Compliance & Monitoring

The monitoring of special education is a system designed by the federal government to ensure that special education programs and services are being delivered according to the requirements of IDEIA 2004.

WISD monitors it's local districts and public school academies on a yearly basis. Monitoring involves a number of steps including the review of student files, performing administrative and form reviews and conducting random parent surveys. The district receives a report of violations and actions needed to resolve the problems.

Issues of noncompliance are dealt with in a variety of ways. A formal, written complaint may be filed to show a potential violation of the Michigan Special Education Rules and Regulations or the federal IDEIA 2004. A request for mediation is another method of dealing with disputes involving the delivery of special education. In mediation, an impartial person meets with the two parties to resolve issues and reach consensus on the problems. Due process hearings are the final method of resolving disputes. If there is a disagreement involving the IEP process, a request may be made for a due process hearing. At that time, the district will try to resolve the disagreement, but will follow the steps outlined in IDEIA 2004 if a hearing is necessary.

Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)

PDF DocumentMichigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) 

Procedural Safeguards

PDF DocumentProcedural Safeguards - English 

PDF DocumentProcedural Safeguards - Arabic

PDF DocumentProcedural Safeguards - Spanish

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

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