December
December 7, 2021
School Safety Message

The tragic events at Oxford High School last week have deeply impacted communities across the country. School districts need your help to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our schools and our community.

November
November 30, 2021
Gov. Whitmer Lowers Flag to Honor Victims of the Shooting in Oxford, Michigan

 LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and upon all public buildings and grounds across the State of Michigan to be lowered to half-staff immediately until further notice to honor and remember the victims of the shooting at Oxford High School in Oakland County.  

November 30, 2021
State Superintendent, SBE President Offer Condolences to Oxford School Community

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice and State Board of Education President Dr. Casandra Ulbrich expressed their concern and condolences to the families of the three students killed and several others injured at a shooting today at Oxford High School.

November 17, 2021
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on November 16, 2021.

November 11, 2021
Ingham Insights - November 11, 2021

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November 9, 2021
Addressing the Teacher Shortage Critical to the State’s Public Schools

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – Addressing the state’s teacher shortage is the most urgent challenge facing Michigan public schools and many schools across the nation, State Superintendent Dr. Michael F. Rice told the State Board of Education today.

November 8, 2021
State Superintendent To Provide Update on State’s Top 10 Strategic Education Plan

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice will give a comprehensive update on the state’s progress on the eight goals of Michigan’s Top 10 Strategic Education Plan, including goal seven to address the state’s teacher shortage, at the monthly meeting of the State Board of Education tomorrow.

November 5, 2021
MDE, Tribal Educators Promote Understanding for Native American Heritage Month

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is committed to partnership with the Confederation of Michigan Tribal Education Departments (CMTED) through the ongoing efforts of MDE’s Indigenous Education Initiative. In the spirit of this partnership, MDE recognizes and honors November 2021 as national Native American Heritage Month.

October
October 27, 2021
Virtual award ceremony announced for 163 MI HEARTSafe Schools during the 2020-2021 school year

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Press Release LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Michigan Department of Education (MDE), American Heart Association, Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) and Michigan Alliance for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young (MAP-SCDY) will virtually celebrate 163 schools receiving the MI HEARTSafe School designation for the 2020-2021 school year on Oct. 28. Since the program began in 2013, 649 schools have earned this honor.

October 20, 2021
Survey Regarding Vaccines for Children Ages 5-11

In anticipation of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine becoming available for children 5-11 years of age, the Ingham County Health Department has asked all districts in the Ingham ISD service area to send a survey to families to assess interest in the vaccine for their children. This anonymous survey in no way commits families to get the vaccine. Results will be shared with the Health Department and used to plan for vaccination clinics throughout the county.

October 19, 2021
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on October 19, 2021.

October 8, 2021
USED Approves Michigan’s Education Plan for American Recovery Plan Funding

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The United States Department of Education (USED) approved Michigan’s education plan for the federal American Recovery Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP-ESSER) funding, freeing up $1.24 billion for Michigan schools, according to the Michigan Department of Education. 

October 7, 2021
Governor Whitmer Proclaims October as Farm to School Month in Michigan

LANSING, MI – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed October as Farm to School Month in Michigan to highlight the important connection between Michigan agriculture and healthy school lunches. Farm to school is a national program enriching the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and childcare education settings.

October 1, 2021
Ingham County Health Department Statement on Local Health Orders in Educational Settings

LANSING, MI – In regards to current local health orders in educational settings, please see the following statement from Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail and the Ingham County Health Department:

September
September 29, 2021
2021-22 State Budget Helps Support Goals in State Strategic Education Plan

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The recently completed state budget strongly supports the goals and mission of the state’s Top 10 strategic education plan, according to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

September 27, 2021
Michigan Civil Rights Commission and the MDCR Release Education Equity Resource Guide

Lansing, MI-The Michigan Civil Rights Commission and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights have issued a comprehensive guide for Michigan superintendents, principals and educators who want to increase equity in schools and help dismantle institutional and structural barriers to success for all students.

September 24, 2021
Bid Proposal

Sealed bids, in triplicate, for the Ingham Intermediate School District, Renovations for Ingham ISD Wilson Talent Center BP #1 Structural Steel and Roofing will be received until 1:00pm local time, Friday October 8, 2021, at Owen-Ames-Kimball, 161 E. Michigan Ave, Suite 102, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.  Bids received after this time will neither be considered nor accepted. 

September 22, 2021
2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools Include 13 From Michigan

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – Thirteen public schools in Michigan are being recognized as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools for their exemplary academic successes, according to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

September 15, 2021
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on September 14, 2021.

September 15, 2021
MDE Accepting Nominations for 2022-23 Michigan Teacher of the Year

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The selection process for the 2022-23 Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY) and Regional Teachers of the Year (RTOYs) kicks off today as the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) starts accepting nominations.

August
August 31, 2021
Disrupted Learning During the Pandemic Causes Dip in State Assessment Scores

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – After a year and a half of disrupted learning due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, student state assessment scores from this spring dipped from the last time that students were given statewide assessments in the spring of 2019.

August 26, 2021
Ingham Academy Celebrates Graduation

On July 28 before an overflow crowd on the grounds of the Ingham County Family Center, the Ingham Academy, the day treatment program for the 30th Circuit Court’s Juvenile Division, celebrated the graduation of four of its students. 

August 20, 2021
Ingham County’s Most Recent Kids Count in Michigan Data Released

Kids Count in Michigan is part of a broad national effort to measure the well-being of children at the state and local levels. Funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, this state data provided by the Michigan League for Public Policy (MLPP), provides policy analysis based on evidence and shines a spotlight on pressing issues in order to improve programs and policies for children and families.

August 18, 2021
INGHAM ISD BOARD MEETING ACTIONS

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on August 17, 2021.

August 13, 2021
Updated COVID-19 Safety Protocols Effective August 16, 2021

We have updated our COVID-19 Safety Protocols effective August 16, 2021. Our goal with these COVID-19 protocols is focused on the achievement and success of our students in the best environment possible, which we believe is full-time, in-person learning. Please review all of the details outlined in the Ingham ISD Updated COVID-19 Protocols for Families.

August 2, 2021
Free Text Messaging Service for Families Aims to Improve Children’s Literacy

LANSING – A new public library service for families, called “TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten,” will help build early literacy skills for young children, the Library of Michigan announced today.

July
July 21, 2021
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on July 20, 2021.

July 14, 2021
Michigan’s Early On® Performance Improves for Federal Reporting

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

July 14, 2021
Michigan’s Early On® Performance Improves for Federal Reporting

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

July 1, 2021
Income Guidelines for National Free and Reduced Priced Meals

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The Michigan Department of Education has announced the household income guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture 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. The income guidelines are effective from now through June 30, 2022.

June
June 23, 2021
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Named at MDE

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice named a west Michigan school superintendent as the first director of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) today.

June 16, 2021
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on June 15, 2021. 

June 8, 2021
WTC Business & Risk Management Students Excel Amid Pandemic

Students in the second year of the Business & Risk Management program at the Wilson Talent Center (WTC) had a school year full of incredible milestones and accomplishments despite a global pandemic.

June 4, 2021
Notice of Ingham Intermediate School District Biennial Election

Please take notice that the Ingham Intermediate School District Biennial Board Member Election will be held Monday, June 7, 2021 at the Thorburn Education Center, 2630 West Howell Road Mason, MI, Rooms ABC, at 6:00 pm.

May
May 28, 2021
INGHAM INSIGHTS COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER

The Ingham Insights newsletter was created to share stories with our community. In this month's issue, we feature the next podcast in our #InghamImpact series, "Human Resources Vital During COVID-19." We also share stories about the Ingham Student Art Exhibit, Student Led Energy Audit at WIlson Talent Center and much more. 

May 28, 2021
WTC Engineering Students Participate in Student-Led Energy Audit

Students in the Engineering Technologies program at the Wilson Talent Center (WTC) recently participated in a student-led energy audit program made available through Consumers Energy. Students examined the types of lighting (fluorescent or LED) installed throughout the WTC and then calculated how much energy is consumed to operate the lights in the building as well as how much energy consumption could be reduced if all lights were LED.

May 27, 2021
21st Annual Ingham Student Art Exhibit Held Virtually on May 12

LANSING, MI – On May 12, 2021, the 21st Annual Ingham Student Art Exhibit was presented. The event was held virtually, broadcasting from the Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center. The annual event is commonly held as three separate receptions highlighting artwork chosen for display at Ingham Intermediate School District (ISD), the Michigan Education Leadership Group (MELG) and Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center (LAG). Health concerns and gathering restrictions led to the exhibit being held virtually for a second consecutive year.

May 27, 2021
Gov. Whitmer announces school funding priorities to transform K-12 education

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced today her funding priorities for K-12 education as the state readies for major investments in our schools and teachers. Due to the American Rescue Plan and the recently announced state revenue increases, a surplus in funding now exists to make unprecedented investments in our schools, with enough funding to eliminate the funding gap that has existed between schools for many years.  

May 26, 2021
MDE Opposes Senate Bill to Retain 3rd and 4th Grade Students Next Year

LANSING - The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) strongly opposes legislation that was adopted today by the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee to push the state's mandatory third grade retention requirement to next year due to the pandemic, but penalize both third and fourth grade students in the 2021-2022 school year.

May 24, 2021
Whitmer Announces Updates to Return-to-Work Safety Guidelines and Expands Capacity Limits

LANSING, Mich. - Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced updates to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (MIOSHA) COVID-19 emergency rules as many employers return to in-person work. The governor also announced an updated Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) COVID-19 Gatherings and Face Masks epidemic order, eliminating outdoor capacity limits and increasing indoor social gatherings to 50% capacity, which is set to take effect on June 1. 

May 24, 2021
Wilson Talent Center NTHS Students Honored

Fifteen seniors from the Wilson Talent Center (WTC) were recently honored with medallions for completing the requirements for the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). NTHS is an honor society for outstanding career and technical education (CTE) students. NTHS has been honoring outstanding student achievement, providing scholarships and career development opportunities since 1984.

May 20, 2021
Governor Whitmer Accelerates 'MI Vacc to Normal' Plan to Move Michigan Forward Towards Normalcy

LANSING, Mich. - Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced an updated 'Vacc to Normal' plan, which outlines steps Michiganders can take to emerge from this pandemic. As of June 1, capacity limits will lift for outdoor events. Additionally, indoor capacity limits will increase to 50%, allowing indoor social gatherings such as weddings and funerals to move closer to normalcy. As of July 1, the state will no longer limit capacity at indoor or outdoor gatherings. 

May 19, 2021
Blueprint for Student Recovery Offers Strategies for Post-Pandemic Progress

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING - The state's Student Recovery Advisory Council of Michigan's report MI Blueprint for Comprehensive Student Recovery provides key strategies for school districts and policymakers to help Michigan's children begin to rebound after the brutal challenges to their education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 19, 2021
Eaton RESA Partners with Health Department on Sensory-Friendly Vaccination Clinic

Eaton RESA is partnering with the Barry-Eaton District Health Department (BEDHD) to hold a sensory-friendly COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students in Michigan.

May 19, 2021
Gov. Whitmer Releases MI Blueprint for Comprehensive Student Recovery

LANSING, Mich. - Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the MI Blueprint for Comprehensive Student Recovery, guidance to help districts and schools create recovery plans that provide every Michigan student with the resources they need to thrive post-pandemic. The Blueprint provides evidence-based recommendations to address challenges across wellness, academics, school culture and climate, family and community engagement and postsecondary education.  

May 19, 2021
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on May 18, 2021. 

May 19, 2021
Wilson Talent Center Awards Over $21,000 in Scholarships

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in a virtual ceremony, the Wilson Talent Center (WTC) awarded just over $21,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors. To be eligible, students needed to complete a scholarship application and have a recommendation from their WTC instructor. The scholarships were made possible by generous donations from individuals, businesses and community partners.

May 18, 2021
The Times Family Newsletter

A new 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. 

May 13, 2021
Holt Educator Named Michigan’s 2021-22 Teacher of the Year

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – Holt Public Schools kindergarten teacher Leah Porter has been named the 2021-22 Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY).

May 13, 2021
Ingham County Health Department Updates

The Ingham County Health Department provided new guidelines for schools the evening of May 12.