School Day Monday September 25, 2017

By |September 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

ISD programs of Freedom Acres, Heartlands Institute of Technology, and all Transitions Programs will be a half day.

Great Start Readiness Programs will follow the schedule of their local district.

Thank You!

By |September 7th, 2017|News|

We just want to say a big THANK YOU for your help in passing the Special Ed Millage Restoration – We are deeply grateful for your support!!!
This YES vote will allow us to continue providing high quality services for the special needs students within Ionia County ISD.


Gov. Rick Snyder Honors 2017 Governor’s Service Awards Winners

By |August 25th, 2017|News|

Two Ionia County ISD programs (IM Kids 3rd Meal, Ionia County Youth Advisory Council) receive Governor Service Awards. IM Kids 3rd Meal received the Outstanding Volunteer Program. Ionia County YAC received the Education Service Leader Award. Congratulations!

Election Day August 8, 2017

By |August 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

It is election day!

As the restoration millage may be the only item on most ballots, township clerks have consolidated their polling places to reduce costs of operations. The following information may help you find your polling location. Please feel free to share this information.

Here are the the precincts that are consolidated with another:


Bowne Twp, […]

How Many Kids in Ionia County Receive Special Ed Services?

By |July 11th, 2017|News|

Did You Know – How Many Kids in Ionia County Receive Special Ed Services?
MI School Data reports 1,719 students with disabilities in the county for the 2016-2017 school year. The special education services provided in Ionia County include:

Speech Therapists
Occupational Therapists
Physical Therapists
School Social Workers
School Psychologists
Consultant for Deaf/Hard of Hearing

What is an ISD? Part 2

By |June 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

What is an ISD? Part 2

Jason Mellema, Superintendent

Ionia County ISD


My last article/post focused on the history of ISD’s within Michigan and the broader picture of our three-tier education system. This article provides some insight into Ionia County ISD, and how we support learners within our county.

Ionia County ISD was formed in 1963 shortly after […]

Absentee Ballots for August 8, 2017 Election

By |June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Absent voter ballots are available for all elections. They provide voters with a convenient method for casting a ballot when they are unable to attend the polls on election day.

As a registered voter, you may obtain an absent voter ballot if you are:

age 60 years old or older
unable to vote without assistance […]

End of Year Celebration

By |June 7th, 2017|News|

The 2017 End of Year Celebration for our Ionia County ISD Family took place June 7, 2017.
Retirees include Rose Dingman (5years), Marilyn Goodemoot (22 years), Patti Grosskopf (7 years), Wendy Hugenroth (28 years), Cherylann Johnston (22 years), Michelle Kapp (31 years), Michaelean Patterson (38 years), Nancy Wardell (14 years), Liane Wood (18 years).

Independent Living Center Graduates!

By |June 6th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

On Tuesday June 6, 2017 the Ionia County ISD played host to our graduates from the Independent Living Center (The House) program.Congratulations to our students!

You have enriched our lives these years in the program.

Jim Lóser, Assistant Superintendent/Special Education and Jason Mellema, Superintendent are pictured with our students Coty Kissane & Sharon McAllister.

ISD Board Elections

By |June 5th, 2017|News|

Monday June 5, 2017 saw local district representatives submit their votes for the ISD Board of Education trustees. Present were four district representatives.

Outgoing President of the ISD Board Al McDonald announces the three ISD Board Members, Robert Insley, Linda Hoxie-Green & Brian Talbot.