What is an ISD?
Northwest Education Services (North Ed) is an intermediate school district (ISD) which is a government agency that assists local school districts in providing education programs and services in the counties where it serves. When ISDs were established in 1962 the name “intermediate” school district was chosen to describe the connection between local school districts and the Michigan Department of Education. Michigan’s public education system is comprised of 56 intermediate school districts and every local school district and public school academy in the state is part of an ISD.
MAISA ISD Quick Reference 2021
North Ed Organization Chart of Programs & Services
Northwest Education Services
Spanning a geographical area of roughly 2,166 square miles, North Ed serves 16 public school districts, six public school academies, and twelve private schools in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties. Together, the ISD and its local school districts determine the services needed to improve student learning, serve children’s special needs, develop teachers’ expertise and work collaboratively to maximize services and resources on a regional scale.