Board adopts Governance Standards

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 2:45pm

Washtenaw ISD Board of Education adopts Governance Standards


The Washtenaw ISD Board of Education took a major step toward demonstrating its commitment to governing effectively on behalf of the students and communities it serves by formally adopting the Board of Education Governance Standards at its October 10, 2017 meeting.


“We are excited to be among the many school districts in Michigan to adopt the BOE Governance Standards,” said Board President Mary Jane Tramontin. “We believe these standards are an important tool to help us with the vital task of governing our district. They will help us raise the bar, live up to expectations as elected officials, and better understand our roles as board members.”


The Board of Education Governance Standards were developed by school board members for school board members through the Michigan Association of School Boards. Washtenaw ISD Board Trustee Diane Hockett was one of the 14 board member contributors that established the standards. The principles provide a shared, research-based framework for effective school board governance. Not only do they define the values that should affect board decision making, but they also identify the specific behaviors of school boards and school board members that contribute to positive outcomes for students. And they do so in simple terms to be easily understood by board members and the entire school district community. 


“We believe that locally adopting the standards not only helps our governance team be more effective, but it sends a strong message that all of us as local school leaders are willing to step up and be held accountable,” said Tramontin. “We have standards for students, teachers and administrators, and now we have Board of Education Governance Standards for our board as well.”


October Literacy News

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 9:00am

Information highlighted in the October Literacy News includes:

  • Literacy Network Highlights from the Study of Early Literacy ( SOEL) with guest UMS artist
  • The Inquiry into Disciplinary Literacy and LearningI (IDLL) hosted at Saline High School
  • Upcoming professional learning on Argument Writing: Teaching Adolescents to Read and Write Digital Text

WISD's United Way Campaign underway

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 3:45pm

The annual WISD Washtenaw United Way campaign is underway. Staff can easily donate online using the link below. Several WISD programs are funded through United Way and contributing to the campaign is a way to work collaboratively as a community to support residents in need of housing, food, and educational needs.

WISD Affirms ALL students

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 9:45am

WISD's service to local districts

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 3:30pm

The link will take you to the site where you can learn more about the various services that Washtenaw ISD provides to local districts.


Responsive Mathematics Institute

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:00am
Location : EMU Student Center, 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti

Teachers won't want to miss this informative and innovative instructional approach. The institute will:

  1. Help teachers embrace their identities and the privilege associated with those identities
  2. Help teachers understand how their identities influence and impact their instructional practice
  3. Create a counter narrative to stereotypes typically associated with children of color and children in poverty
  4. Empower teachers and students to embody a classroom that is engaging and responsive to all.       

To register, please use the link below.

Young Adult Halloween Party

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 10:00am
Location : WCC

The WISD Young Adult Program hosts their annual Halloween Party, 10 a.m. - noon, October 27, 2017 at Washtenaw Community College's Morris Lawrence Building.

Argument in the Real World

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 8:30am
Location : 1819 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor

Argument in the Real World, a literacy event you won't want to miss. Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 1819 S. Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor. Featuring author and educator Troy Hicks. Part of the WISD Inquiry into Disciplinary Literacy and Learning Network. Troy will draw from real world texts and samples of student work to share a wealth of insights and practical strategies in teaching students the logic of argument. Whether arguments are streaming in through Twitter, Facebook, or links to other blogs or websites, Troy will guide you—and your students—in how to engage with and create digital arguments.

Mission and Vision Statements

The mission of Washtenaw Intermediate School District is to promote the continuous improvement of achievement for every student while providing high-quality service to our customers through leadership, innovation, and collaboration.

WISD's vision is to be the leader in empowering, facilitating, and delivering a high-quality, boundary-spanning, educational system that educates all children through an equitable, inclusive, and holistic approach.

Our Address:

AdvancED Accredited1819 South Wagner Road
PO Box 1406
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1406
Phone: (734) 994-8100
Fax: (734) 994-2203

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Dexter, MI 48130
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