Section 18 (2) of the Public Act 94 of 1979, The State School Aid Act, has been amended, which requires each school district and intermediate school district to post certain information on its website within 30 days after a board adopts it annual operating budget or any subsequent revision to that budget. The Annual Budget & Transparency Reporting is an opportunity to communicate our community on how we utilize the resources that are provided to us.
The following information is required to be posted on our website:
ISDs serve as a central support system for all public, charter and non-public schools that operate within their district. There are 56 Intermediate School Districts (ISDs) or Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs) in the state of Michigan. No two are exactly alike. Each bases its work on the specific needs of its schools and community. All offer leadership, programs, and services in the areas of instruction, career and technical education, special education, technology, and business-related functions.
As ISDs seek to provide leadership, programs and services to their constituents, staff seek out best practices, gain state and national educational perspectives, gather knowledge and skill levels that reflect the latest trends, innovations, and challenges. This requires more travel to conferences and trainings than you would typically experience in a K-12 school district. If any board member or administrator's travel expenses had exceeded $3,000, in any of the designated areas, it would be shown below.
ISDs occasionally enter into contracts with vendors to perform specific services that would not be cost effective or possible for the ISD to provide on its own. ISDs must follow state requirements for seeking competitive bids on purchases of supplies. Below are the contracts required to be reported under this section.
Any contract modifications in excess of $25,000 for the 2014-2015 school year are detailed below.
Below are listed the positions in the top 3% of total compensation for ISD employees. ISD employees are categorized by classification. All classifications are normally established according to demands of the position, level of responsibility, job functions, credentials and skills required. Each classification falls into at least one established salary schedule, which takes into account such factors as seniority in position or in similar positions, comparison to similar jobs elsewhere in the community and cost-of-living factors.
Many ISDs use fiber networks which benefit students and the community. These high capacity broadband networks interconnect districts, improve the delivery of Internet, instructional, and administrative resources while reducing over-all costs. Through partnerships, ISDs, local schools, county and other governmental units, and Central Police Dispatch (911), have access to fiber wide-area networks that are more affordable for all partners.
The 56 intermediate school districts (ISDs) or regional educational service agencies (RESAs) 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. The guiding principle for all activities of this nature is to advocate for the children we serve.
For the fiscal year 2014-2015, the following 1099 IRS tax forms in excess of $25,000 were issued.
Every organization requires leadership. ISDs within the State of Michigan have been charged by the Governor and the Michigan Department of Education to communicate, train, support, and lead educational initiatives defined by the state and federal government. Most recently these include, but are not limited to, the following: No Child Left Behind, high school graduation requirements, the Michigan School Improvement Framework, and Grade Level Content Expectations for the core subjects. ISDs are required by law to meet the individual and specialized needs of students within our region including the areas of Title I, Special Education, and Career and Technical Education.
The following motor vehicles were owned by the ISD during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
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