April
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.

February
February 27, 2020
Ingham ISD Closed 2/27/2020

Ingham ISD programs and services will be closed today, February 27, 2020 due to inclement weather.

February 26, 2020
Continued Improvements Seen in Michigan Graduation and Dropout Rates

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – Michigan continues to improve its state graduation and dropout rates, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) announced today.

February 26, 2020
Ingham ISD Closed 2/26/20

All Ingham ISD programs and services will be closed today, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 due to inclement weather.

February 20, 2020
State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice Comments on Teacher Shortage Report

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – In response to the recently-released report Examining Michigan’s Education Workforce, How to Address the Talent Shortage Facing Michigan’s Schools, State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice offered the following statement:

February 19, 2020
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

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

February 11, 2020
State Superintendent Says Governor’s Budget Sets Positive Direction

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice shared with the State Board of Education today that Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive recommendation for the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 state school budget sets the positive direction for education moving forward.

January
January 31, 2020
How You Can Help Feed Kids This Summer

Michigan Department of Education Press Release - Summer is coming and you can help feed kids while school is out. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is requesting community partners to step up and speak out about the Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

January 31, 2020
Students with Disabilities to visit Lansing Community College to explore career tech programs

Lansing, Mich. — Postsecondary education should be part of the conversation between all students and their parents. Navigating the process with disabilities has more steps, but is completely within reach. Students with learning and physical disabilities have dreams beyond high school. The Ingham Intermediate School District (ISD) Special Education Parent Advisory Council, Capital Area College Access Network (CapCAN), and Lansing Community College (LCC) are co-hosting the 3rd annual College and Career Expo on Friday, January 31st and February 14th, 2020 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at LCC West Campus. High school students and young adults from local Ingham high schools will be attending.

January 28, 2020
MDE-LIO Welcomes Project SEARCH Interns

During the school year, Michigan Department of Education - Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO) hosts interns who assist with creating braille books, shipping American Printing House for the Blind (APH) orders, checking in braille writers, and more.

January 28, 2020
Survey Opens for Public Input on Updating Top 10 Strategic Plan

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – An online survey is being offered for the public to help review and update Michigan’s Top 10 in 10 strategic education plan, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced today.

January 22, 2020
Governor Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Fallen Soldier

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags lowered to half-staff throughout the state of Michigan on Thursday, January 23 to honor the service of Army Specialist Bradley Walsh and coincide with his funeral. 

January 22, 2020
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

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

January 21, 2020
Library of Michigan Announces 2020 Michigan Notable Book Awards

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – The celebrated literature on this year’s list of Michigan Notable Books encompasses the entire Great Lakes basin from the far reaches of the Upper Peninsula to stories about Detroit; and even cookery from the west side of Michigan.

January 17, 2020
State Board Adopts Resolution Supporting Drive SAFE Legislation

Michigan State Board of Education Press Release – The State Board of Education this week adopted a resolution supporting the passage of “Drive SAFE/Licenses for All” bills in the Michigan Legislature.

January 14, 2020
Michigan Students Experiencing Significant Growth in Advanced Coursework

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – Michigan’s numbers of students enrolling and succeeding in advanced coursework have grown significantly over the past four years, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) released today.

January 10, 2020
MiSTEM Opportunities Expand for Schools Across the State

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – More students across Michigan will be able to benefit from quality STEM education with the awarding of over $3 million by the MiSTEM Advisory Council to 16 regional organizations covering every corner of the state.

January 9, 2020
Survey Opens for Public Input on Updating Top 10 Strategic Plan

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – An online survey is being offered for the public to help review and update Michigan’s Top 10 in 10 strategic education plan, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced today.

January 7, 2020
Federal Grant To Help Families Navigate Early Childhood Programs

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – Michigan’s families will be able to better navigate early childhood programs and services across Michigan with the help of a three-year $40.2 million federal grant, the Michigan Department of Education announced today.

December
December 18, 2019
INGHAM ISD BOARD MEETING ACTIONS
Ingham Intermediate School District Board of Education held a board meeting on December 17, 2019.
December 10, 2019
Michigan Sees Dramatic Growth In Early College Participation, Success

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – The number of Michigan students enrolling in Early/Middle College programs has increased 101 percent in the past four years, the Michigan Department of Education announced today.

December 9, 2019
Michigan’s Parent Dashboard Hits An Impressive Milestone

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – Michigan’s parent-focused school data and information website – the Parent Dashboard for School Transparency – has reached a milestone. It has recorded its two-millionth page view, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced today.

December 4, 2019
Ingham Great Parents, Great Start Receives National Recognition as a Blue Ribbon Affiliate

Ingham Great Parents, Great Start (GPGS) has received a prestigious endorsement from the Parents as Teachers National Center, Inc. (PATNC) as a Blue Ribbon Affiliate, making it one of the top-performing home visiting affiliates within the PATNC’s international network. The official designation was made on October 1, 2019.

December 3, 2019
Ingham ISD Campus Water Testing Results - PFAS Not Detected

Water test results from the Department of Environment, Great Lakes , and Energy were received in our office last week. The test results show PFAS was not detected in our water at the Thorubrn Education Center and the Wilson Talent Center. We are still waiting on results for Heartwood School.  

December 2, 2019
Gov. Whitmer announces statewide FAFSA Challenge

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan College Access Network’s annual College Cash Campaign received a major boost with the announcement of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s statewide “Governor’s FAFSA Challenge.” The governor is challenging every high school to increase their FAFSA completion rate among graduates of the Class of 2020. Michigan’s 2019 FAFSA completion rate was 55.9%, which was a decrease of 0.7% from the previous year. MCAN seeks to achieve a statewide FAFSA completion rate of 75% in 2020.

December 2, 2019
Wilson Talent Center to Host Open House December 11

The Wilson Talent Center (WTC) will host an open house on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, from 4:30-7:30 pm.

November
November 27, 2019
Ingham Insights Community Newsletter November 2019 Issue

In this month issue of Ingham Insights read about Great Parents, Great Start Receiving National Recognition as a Blue Ribbon Affiliate plus much more!

November 21, 2019
Ingham ISD Seeks Candidates for Williamston Community Schools Board Vacancy

Mr. John Wolenberg, President of the Ingham Intermediate School District (ISD) Board of Education, announces an opening on the Williamston Community Schools Board of Education.

November 20, 2019
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District  Board of Education held a board meeting on November 19, 2019.

November 12, 2019
Career and Tech Education Programs, Program Completers Grow Significantly

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – Michigan’s number of students completing career and technical education (CTE) programs has increased by over 75 percent in the past four years, with additional but smaller growth in CTE enrollment, number of programs offered, and college credits earned, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) released today.

November 12, 2019
Career and Tech Education Programs, Program Completers Grow Significantly

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – Michigan’s number of students completing career and technical education (CTE) programs has increased by over 75 percent in the past four years, with additional but smaller growth in CTE enrollment, number of programs offered, and college credits earned, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) released today.

November 8, 2019
Troops Make Great Teachers

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – Acknowledging the service of United States armed forces veterans and introducing veterans to a path of continued service as public educators is the focus of the latest Proud Michigan Educator video from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

November 4, 2019
Ingham ISD Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Phase One of the Hearts of Fun Playground Installation

On Thursday, October 24, Ingham Intermediate School District hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open Phase One of the Hearts of Fun Playground at Heartwood School. Heartwood School serves students ages 3-26 in the Ingham ISD service area who are eligible to receive services under the categories of moderate and severe cognitive impairments, severe multiple impairments and autism spectrum disorders. Staff, students, parents and community members attended the ceremony.

October
October 30, 2019
Michigan Makes Gains in National Rankings on Reading Test

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – Michigan continues to climb in the national rankings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading test, as released today by the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB). It marks the second straight two-year testing cycle in which Michigan has gained in the national rankings.

October 22, 2019
MDHHS encourages communities to consult local weather forecasts when scheduling evening activities

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Press Release – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recommends communities consult local weather forecasts to determine whether or not to host outdoor activities occurring at or after dusk, due to the possible continuing risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Recent cooler temperatures are favorable to reducing exposure to EEE, however, its threat may still exist in certain areas of the state.

October 19, 2019
Gov. Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Former Governor William Milliken

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and on all public buildings and grounds throughout the state of Michigan, to be lowered to half-staff for 14 days — from Saturday, October 19 through Friday, November 1 — to honor each year Governor Milliken served in office. 

October 16, 2019
Ingham ISD Board Meeting Actions

Ingham Intermediate School District  Board of Education held a board meeting on October 15, 2019.

October 7, 2019
Capital Area District Library Earns 2019 State Librarian’s Excellence Award

Michigan Department of Education Press Release – Capital Area District Library (CADL) is the recipient of the 2019 State Librarian's Excellence Award for superior customer service, State Librarian Randy Riley announced today.

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