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Saginaw Intermediate School District Honors School Board Members for Recognition Month

Saginaw Intermediate School District (Saginaw ISD) is joining 537 local and 56 intermediate school districts across Michigan to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month. We are incredibly proud to have a dedicated board with a combined 79 years of service. 

“In another year full of dynamic celebrations and challenges for public education, our school board members provided servant leadership that facilitated educational opportunities for the students throughout Saginaw County,” said Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Collier. “Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one of the special ways to express appreciation to our leaders.”

School board members represent the views and priorities of their community in the complex system of maintaining and running an intermediate school district. They also reinforce the principle of local control over public education, which is an important, highly valued aspect of education in Michigan.

The Saginaw ISD board members will be recognized in various ways during the entire month, including social media stories and first-person recognition at the January 9th regularly scheduled board meeting. 

The individuals dedicated to Saginaw ISD and our community have the following years of service: 

  • President Ruth A. Coppens, 34 years

  • Vice President Dr. Katherine Ellison, 2 years

  • Treasurer Joseph W. Powe, 38 years

  • Secretary Laurasue Holcomb, 3 years

  • Trustee Ruth Ann Knapp, 2 years

Board Meetings

The Saginaw ISD Board of Education meets at 5:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Saginaw Intermediate School District Transitions PD Center. Special meetings and/or alternate meeting locations are made by the call of the chair. Alternative locations include:

Transitions PD Center, 3860 Fashion Square Boulevard, Saginaw

Millet Learning Center, 3660 Southfield Drive, Saginaw

Hartley Outdoor Education Center, 12633 Beaver Road, St. Charles

About Saginaw ISD

Saginaw Intermediate School District (SISD) is an educational service agency that provides effective and innovative leadership, services, resources, and programs throughout Saginaw County. Saginaw ISD provides career and technical education, early childhood, finance, human resources, instruction, pupil accounting, special education, technology, and transportation services. In addition, SISD operates multiple educational programs to meet the unique needs of students ages birth to 26 across Saginaw County, including: Hartley Outdoor Education Center, Head Start/Early Head Start and Great Start to Readiness Programs, Great Lakes Bay Early College, Saginaw County Juvenile Detention Center School, and Special Education Center Programs.

Saginaw ISD serves 12 local school districts, six public school academies, and 22 non-public schools, with a total enrollment of approximately 26,000 students. Public school districts supported include: Birch Run Area Schools, Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District, Carrollton Public Schools, Chesaning Union Schools, Frankenmuth School District, Freeland Community School District, Hemlock Public School District, Merrill Community Schools, Saginaw Public School District, Saginaw Township Community Schools, St. Charles Community Schools, and Swan Valley School District.