Certain ISD Expenditures
AdministrationEvery organization requires leadership. The GIRESD and other ISDs within the State of Michigan have been charged by the Governor and the State of Michigan Department of Education to communicate, train, support, and lead educational initiatives defined by the state and federal government. Most recently these include but are not limited to the following: No Child Left Behind, newly formed high school graduation requirements, the Michigan School Improvement Framework, and the new 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 Special Education, and Career and Technical Education.
In 2011-12, the GIRESD spent $1,324,602 on administration which is 5.3% of its total budget.
Public Relations, Polling, Lobbying, and Legal ServicesThe 57 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. Because the GIRESD is publicly funded, it is responsible for communicating its programs and services to the schools and community. The guiding principle for all activities of this nature is to advocate for the children we serve.
In 2011-12, the GIRESD spent $50,644 on public relations, polling, lobbying, and legal services which is .2% of its total budget.