November
November 18, 2020
Ingham ISD Board Meeting MInutes

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on November 17, 2020.

November 17, 2020
NOTICE of REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Please take notice that the regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Ingham Intermediate School District, 2630 West Howell Road, Mason, Michigan, Telephone 517.244.1230 will be held in person and electronically per guidance found in Senate Bill 1108.

November 15, 2020
Ingham ISD Programs Move to Remote Instruction

Ingham ISD programs will be closed on November 16 and move to remote instruction on November 17.  Ingham ISD offices will be open on November 16 to allow Ingham ISD staff to get needed materials, attend team meetings, or determine other responsibilities to prepare for the weeks ahead in a remote setting. Principals and program administrators will work with our families this week to pick up needed technology or materials. 

November 12, 2020
Ingham Great Start Collaborative Providing Children’s Literacy Development Workshops

Ingham Great Start Collaborative (GSC) is providing virtual workshops for families of three-year-old children engaging them in literacy development. Ingham offered these workshops to over 250 families whose students were eligible for Head Start but were unable to get into a preschool program. The workshops, being conducted in a five-week series, were made possible through the Engaging Families in Early Literacy (EFEL) grant provided by the Capital Area United Way.

11/9/2020
K-12 Teacher and Support Staff Grants

Today, Ingham ISD notified all staff about the grant funds available to K-12 teachers and support staff. If you did not receive a message and you worked between April 2, 2020 and June 30, 2020 for Ingham ISD, it is possible we may not have your contact information on file. 

November 5, 2020
Ingham ISD Installs Final Piece of Hearts of Fun Playground Project

Ingham Intermediate School District (Ingham ISD) has installed the final piece of equipment and poured rubber landing as part of the Hearts of Fun Playground project at Heartwood School in Mason. The playground has been completed over several years as fundraising efforts took place along with generous sponsorships and donations from Dean Transportation, the Community Foundation as well as individual donors and families.

November 5, 2020
The Times Family Newsletter

The October issue of The Times is now available. “The Times” was designed to reflect that our programs are moving forward and celebrating education in a new way. We hope you enjoy this issue.

November 2, 2020
2020 MICHIGAN EDUCATION SUPPORT STAFF PROFESSIONALS OF THE YEAR SELECTED

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – For their dedication to their schools and communities, Dawn Hendges of Western School District in Jackson County, and Holly Holm of Crawford-Oscoda-Ogemaw-Roscommon Intermediate School District (COOR ISD) have been named Michigan’s 2020 Education Support Staff Professionals of the Year.

November 2, 2020
Ingham ISD Receives Personal Protective Equipment from Variety of Donors

Ingham Intermediate School District (Ingham ISD) has accepted a variety of personal protective equipment (PPE) donations from various companies and departments including General Motors, Hanes and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to name a few. The Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Service, the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Community Service Commission as well as the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Districts, have partnered to identify PPE needs of local school districts for distribution this fall.

October
October 29, 2020
RELAUNCH Greater Lansing Task Force Launches New Website Featuring a Database of COVID-19 Resources

A task force leading regional efforts to restart the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic has created a comprehensive website complete with the latest information related to COVID-19. The RELAUNCH Greater Lansing: Economic Rehabilitation Task Force has developed the website to provide the most up-to-date information to assist organizations as they continue to adjust to new realities brought on due to the ever-evolving pandemic. The website can be accessed at Relaunch Greater Lansing (www.relaunchgreaterlansing.com).

October 22, 2020
MDE Awards Over $37 Million to Districts

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is providing $7.64 million in grants for mental health services and supports for children and adults and $29.75 million to help close the digital divide, the department announced today.

October 16, 2020
State Board of Education Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, October 22

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – The State Board of Education will conduct its October monthly meeting online at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2020 as a result of Governor Gretchen Whitmer signing into law Senate Bill 1108 that permits public bodies to conduct meetings virtually.

October 15, 2020
NOTICE of REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Please take notice that the regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Ingham Intermediate School District, 2630 West Howell Road, Mason, Michigan, Telephone 517.244.1230 will be held in person and electronically per guidance found in Senate Bill 1108.

October 6, 2020
Ingham ISD Family Update

You may have heard on Friday that the Michigan Supreme Court ruled the extended State of Emergency (which includes all executive orders) put in place by the Governor after April 30 have been deemed unconstitutional.

October 6, 2020
MDHHS Issues Emergency Order

Emergency Management & Homeland Security Division News Release - LANSING, MICH. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order requiring K-12 schools to provide public notice to the school community about probable and confirmed cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours. 

October 5, 2020
State Superintendent Supports the Wearing of Masks in Schools

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Michael Rice this afternoon reiterated his support and encouragement for the use of masks in schools.

September
September 30, 2020
15 Michigan Schools Awarded 2020 National Blue Ribbon Recognition

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – Fifteen public and nonpublic schools in Michigan are being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USED) as 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools, the Michigan Department of Education announced today.

September 30, 2020
Ingham Insights

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September 30, 2020
Wilson Talent Center Hosts Kickoff to Manufacturing Week

The Wilson Talent Center (WTC), the Career & Technical Education Center operated by Ingham Intermediate School District (ISD), hosted the kickoff to Capital Area Manufacturing Week, presented by the Capital Area Manufacturing Council (CAMC) on Monday, September 28. Traditionally, Manufacturing Day is held the first Friday in October. This year, due to the pandemic, events were featured throughout the week.

September 25, 2020
The Times Family Newsletter

Last spring, we developed a newsletter called “Stronger Together” to keep families updated on Ingham ISD programs and services as we navigated through COVID-19 and the completion of the 2019-20 school year. We received positive feedback on the newsletter and have decided to continue producing it for the 2020-21 school year, with a new twist. The newsletter will now be called “The Times” to better reflect how we are moving forward. Please enjoy the first issue!

September 22, 2020
MDE Announces Virtual Job Fairs For Michigan Schools and Educators

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) will be hosting three virtual job fairs, open to employers of educators and educational support staff, as well as all individuals seeking to work in the education field.

September 16, 2020
20 Mid-Michigan Students Named 2021 National Merit Semifinalists

Last week, officials from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. Twenty students from Eaton and Ingham County High Schools made the list. Congratulations to these students on this accomplishment.

September 16, 2020
INGHAM ISD BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on September 15, 2020.

September 16, 2020
Michigan Notable Books Program Offers Video Interviews With Its Authors

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – The Michigan Notable Books program has added a new chapter in its history in a series of videos of fascinating and insightful conversations with its celebrated authors, the Library of Michigan (LM) announced today.

September 14, 2020
Nominations Being Accepted for the 2021-22 Michigan Teacher of the Year

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – Teachers across Michigan and the nation are proving their adaptability and resilience as they have worked to provide quality learning experiences for their students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 11, 2020
MTTC Center Expands Availability Thanks to MDE, Pearson VUE Partnership

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – Aspiring teachers now have more opportunities to complete the Michigan test for teacher certification (MTTC) during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced today.

September 10, 2020
Gov. Whitmer Launches New Frontline Workers a Tuition-free Path to Community College

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, along with leaders in education, business, labor and workforce development, today launched the nation’s first program offering tuition-free college to an estimated 625,000 Michiganders who provided essential, frontline services during COVID-19 Stay Home, Stay Safe orders between April – June 2020.

September 10, 2020
NOTICE of REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Please take notice that the regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Ingham Intermediate School District, 2630 West Howell Road, Mason, Michigan, Telephone 517.244.1230 will be held in person and electronically.

September 3, 2020
Michigan Receives $16 Million Grant to Help Improve Student Reading Skills

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has received a $16 million federal grant to help students improve their literacy skills, the department announced.

September 3, 2020
States Will Not Receive Federal Waiver for Statewide Student Assessments

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos notified State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice and other state school chiefs across the country this afternoon that states should not anticipate any waivers to the federal requirement to administer statewide summative assessments for the 2020-2021 school year.

August
August 31, 2020
USDA Extends Waiver To Provide Needed Flexibilities To Feed All Kids

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced earlier today the extension of federal waivers allowing flexibilities in child nutrition programs to continue feeding all Michigan children during the pandemic. Effective immediately, meals will continue to be provided to children ages 18 and under at no cost to the families.

August 28, 2020
86% of Michigan Districts Offer Some In-Person Instruction At the Beginning of the Year

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – Eighty-six (86) percent of Michigan school districts will offer some or all instruction in-person at the beginning of the school year, according to a study of local school district return to learn plans conducted by Michigan State University, the Michigan Department of Education said today.

August 27, 2020
Thorburn Education Center Friday Hours

Effective August 28, the Thorburn Education Center building will be closed to the public starting at 4:30pm on Fridays. Monday through Thursday hours will remain 8:00am-5:00pm.

August 19, 2020
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Minutes

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on August 18, 2020.

August 19, 2020
Michigan’s 2020 Early On® Performance Improves for Federal Reporting

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – The state’s performance in implementing Part C of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), or Early On, improved this year, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) reported today.

August 13, 2020
NOTICE of REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Please take notice that the special meeting of the Board of Education of the Ingham Intermediate School District, 2630 West Howell Road, Mason, Michigan, Telephone 517.244.1230 will be held in person and electronically.

August 12, 2020
Superintendent Keeps Pushing on Lawmakers on Days, Hours, Attendance, Enrollment and Funding

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice once again called on state lawmakers to pass revisions to state laws regarding requirements for school days, hours, attendance, and enrollment amidst the pandemic for the 2020-21 school year.

August 4, 2020
Education Equity Fund to Help Districts Address Technology Gaps and Mental Health Needs

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – School districts in Michigan can compete for additional federal funding from a Michigan Department of Education-created education equity fund to help address the digital divide and to provide mental health services and supports for students and staff, the department announced today.

August 4, 2020
NOTICE of SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Please take notice that the special meeting of the Board of Education of the Ingham Intermediate School District, 2630 West Howell Road, Mason, Michigan, Telephone 517.244.1230 will be held in person and electronically.

July
July 22, 2020
Income Guidelines Set for National Free and Reduced-Priced Meals

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) today announced the 2020-21 household income guidelines for free and reduced-price meals and free milk through the national school lunch, school breakfast, special milk, and child and adult care food programs.

July 22, 2020
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Minutes

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on July 21, 2020.

July 21, 2020
Summer EBT for Children Program Extends Food Benefits to Students In 18 Local School District

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – Children in 38 counties who received free or reduced-price lunches qualify for summer food benefits under a program administered by 18 school districts, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced today.

July 10, 2020
Notice of Regular School Board Meeting

Please take notice that the regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Ingham Intermediate School District, 2630 West Howell Road, Mason, Michigan, Telephone 517.244.1230 will be held in person and electronically.

July 9, 2020
MDE to Request Federal Waivers for Child Nutrition Programs

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced today that it will request several federal waivers of statutory and regulatory requirements in child nutrition programs, in accordance with federal guidance, on behalf of all sponsors determined to be in good standing in the state of Michigan.

July 7, 2020
Michigan’s Special Education Performance Improves Again on Federal Rating

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – Michigan’s performance on key special education factors associated with the U.S. Department of Education improved for the second straight year, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) reported today.

July 6, 2020
Ingham ISD’s Robert Stephenson Receives Michigan Regional Emmy Awards

Dr. Robert Stephenson, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Consultant with Ingham Intermediate School District (Ingham ISD) recently received two Michigan Regional Emmy Awards for his work on the show, Curious Crew, produced by WKAR/WKAR.org. Stephenson was awarded Emmy’s as the Host/Moderator of the program and the show won for Best Children’s Youth/Teen Program or Special. WKAR/WKAR.org was also awarded a third Emmy for the show in the graphics arts category.

July 2, 2020
Public Comment Sought on State’s Request for Federal Assessment Waiver

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – The Michigan Department of Education invites public comment on its request to have the U.S. Department of Education continue waiving the federal requirements that all students take statewide assessments, in addition to the waiving of school accountability measures based on those assessments, for the 2020-21 school year.

July 1, 2020
State Education Leaders Urge Continuation of Federal Waivers

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – Michigan’s president of the State Board of Education and its state superintendent have requested U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to continue waiving the federal requirements for student assessments and school accountability for the 2020-21 school year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

June
June 30, 2020
State Superintendent Encouraged By MI Safe Return to School Roadmap Plan

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – “We’re going back to school. It’s a good day,” said State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice.

June 25, 2020
Stabenow Introduces New Bipartisan Bill to Help Michigan School Districts and Colleges Safely Reopen

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow introduced a bipartisan bill today to help Michigan schools and colleges cover the costs of protecting students and educators from COVID-19. The Reopen Schools Safely Act will establish a major federal grant program at the U.S. Department of Education to help school districts and colleges reopen this fall.

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