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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. 

PDF DocumentFAQs about Michigan ISDs

PDF DocumentMAISA ISD Quick Reference 2021

PDF DocumentNorth Ed Organization Chart of Programs & Services

North Ed Departments and 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. 

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