July
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).

April 22, 2020
Ingham ISD Teacher Receives Michigan Council for Exceptional Children Teacher of the Year Award

Stacy Lantzy, special education teacher, with Ingham Intermediate School District (Ingham ISD) received the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) Dr. William C. Morse Teacher of the Year Award. Lantzy, a special education teacher at Heartwood School, was presented with the award during the MCEC’s Annual Conference held March 4-6, 2020 in Grand Rapids.

April 21, 2020
62 Michigan Students Earn 2020 Breaking Traditions Award

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – Fifty-eight high school and four college students across Michigan, who overcame obstacles and stereotypes to succeed in career and technical education (CTE) programs, have received 2020 Breaking Traditions Awards, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced.

April 20, 2020
Continuity of Learning Plan

Ingham Intermediate School District has developed the Continuity of Learning Plan for programs and services. 

April 14, 2020
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on April 14, 2020.

April 13, 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. 

April 10, 2020
Gov. Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Lives Lost Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags lowered to half-staff throughout the state of Michigan indefinitely starting on April 10, 2020 to honor and mourn those who have lost their lives due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

April 9, 2020
Michigan is First State to Provide Food to Families Affected by School Closings Caused by COVID-19

LANSING, MICH. Michigan has become the first state in the country to gain federal approval of a program that will provide nutritious food to children who were affected by school closings due to COVID-19.

April 2, 2020
Governor Whitmer Suspends Face-to-Face Instruction

On April 2, Governor Gretchen Whitmer suspended all face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. 

April 2, 2020
Letter Regarding Executive Order Suspending Face-to-Face Instruction

This is a message from Superintendent, Jason Mellema, about today's Executive Order to suspended face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. 

March
March 26, 2020
Food Service Continues Through the "Stay Home" Order

School meals will continue to be served to Michigan children throughout the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" ordered by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

March 23, 2020
Governor Whitmer Issues "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Order

Governor directs all non-critical businesses to temporarily close, all Michiganders to stay home or six feet away from others during COVID-19 crisis.

March 20, 2020
Ingham ISD Service Area Online Learning Communication

Staff, Families, and Communities, 
As a result of our unexpected closure, some families in our communities have expressed concern and confusion regarding online learning for students. The Superintendents of the Ingham ISD service area believe in equitable access to education for all students and are committed to this end within and between our districts. 

March 20, 2020
ISDs and RESAs Assist Essential Workforce in Finding Child Care

Clinton County RESA, Eaton RESA and Ingham ISD early childhood experts will coordinate efforts in our region to assist with essential workforce child care needs during the COVID-19 crisis. Governor Whitmer has reached out to intermediate school districts, regional educational service agencies and local districts across the state to expand the capacity for child care services which support members of the essential workforce during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. 

March 18, 2020
Internet Essentials from Comcast

Comcast is offering a program called Internet Essentials, an affordable or free home internet service for qualifying families. With the closure of schools in Michigan, this can allow families to access resources to keep their students learning. See if your family qualifies at this link.

March 17, 2020
State Education Leaders Urge National Waiver of State Assessments

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – State Education Leaders Urge
National Waiver of State Assessments.

March 13, 2020
COVID-19 Resources

The events of the last 72 hours are unprecedented, to say the least, with the rapid spread of COVID-19.  This situation is impacting almost all aspects of our daily lives. We must be unified like never before as we work to stop the spread and help each other as individuals, neighbors and as a community. 

March 13, 2020
Governor Closes K-12 Schools Effective March 16

On March 12 at 11:00 pm, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and State Superintendent Michael Rice announced the closure of all Michigan K-12 school buildings, public, private and boarding, starting Monday, March 16 through Sunday, April 5.

March 11, 2020
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on March 11, 2020.

March 11, 2020
Special Education Headlee Restoration Millage Passes!

The Ingham ISD Special Education Headlee Restoration millage passed! Thank you to all the voters in the Ingham ISD service area. Passing the millage is a testament to the support of public education in our region.

March 6, 2020
2020 Ready to Read Michigan Selection: A Parade of Elephants

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – “A Parade of Elephants” by award-winning author and illustrator Kevin Henkes, is the Library of Michigan’s (LM) 2020 Ready to Read Michigan selection, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced today.

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