April
April 22, 2021
Michigan’s Early Childhood Program Again Among Tops in the Nation

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – For the fourth straight year, Michigan has met all 10 quality standards for pre-kindergarten set forth by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), the Michigan Department of Education announced today.

April 21, 2021
WTC to Offer Summer Career Camps

The Wilson Talent Center will be offering Summer Career Camp opportunities for students that will be entering grades 5-7 in the fall of 2021. Both a full-day and half-day camp option are available. Students that attend the full-day option will select two different camps to participate in (one in the morning and a different camp in the afternoon.) Register early, space will be limited. All COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed.

April 14, 2021
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on April 13, 2021.

April 12, 2021
NOTICE of REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

The Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education will hold a regular Board meeting on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The meeting will be held both electronically and in person. One or more Board members may will be participating in the Board meeting remotely because of a medical condition and it is on or before December 31, 2021.

April 8, 2021
Reminder: MDHHS Offers Post-Spring Break Rapid COVID-19 Testing

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) is hosting Post-Spring Break Rapid COVID-19/Antigen Drive-Thru Testing. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Results will be emailed or sent via text to participants.

April 6, 2021
April Highlights the Important Work of Occupational Therapists

Mason, MI - During the month of April, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) celebrates the important role that occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants play in the lives of others.

April 6, 2021
USED Denies Michigan’s Request to Waive Federal Requirement to Test Students During a Pandemic

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has denied Michigan’s request to waive the federal requirement to administer the state summative assessments, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) reported today.

March
March 31, 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, "Business Unit Shows Unwavering Commitment During COVID-19." We also share a student success story, "Project SEARCH Student Finds Success at Eric King Agency," enrollment deadline for one of our high school programs, "The Early College at LCC Deadline is April 5," and several community events happening in our area. 

March 31, 2021
Student Finds Success with Local Insurance Agency Amid the Pandemic

For Joseph Wolbeck, a former student in Ingham Intermediate School District’s Project SEARCH program with the state of Michigan, the pandemic could have derailed his future plans. As a Lansing Public Schools student, Joseph was enrolled in the State of Michigan Project SEARCH program when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. When the state of Michigan employees began working remotely, the opportunities for in-person internships were eliminated. Luckily, for Joseph, a local insurance agency, The Eric King Agency, was willing to give him a shot.

03/29/2021
Board of Education Opening Announced

Ingham Intermediate School District will be holding its biennial board member election on Monday, June 7, 2021. One (1) six-year term on the Intermediate School District Board is up for election this year. The terms begin on July 1, 2021 and end on June 30, 2027.

March 29, 2021
Michigan Receives Federal Waiver to School Accountability Requirements

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has waived the federal requirements for school accountability in Michigan for the 2020-21 school year due to the disruption of instruction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Department of Education announced today.

March 26, 2021
State Focuses on Student Wellness with Social Emotional Learning Day

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The mental health and social and emotional learning (SEL) of Michigan students and educators are vital to children’s education and to student wellbeing. While always important, they have become more ostensibly so during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

March 25, 2021
Post-Spring Break COVID-19 Rapid/Antigen Testing

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) is hosting Post-Spring Break Rapid COVID-19/Antigen Drive-Thru Testing. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Results will be emailed or sent via text to participants.

March 18, 2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator Grants Awarded to 44 Applicants

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has selected 44 grantees across the state to develop new opportunities for students in grades 6-12 to explore education professions.

March 17, 2021
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

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

March 17, 2021
Post-Spring Break MDHHS Rapid Testing

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) will be hosting a drive-thru COVID-19 Rapid Testing on the Ingham ISD campus in Mason on both Sunday, April 11, and again on Wednesday, April 14. If you are planning to travel over Spring Break, it is highly recommended to be tested before returning to school or work.

March 16, 2021
Public Comment Provides Overwhelming Support for Federal Waiver Request to Statewide Tests

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – Public comment regarding a request to waive the federal requirements to administer the statewide summative assessment this school year ran overwhelmingly supportive, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) reported today.

March 12, 2021
Celebrate National Child and Adult Care Food Program Week, March 14-20

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The week of March 14-20 is National Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Week, and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) asks that providers, educators, and students statewide join in celebrating the importance of healthy meals for children and adults in need.

March 12, 2021
Michigan Expanding Access to Safe, Effective COVID-19 Vaccine

State Emergency Operations Center News Release LANSING, MICH. To continue progress toward state’s goal of vaccinating 70% of Michiganders over age 16 and bringing a quicker end to the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) officials today announced the state is expanding vaccination eligibility for Michiganders ages 16 and older with disabilities or medical conditions that put them at high risk of negative COVID-19 outcome beginning Monday, March 22. The state is also announcing that beginning Monday, April 5, all Michiganders age 16 and up who were not previously eligible will be eligible to receive a vaccine.

March 12, 2021
NOTICE of REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

The Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education will hold a regular Board meeting on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. The meeting will be held both electronically and in person. One or more Board members may be participating in the Board meeting remotely because of a medical condition and it is on or before December 31, 2021.

March 11, 2021
Ingham Community Health Centers Offering COVID-19 vaccine to New Patients

LANSING, Mich. – People who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine may now connect with the Ingham Community Health Centers to be vaccinated. They need not be established patients to receive the vaccine through the health centers.

March 9, 2021
State Board of Ed Urges Legislature to Waive State Assessments and Accountability

Michigan State Board of Education Press Release LANSING – The State Board of Education today unanimously adopted a resolution to strongly urge the Michigan legislature to relieve added burden on Michigan students and waive all state laws requiring the administration of statewide summative assessments and associated high-stakes accountability requirements for the 2020-2021 school year as a result of the disruption in schooling due to the COVID-19 pandemic, if the U.S. Department of Education (USED) approves waivers to federal laws that do the same.

March 8, 2021
Grants Awarded to Build Literacy Skills for Michigan Children

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – Five Michigan school districts are being awarded federally funded literacy grants of $3 million each over a five-year period to begin work to advance literacy skills, including pre-literacy skills, reading, and writing, for children from birth through grade 12, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced today.

March 5, 2021
Business and Education Leaders Meet for Round Table Discussion

LANSING, MI – On Wednesday, February 24, leaders from business and education gathered for a round table discussion regarding the impact the pandemic has had on our economy and our learners. The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce and Ingham Intermediate School District (ISD) hosted the session which reflected on lessons learned and how to work more collaboratively in the future to positively impact our region.

March 5, 2021
Let’s Continue to Feed Kids This Summer

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors have been working hard serving meals to children in their communities, and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) encourages all school sponsors with eligible sites to continue providing meals during the summer months.

March 2, 2021
State Superintendent’s Statement on New U.S. Secretary of Education

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice welcomes the confirmation last night by the U.S. Senate of Dr. Miguel Cardona as U.S. Secretary of Education.

March 2, 2021
Updated MDHHS orders

From the Governor's Office: LANSING, Mich. – Today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated two of its epidemic orders, allowing for increased capacity limits at various venues, larger residential and nonresidential gatherings and expanded visitation opportunities at residential care facilities. Changes are designed to balance reopening while controlling the spread of COVID-19 and save Michiganders’ lives. Although progress has been made in reduction of hospitalizations, it is crucial that Michiganders continue to mask up and socially distance as we reopen.

February
February 26, 2021
Michigan Educators Learn to Provide More Diverse Literature for Children

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – Over 1,900 Michigan educators joined national and state literacy experts yesterday to learn how to increase the amount of diverse literature available to students and how to use the materials for instruction and student engagement.

February 24, 2021
Kindergarten Roundup 2021-22

Will your child be five years old on or before September 1? Kindergarten Roundup information is now available and includes details for each of our local school districts. 

February 23, 2021
MDE To Initiate Discussion with U.S. Department of Education on Waivers

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – The U.S. Department of Education (USED) yesterday announced that it would offer states flexibility to federal requirements for school accountability and student assessments this school year due to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 22, 2021
MDE To Explore Federal Flexibility Opportunity for Assessments and Accountability

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) will be exploring federal flexibility announced by the U.S. Department of Education (USED) Monday evening on state assessment and accountability requirements, MDE announced.

February 19, 2021
2021 Virtual Education Workforce Job Fairs Announced

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is pleased to share the dates of the 2021 virtual education workforce job fairs, presented in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO).

February 19, 2021
The Times Family Newsletter

The February 2021 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. 

02/18/2021
It's Time - LSJ Opinion Article

Research continues to demonstrate that our schools have done a fantastic job mitigating the transmission of COVID-19. Now with vaccinations available to all educators, it’s time! Our kids deserve in-person instructional opportunities.

February 17, 2021
February Recognizes Career & Technical Education (CTE) Month

Each year during the month of February, the Association for Career & Technical Education (ACTE) celebrates the importance of Career & Technical Education (CTE) and the opportunities it provides to students across the country through a public awareness campaign called CTE Month. Ingham Intermediate School District is proud to offer 19 CTE courses to students in a variety of career pathways at the Wilson Talent Center (WTC), located in Mason, Michigan.

February 17, 2021
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Minutes

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

02/16/2021
February 17 - Remote Learning

All Ingham ISD programs will be remote on Wednesday, February 17. 

02/16/2021
Ingham ISD buildings are closed today

Ingham County has suspended operations due to poor weather conditions. Ingham ISD's buildings will be closed and staff are not expected to report today.  

February 12, 2021
Notice of Regular School Board Meeting

The Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education will hold a regular Board meeting on Tuesday, February, 16, 2021. The meeting will be held both electronically and in person. One or more Board members will be participating in the Board meeting remotely because of a medical condition and it is on or before December 31, 2021.

February 11, 2021
State Superintendent Applauds the Focus of Whitmer Budget Recommendations

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice today applauded the executive budget recommendations presented by Governor Gretchen Whitmer that recognizes the needs of children during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

February 5, 2021
Remote Learning February 5

Due to weather conditions, all Ingham ISD programs and services will be remote today, Friday, February 5.

February 2, 2021
State Superintendent Promotes Additional Time Next Year to Help Students

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – Layering in additional learning time next year will help Michigan students address foregone learning during the pandemic, according to State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice.

February 1, 2021
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 per guidance found in Senate Bill 1108.

January
January 29, 2021
Library of Michigan Promote Equity in Literacy

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – In celebration of African American History Month, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and the Library of Michigan are excited to release the first week of outstanding African American authors and their literary works that have been selected through nominations from Michigan educators.

January 27, 2021
WTC Students Interact with Delta Dental Employees to Learn About Careers

Students from a variety of programs at the Wilson Talent Center (WTC) have recently been interacting with professionals from Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana to learn about different career paths they may want to explore. During these virtual interactions, students are able to hear from professionals in a field they are interested in, ask questions about how staff got into the profession and learn about what their jobs look like on a daily basis.

January 26, 2021
Michigan Teachers Chosen As State Finalists for Presidential Teaching Award

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – Three Michigan educators have been selected as state finalists for the 2020 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), the Michigan Department of Education announced today.

January 20, 2021
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Minutes

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

January 15, 2021
Ingham ISD Partners with Local Agencies to Ensure Educators Can Get Vaccinated

LANSING, MI – Early on in the pandemic, Governor Whitmer declared educators as essential workers. As group 1B began to take form, this group of essential workers rose to the top of the list at the Ingham County Health Department (ICHD). ICHD, Ingham ISD, CareATC and SETSEG came together to structure a plan for educators to begin to receive the vaccine. This plan prioritized vaccines for school employees who are currently providing face-to-face instruction and those who are making plans to return to face-to-face in the future, at a later date.

January 15, 2021
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.

January 14, 2021
Sandee Donald Joins Ingham ISD as Deputy Superintendent of Instruction

Sandee Donald has joined Ingham Intermediate School District (Ingham ISD) as the Deputy Superintendent of Instruction. The Ingham ISD Board of Education approved her hiring at their December meeting. Donald comes to Ingham ISD from the Columbus City Schools in Columbus, Ohio where she served as the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning.