Ingham ISD Annual Website Report

Ingham Intermediate School District (ISD) welcomes the opportunity to communicate with our community about how we use the resources provided to our organization on behalf of all area learners. Our spending decisions support our mission to enhance educational opportunities and reflect our commitment to the wise use of taxpayer dollars.

Through tax dollars that fund Ingham ISD, we help educate students with special needs and special talents. We assist students near graduation who are in search of meaningful, real-life career experiences and help raise awareness of career possibilities from the earliest grades. Thanks to the financial support of our community, we help our youngest children enter school better prepared to learn. We train teachers, offer operational management support services to our local schools and support workforce development programs for youth and adults living throughout the greater Lansing community. All of this and more is made possible through the sound use of taxpayer dollars that do so much for so many people.

The information in this report provides a snapshot of our programs and services and the funds we utilize to support them. We invite you to learn more about our programs and services described on Our Academics page.

To learn more about the district, we welcome you to view our website or come by to visit us in person. If you have further questions, comments, or would like to arrange for a visit, please contact our Public Relations and Communications Director at 517.244.1212 or email moneil@inghamisd.org.

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Public Act 413 of 2004 amended the Revised School Code by requiring ISDs to post specific information from the previous school year on its website by December 31 of each year beginning in 2006. These requirements can be found in MCL 380.620.

Ingham Intermediate School District (ISD) provides critical support for all public, charter and nonpublic schools that operate within Ingham ISD's service area. There are 56 ISDs or regional education service agencies in the state of Michigan - no two are exactly alike. Each bases its work on the specific needs of their constituent school districts and community. Ingham ISD offers leadership, programs, and services in the areas of general education, career and technical education, special education, technology, and operational management support services.

Total Pupils Served (Full-Time Equivalents): 43,611

Constituent Districts, Public School Academies, Nonpublic Schools

Students within the Ingham ISD service area attend 12 public school districts, 9 public school academies, and 19 nonpublic schools.

To learn more about these schools, visit our Area Schools page.

Ingham ISD Employees

  • Instruction and program staff, including: teachers, paraprofessionals, instructional assistants, office staff and administrators. These staff support many student programs and services including: Early Childhood Special Education, Early On, Great Parents, Great Start, Great Start Readiness, Ingham Academy, Early College at LCC, Wilson Talent Center, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Evergreen, Heartwood School, Malcolm Williams School, Secondary Learning Center, St. Vincent Home, and Transition Programs. For more information about these programs, visit Our Academics page. 
  • Itinerant staff who provide special education services throughout the Ingham ISD service area. These services include adaptive physical education, assistive technology, audiology, physical and occupational therapy, orientation and mobility, school psychology, social work, speech and language therapy, teacher consultants in the areas of autism, hearing impaired, low incidence, speech and language impaired, visually impaired, and transition services.
  • Consultants who serve educators in the Ingham ISD service area in the fields of math, science, social studies, English language arts, early literacy, curriculum, instruction, assessment, and school improvement.
  • Administrators who manage programs and services to accomplish the work of Ingham ISD.
  • Custodial and clerical staff that provide daily support to staff and students.

Total Ingham ISD Employees: 399

Ingham ISD Budget:

FUND

AMOUNT

General Fund 

$27,135,688

Special Education Fund

$77,317,657

Career and Technical Education Fund                    

$10,382,754

Capital Projects Fund

$589,777

Non-major Funds 

$226,088

TOTAL

$115,651,964

 

Per MCL 380.620 (1)(b), 380.620 (2) and 380.620 (9), there were no Ingham Intermediate School District (ISD) administrators or board of education members that incurred travel expenses that exceeded $4,138 for air fare, lodging, car rental or meals in 2020-21.

 

In the operation of its programs and services, Ingham Intermediate School District enters into various contracts.

Contract information for 2020-21, per MLC 620(1)(c), 620(3), 620(5), and 620(10)(a) and (b), is provided below:

SUBJECT MATTER

COST

COMPET BID?

WHO SIGNED?

POSITION

AMERINET OF MICHIGAN INC - Unified Threat Management Maintenance $30,782.00 Yes Jason Mellema Superintendent
ATC GROUP SERVICES LLC - Construction Project $30,691.00 Yes Jason Mellema Superintendent

BAKER COLLEGE - Tuition

$29,675.75

No

Rebecca Hills

Asst. Superintendent, Finance & Business

CAPITAL AREA COMMUNITY SERVICES INC - GSRP Payments

$1,205,160.77

No

Rebecca Hills

Asst. Superintendent, Finance & Business

CAPITAL CONSULTANTS INC  - Contracted Services $320,213.20 Yes Jason Mellema Superintendent

CLARK HILL PLC - Legal Services

$33,351.03

No

Jason Mellema

Superintendent

CODA MUSIC THERAPY SERVICES LLC - Music Therapy Services

$37,301.93

No

Rebecca Hills

Asst. Superintendent, Finance & Business

DEAN TRANSPORTATION INC - General Education Transportation

$1,356,649.71

Yes

Jason Mellema

Superintendent

DEAN TRANSPORTATION INC - Special Education Transportation

$5,904,712.75 Yes Scott Koenigsknecht Superintendent
EIDEX LLC - Subscription Licenses $74,240.00 No Jason Mellema Superintendent

FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY - Tuition and Concurrent Enrollment

$70,003.50

No

Jeanne Farina

Principal

FRONTLINE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP LLC - Applicant Tracking

$30,613.77 No Rebecca Hills Asst Superintendent, Finance & Business

ILLUMINATE EDUCATION INC - Software Data and Assessment Management System

$228,848.20

Yes

Jason Mellema

Superintendent

KRONOS SASSHR INC - Workforce Management System

$36,115.84 No Scott Koenigsknecht Superintendent

LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Early College

$1,221,687.45

No

Jason Mellema

Superintendent

LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE - High School Diploma Completion Initiative

$123,935.60

No

Stanley Kogut

Superintendent

MANER COSTERISAN AND ELLIS PC - Audit Services

$75,000.00

No

Jason Mellema

Superintendent

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY - GSRP Payments

$74,153.93

No

Jason Mellema

Superintendent

MICHIGAN TRAILER MART INC - County Wide Grant Award $126,383.20 Yes Rebecca Hills Asst. Superintendent, Finance & Business

MIDWEST COLLABORATIVE FOR LIBRARY - Database Package and Subscriptions

$76,144.04

No

Jason Mellema

Superintendent

MOSS AUDIO CORP - Building Cameras $102,701.28 Yes Jason Mellema Superintendent
NCS PEARSON INC - Aimsweb and Other Supplies

$75,740.75

No Jason Mellema Superintendent

PECKHAM INC - Custodial Services

$473,438.24

Yes

Jason Mellema

Superintendent

PECKHAM INC - Work Based Learning

$64,283.55

No

Jason Mellema

Superintendent

PLAYPOWER LT FARMINGTON INC - Heartwood Playground $113,862.00 Yes Rebecca Hills Asst. Superintendent, Finance & Business

PUBLIC CONSULTING GROUP INC - Medicaid Fees for Service

$165,000.01

No

Scott Koenigsknecht

Superintendent

RED ROVER TECHNOLOGIES LLC - Sub Calling System $52,492.10 No Jason Mellema Superintendent

RESA SERVICE LLC - Power Restoration Emergency Services

$26,711.50

No

Jason Mellema

Superintendent

SEHI COMPUTER PRODUCTS - Chromebooks $99,953.28 Yes Rebecca Hills Asst. Superintendent, Finance & Business

SOLIANT HEALTH LLC - Professional Services

$153,921.50

No

Rebecca Hills

Asst. Superintendent, Finance & Business

STATE OF MICHIGAN - Rehab Services with Multiple Purchases $101,561.43 No Jason Mellema Superintendent
TTF SOLUTIONS LLC - Staffing Services $74,843.75 No Rebecca Hills Asst. Superintendent, Finance & Business

 

 

Per MCL 620(1)(d) and 620(3), there is no contract modification information to report for 2020-21.

All employees of Ingham Intermediate School District are categorized by classification of the position held. All classifications are established according to the demands of the position, levels of responsibility, job functions performed, credentials and skills required. Each classification falls into at least one established salary schedule which takes into account such factors as education, strategic direction, boundaries, knowledge, problem analysis and decision making, scope of impact, and independent judgment. An individual's years of experience in a position also is a factor in making the wage determination.

Below is a list of the nineteen highest compensated positions in 2020-21:

Position

Salary

Expense Accounts

Reimbursed Expenses

Supplemental Compensation

Superintendent

$185,000.00

$0.00

$0.00

$18,500.00

Assistant Superintendent, HR and Organizational Development

$137,730.00

$0.00

$2,529.00

$0.00

Assistant Superintendent, Finance and Business

$128,632.41

$0.00

$675.00

$1,568.00

Executive Director, Early Childhood Services

$126,900.00

$0.00

$0.00

$250.00

Executive Director, Information Technology Services

$126,900.00

$0.00

$0.00

$250.00

Executive Director, CTE

$126,900.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

Director, Early Childhood Special Education 0-3

$110,170.00

$0.00

$0.00

$13,050.00

Executive Director/Chief Communications Officer

$110,170.00

$0.00

$0.00

$7,500.00

Director, Emotionally Impaired and Adjudicated Youth Programs

$110,170.00 $0.00 $0.00 $650.00

Director, SAVE Bid Project

$110,170.00

$0.00

$0.00

$400.00

Director, Information Technology Services

$110,170.00

$0.00

$0.00

$650.00

Director, Student Instructional Services

$110,170.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3,050.00

Director, Educator Evaluation and Instruction

$110,170.00 $0.00 $0.00

$3,050.00

Director, Transition and Itinerant Services

$110,170.00 $0.00 $0.00 $650.00

Director, Preschool Instruction

$110,170.00 $0.00 $0.00

$650.00

Director, LEA Special Education and Itinerant Services

$110,170.00 $0.00 $0.00 $250.00
Director, LEA Technology Services $110,170.00 $0.00 $0.00 $400.00
Director, Wilson Talent Center $110,170.00 $0.00 $0.00 $250.00

 

Per MCL 620(1)(f), there were expenditures in 2020-21 for fiber optic or cable equipment or operating system software for fiber optic or cable equipment networks across Ingham Intermediate School District's service area as provided below:

Fund Source Expenditures for Fiber Optic or Cable Equipment or Operating System Software
Career and Technical Education

$11,443.00

General Education

$1,606.00

Special Education

$7,026.00

TOTAL

$20,075.00

 

Intermediate school districts (ISDs) or regional educational service agencies were created by the legislature in 1962 to bring about quality and equitable educational opportunities to students and schools throughout the state. Because public education is funded and regulated by the state and federal government, it is necessary for ISDs to use some resources to fund activities that promote public accountability, research, and government communications. Since Ingham ISD is publicly funded, it is responsible for communicating its programs and services to the schools and community. The guiding principle for all activities of this nature is to advocate for the children we serve.

In the area of public relations provided by external vendors or consultants, there is no information to report for 2020-21.

In the areas of polling and lobbying services provided by external vendors or consultants, Ingham ISD paid Karoub Associates $13,800 in 2020-21, which is .01% of the total budget for 2020-21.

In the area of legal services provided by the following external firms, Ingham ISD spent $40,262 which is .03% of the total budget for 2020-21:

Vendor

Amount

Clark Hill, P.L.C.

$33,102.00

Steven D. Lowe, P.C.

$1,087.00

Thrun Law Firm, P.C.

$6,073.00

 

Cost savings can often be realized by contracting with individuals for limited, specialized projects.

Name

 Amount

Project(s)

Services

Ascend Learning Holdings LLC $32,777.61 CACC pharmacy technician Student study guides/testing

Clark Hill PLC

$39,956.97

Legal services

Legal services

Coda Music Therapy Services LLC

$35,367.27 Music therapy Music therapy for Heartwood students
Cradles to Crayons $97,710.45 Great Start Readiness Program Childcare learning center

Dell Marketing LP

$65,873.84 Technology hardware Technology services for Ingham ISD and local districts

Eidex LLC

$148,480.00

Student focus software licenses

Software services for Ingham ISD and local districts

Frontline Technologies Group LLC

$30,613.77 Applitrack online application system Software services for Ingham ISD and local districts
Kalamazoo Sanitary Supply $52,886.00 Facilities Sanitation/disinfectant supplies
Red Rover Technologies LLC $52,492.10 Substitute tracking Management and tracking software
Severin Intermediate Holdings LLC $41,520.65 Student database software licenses Software services for Ingham ISD and local districts
TTF Solutions LLC $53,647.50 Heartwood nurse, social worker, psychologist Contracted staffing

 

 

Administrative Costs

Ingham Intermediate School District's (ISD) 2020-21 administrative costs were $2,637.517, which is 2.28% of the total budget. This includes the Michigan public school accounting manual expenditure categories of General Administration and School Administration.

In the area of public relations provided by internal staff, the Ingham ISD spent $38,480 which is .03% of its total budget for 2020-21.

In the areas of polling and lobbying services provided by internal staff, there is no information to report for 2020-21.

In the areas of legal services provided by internal staff, there is no information to report for 2020-21.

The Ingham Intermediate School District owns the following vehicles:

Motor Vehicles Purpose
1996 Ford Truck Automotive program use and training
2006 Chevrolet Impala Law enforcement program training
2007 Chevrolet Impala Law enforcement program training
2008 Chevrolet Express Cube Van Maintenance department general use
2009 Chevrolet Suburban Student transportation for career technical
program events and competitions
2010 Crown Victoria Law enforcement program training
2012 Chevrolet Volt Automotive program use and training
2014 Ford Truck

Maintenance department general use and snow plowing

2015 Ford Food Van

Culinary program use and training

2018 Ford Transit Van Student transportation for career technical program events and competitions

2018 Chevrolet Truck

Maintenance department general use
2020 Ford Transit Van Student transportation for career technical program events and competitions