Phone: (616) 786-2050

Business & Finance

Welcome to West Ottawa’s Finance Department

Department Contacts

Jim English, Associate Superintendent for Business Services
Phone: (616) 786-2070

This is a photo of Jim English, Associate Superintendent of Business and Finance


Kyle Barr, Director of Finance
Phone: (616) 786-2075

Tyler Sikkenga, Payroll Coordinator and Financial Software Specialist
Phone: (616) 786-2072

Monica Backis, Payroll Processor
Phone: (616) 786-2071

Amanda Wright, Staff Accountant and Benefits Coordinator
Phone: (616) 786-2076

Eric Timmer, Staff Accountant
Phone: (616) 786-2077

Melissa Kindinger, Accounts Payable Clerk
Phone: (616) 786-2074

Cortney McMeans, Staff Accountant
Phone: (616) 786-2079


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 infographic below highlights key facts about utility usage across all school facilities for the 2016-17 school year. During the 2016-17 school year, staff and students were successful in reducing gas usage by 24,090 CCF’s and reducing water usage by 1,448,000 gallons from the previous school year.

This is the icon for a pdf fileUtility Usage Update 2016-17

This is the icon for a pdf fileWater Grant – Public Notification

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