Transparency Reports


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:

  1. The annual operating budget and subsequent budget revisions.
  2. Using data that has already been collected and submitted to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), a summary of district or intermediate district expenditures for the most recent fiscal year for which they are available, expressed in the following two (2) pie charts which were provided for the general fund of the district or intermediate district by the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI):
    a. A chart of personnel expenditures broken down into the following subcategories:
    1. Salaries and Wages
    2. Employee benefit costs, including, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and long term care benefits.
    3. Retirement benefits costs
    4. All other personnel costs
  3. Links to all of the following:
    1. The current collective bargaining agreement for each bargaining unit
    2. Each health care benefits plan, including, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, disability, long-term care, or any other type of benefits that would constitute health care services, offered to any bargaining unit or employee in the district
    3. The audit report of the audit conducted for the most recent fiscal year for which it is available.

Healthcare Machine Readable Files

This link leads to the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to access and analyze data more easily.

Benefits and Insurance

General Information

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.

Welcome to WISD

General Information Report

Travel Information

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.

Travel Report

Contract Information

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.

Contract Report

Contract Modification Information

Any contract modifications in excess of $25,000 for the 2016-2017 school year are detailed below.

Contract Modification Report

Salary, Expense Account, & Supplemental Compensation Information

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.

Salary, Expense Account, & Supplemental Compensation Report

Fiber Optic/Cable Equipment & Operating System Software for Fiber Optic/Cable Equipment Networks

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.

Fiber Optic/Cable Equipment

Public Relations, Polling, Lobbying, and Legal Services

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.

Public Relations, Polling, Lobbying, and Legal Services Report

IRS Tax Form 1099s in Excess of $25,000

For the fiscal year 2019-2020, the following 1099 IRS tax forms in excess of $25,000 were issued.

IRS Tax Form 1099s in Excess of $25,000 Report

Certain ISD Expenditures

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 the 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.

Certain ISD Expenditures Report

Motor Vehicle Expenses

The following motor vehicles were owned by the ISD during the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Motor Vehicle Expense Report

ADA & Accessibility

Our School Strives To Ensure Our Website Is Accessible To All Our Visitors 

Washtenaw ISD is committed to providing a website that is fully accessible and we are currently in the process of developing a new website to better meet the needs of our customers. Our new website will include improvements to ADA compliance and accessibility, and during this transition, we remain committed to maintaining our existing website's accessibility and usability. 

ADA Compliance

Non Discrimination

It is the policy and commitment of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any legally protected characteristic, in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies in accordance with Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, executive order 11246 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all other pertinent state and Federal regulations.

Non Discrimination Information

ADA and Title IX Coordinator ADA and Title IX Coordinator
Brian Marcel
Associate Superintendent
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1402
Cassandra Harmon-Higgins
Executive Director, HR & Legal Services
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1311