30 Years Celebrating the Exceptional

By |February 3rd, 2016|News|

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since the first annual Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Special Education Awards Banquet took place! The PAC is a group of parents of special education youngsters appointed by their local school board to assist and advise the ISD on the delivery of services to special education […]

Celebrating Our School Leaders This January

By |January 5th, 2016|News|

January is School Board Recognition Month and Ionia County ISD is joining 541 local and 56 intermediate school districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their untiring dedication to public education.
“Michigan’s public school board members dedicate countless personal hours to attending meetings, school functions, and hours of preparation for the […]

Working To Improve Fiscal Stewardship

By |January 5th, 2016|News|

One of the major themes this year has been increased fiscal stewardship. At the ISD, we have consciously made decisions in the past whereby our expenditures have have been larger than our revenues, thus causing us to make up the difference by pulling from our fund balance. Funding for education has not kept up […]

Heartlands Focus on College & Career Readiness

By |January 5th, 2016|News|

At Heartlands we provide amazing opportunities to prepare our students for the next chapter of their lives. One focus of the curriculum is college and career readiness. In every program, our students are exposed to various careers available within their program area. Guest speakers visit the classrooms and present information about their careers. They […]

Ionia County YAC Plans to Give Back on Martin Luther King Day

By |January 5th, 2016|News|

Ionia County Youth Advisory Council is (YAC) partnering with Toad & Bean and Consumer Merchandise who will provide bags sewn in their sewing classes to YAC. YAC will use the bags in three different ways as part of their Martin Luther King Day service project. They will prepare bags with dental supplies for children […]

Creating Clarity for Progress Monitoring

By |December 1st, 2015|News|

On November 5th, Ionia County ISD hosted a unique learning opportunity for 90 special education providers and administrators from around the state. Participants traveled from as far away as the Upper Peninsula to expand their knowledge on using student level data in a meaningful way throughout the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. The theme […]

Skylert!! A New Communications Option

By |December 1st, 2015|News|

In 2012 the Ionia County ISD chose to use the Skyward Student Management Suite. Originally Skyward was only utilized to track student demographics, grades and attendance. Skyward now has an integrated communications tool that has the ability to contact students, parents, and staff regarding weather events, power outages, holidays, scheduled events, emergencies, and other […]

Ionia County Youth Advisory Council to Provide Grants to Address Local Youth Issues

By |December 1st, 2015|News|

The Ionia County Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) will offer grants to organizations that benefit Ionia, Belding, Lakewood, Portland and Saranac youth. YAC conducts a needs assessment every two years to identify funding priorities. Based on these results, successful grantees will address the following youth issues in their communities: teen driver safety, literacy, […]

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By |July 30th, 2015|News|

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