September
September 16, 2020
INGHAM ISD BOARD MEETING MINUTES

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

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.

June 17, 2020
Governor Whitmer Announces Next Steps for School Reopening in the Fall

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan schools may resume in-person learning in phase 4 of the MI Safe Start plan, with strict safety measures in place. The governor also announced that on June 30th, she will release an executive order and a robust document called “Michigan’s Return to School Roadmap” that will provide details on what will be required and what will be recommended for schools. The governor also highlighted the need for support and flexibility from the federal government to help ensure resources for students and educators.

June 17, 2020
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on June 16, 2020.

June 15, 2020
“Education Reimagined” Committee Formed to Prepare for Fall Return to School

Mason, MI - The suspension of face-to-face instruction has been a challenge for both educators and families. This spring, local and intermediate school districts (ISD) have been providing instruction to students through many different methods including virtually, through printed take home packets, video lessons and more. As the school year winds down, work on a plan for the 2020-21 school year is ramping up. Taking the time to be intentional about new ways of teaching and learning will be critical as plans are developed for the year ahead.

June 12, 2020
Ingham ISD Superintendent on Friday Morning Podcast

Ingham ISD Superintendent, Jason Mellema, was a guest on the Friday Morning Podcast. There he discussed many things impacting schools including inclusion and equity, distance learning and plans for reopening schools in the fall. Listen to the full interview here. #InghamImpact

June 11, 2020
Notice of Regular 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 due to Executive Order 2020-35, suspending face-to-face instruction and closure of school buildings. Also in accordance with Executive Order 2020-42 which prohibits in-person work that is not necessary to sustain or protect life.

May
May 28, 2020
Wilson Talent Center Senior Graduates Receive WTC Medals

When COVID-19 closed schools all over Michigan in March, many celebrations for seniors had to be canceled, postponed or turned into virtual events. One time-honored tradition for seniors graduating from Wilson Talent Center (WTC) career and technical education programs is to receive a WTC graduation medal. These medals can be worn by seniors at their local district graduation ceremonies with their caps and gowns.

May 27, 2020
Math Scholars' University 2020 to be Held Virtually

Math Scholars University will be held virtually for 2020 and registration is open! Teachers will work remotely to achieve our longstanding goal of fostering better mathematical thinkers with a focus on problem-centered learning and provide students with tasks that are “challenging but possible.” This two-week program is open to students currently in middle school and will be held during July. To learn more and to register, visit Math Scholars' University

May 22, 2020
Governor Whitmer Directs Flags to Remain Lowered for Memorial Day

All flags are currently flying at half-staff due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and should remain lowered to remember fallen service members, but will return to full-staff following Memorial Day honors. 

May 21, 2020
Ingham ISD Hosts 20th Annual Student Art Exhibit Virtually in 2020

Every May, students in the Ingham Intermediate School District service area are recognized for artwork created during the school year through a partnership with the Lansing Art Gallery and the Michigan Education Leadership Group (MELG). With school buildings closed due to COVID-19, this year Ingham ISD and its partners were unable to host receptions for the selected candidates. Instead, artwork from the 2019-20 school year will be featured on both the Ingham ISD and the Lansing Art Gallery websites.

May 20, 2020
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on May 19, 2020.

May 20, 2020
MDE to Request Federal Waivers for the Summer Food Service Program

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced today it will request a federal waiver of statutory and regulatory requirements in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), in accordance with federal guidance, on behalf of all SFSP sponsors determined to be in good standing in the state of Michigan.

 

May 18, 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 electronically due to Executive Order 2020-35, suspending face-to-face instruction and closure of school buildings. Also in accordance with Executive Order 2020-42 which prohibits in-person work that is not necessary to sustain or protect life.

May 15, 2020
National “Graduate Together” Website Highlights Michigan Students’ Successes

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice is pleased to partner with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and XQ Institute in support of Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020, a one-hour, commercial-free primetime graduation special to be broadcast Saturday.

May 14, 2020
Governor Whitmer Directs Flags to Remain Lowered for Peace Officers Memorial Day

All flags are currently lowered to honor and mourn those who have lost their lives due to the coronavirus (COVID-19)and will remain lowered  throughout the emergency.  

May 13, 2020
State Board of Education Supports Court Ruling on Constitutional Right to a Basic Minimum Education

Michigan State Board of Education Press Release – The State Board of Education adopted a resolution Tuesday supporting the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals majority’s conclusion on April 23, 2020 that the United States Constitution provides a fundamental right to a basic minimum education.

May 12, 2020
Ingham ISD Service Area Schools to Hit One Million Meals Served

On March 12, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer temporarily closed schools in Michigan effective March 16 through Executive Order 2020-11 due to COVID-19. In addition to the critical role education plays in developing young minds, schools also provide daily meals to many students across Michigan. Starting the week of March 16, schools in the Ingham ISD service area began serving meals to students, they didn’t wait for a directive, they knew it was needed for some families to survive.

May 12, 2020
State Board of Education Urges Legislators to Preserve Educational Services for Children

Michigan State Board of Education Press Release – The State Board of Education today adopted a resolution urging Michigan’s state legislature and the Michigan Congressional delegation to support – actively, individually, and collectively – any bill to preserve educational services to Michigan school children that have been threatened as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 7, 2020
The Power of the Profession: Dr. Rice Reflects on the Power of Teachers

Michigan Department of Education Press Release –State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice knows the powerful effect teachers have on their students and our world. He’s experienced it first-hand, as a student, as a local educator, and now as Michigan’s state superintendent.

May 5, 2020
10 Outstanding Michigan Educators Surprised with Regional Teacher of the Year Honors

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – Ten teachers from across the state received a welcome surprise when they learned from their school communities that they were each named a 2020-2021 Regional Teacher of the Year (RTOY) by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

May 5, 2020
Wilson Talent Center Seniors Receive Over $28,000 in Scholarships

Nineteen seniors from a variety of Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs offered at the Wilson Talent Center, on the campus of Ingham Intermediate School District, have earned over $28,000 in scholarships. Scholarship monies were donated by various business partners, memorial foundations as well as staff and retirees.

May 1, 2020
Notice of Special School Board Meeting

Please take notice that a 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 electronically due to Executive Order 2020-35, suspending face-to-face instruction and closure of school buildings. Also in accordance with Executive Order 2020-42 which prohibits in-person work that is not necessary to sustain or protect life.

April
April 30, 2020
Ingham Insights April 2020

The April 2020 issue of Ingham Insights is now available. This monthly newsletter has been created to share stories with our community. Check it out at Ingham Insights. Please share this newsletter with your colleagues, family and community members.

April 29, 2020
Wilson Talent Center Students Earn Breaking Traditions Award

Intermediate School Districts (ISD) across the state offer career and technical education programs to juniors and seniors in high school. Ingham ISD offers programming on our campus in Mason through the Wilson Talent Center (WTC).

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