MEDICAL
West Michigan Health Insurance Pool
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

   BCBS Member Plan Book
   BCBS Flexible Blue $1400 Summary Benefit Coverage (SBC)
   BCBS PPO Select 5 $250 Summary Benefit Coverage (SBC)
   BCBS Versatile Summary Benefit Coverage (SBC)

VISION
National Vision Administrators
   NVA Vision Benefits Summary

DENTAL
ADN Administrators
   Dental Benefits Summary

LIFE/LTD/ADD
National Insurance Services
   Employee Assistance Program Brochure
   Voluntary Insurance Plans
   Conversion Plan Brochure & Conversion Request Form

403b vendor information

Vendor Contact Information
403b Salary Reduction Authorization Form

 

Staff Training Requirements – The district uses "SafeSchools" for all district school training modules.  All NEW staff will be required to complete five separate modules within 30 days of being hired.  The trainings include:

  • Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention
  • Restraint and Seclusion
  • Sexual Harassment: Staff-to-Staff
  • Sexual Misconduct: Staff-to-Student
  • Title IX Compliance

To complete the trainings, please login here: Safe Schools Portal Login

Title ix

Equal Opportunity Institution

Godfrey-Lee Public Schools, as an Equal Opportunity Institution, complies with federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment, including Title IV and Title VII (with amendments) of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974 as amended 38 USC 20-12 and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. It is the policy of the school board that no person shall be discriminated against in educational programs and activities, employment, or admission, on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, height, weight, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability or veteran status.

Complaint Procedure

Any student, employee or community member of the District who believes that his/her/their civil rights have been violated should immediately contact the District's Civil Rights Coordinator. All complaints of discrimination will be investigated, and the results of the investigation and any action taken will be communicated to the parties. If any of the involved parties have questions concerning the progress of the investigation or actions taken by the District to remediate any discrimination, please contact one of the District's Title IX Coordinators (listed below).

Title IX Complaints

Sexual harassment of school District elected officials or candidates for the Board of Education, District employees, vendors, contractors or others doing business with the District, students, parent(s)/ guardian(s), invitees, volunteers or guests, will not be tolerated. All District employees have a responsibility to report known or suspected instances of sexual harassment that occurs at any location, event, or circumstances over which GLPS has control within the United States one of the District's Title IX Coordinators (listed below).  To see the District’s Sexual Harassment policies, please see our Board Policies Section above.

Formal complaints filed either by the Complainant or the Title IX Coordinator will be promptly and thoroughly investigated in accordance with the District’s grievance procedure.  The complaint and grievance process can be found in the Sexual Harassment policies, please see our Board Policies Section above.

No Retaliation Policy

Retaliation by anyone against an individual who has reported improper conduct, including sexual harassment, is strictly forbidden. If the complainant believes that anyone is retaliating against them in any way, they must notify their supervisor, building principal and/or one of the District's Title IX Coordinators (listed below) immediately.

Employee Title IX Training

The Title IX Coordinator, anyone investigating a complaint of sexual harassment, anyone making a final decision based on an investigation report, and anyone hearing an appeal of a decision based on an investigation report shall be trained in the Title IX law and regulations, the investigation procedures and requirements, the decision making process, and the appeal process.  The training materials are located here.

Please click here to access the Title IX - Sexual Harassment Comprehensive Training. 

GLPS Title IX Coordinator Contact Information

Candy VanBuskirk, Director of Secondary Instruction
Student Body/Building Level Contact
1335 Lee St SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
cvanbuskirk@godfrey-lee.org
616-241-4722 x3322

Marcus Bradstreet, Assistant Finance Director
Administration Building Contact
1324 Burton St SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
mbradstreet@godfrey-lee.org
616-241-4722 x5330

Compliance Reports

Title IX 2019 Compliance Reports - Approved June 17, 2019
Title IX Memo to BOE
Verification of Forms

Student Interest Survey Results
Annual Compliance Report
Gender Equity Compliance Audit Coaches Surveys/Findings Results Memo
 

Godfrey-Lee Public Schools

1324 Burton Street SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Phone: (616) 241-4722
Fax: (616) 241-4707
Mark Provost
Human Resources Director
Marcus Bradstreet
Accountant
Nathan Tillema
Accountant