About the LISD

The Lenawee Intermediate School District (LISD) is a regional educational service agency providing educational leadership and support services to Lenawee County’s 12 public local school districts. District staff work to provide services that are difficult or impossible for individual districts to provide on their own. The LISD provides educational services to the following Lenawee County school districts:

Addison | Adrian | Blissfield | Britton Deerfield | Clinton | Hudson | Madison | Morenci | Onsted | Sand Creek | Tecumseh

In total, the LISD provides services either directly or indirectly to approximately 16,336 (fall, 2010 student count) Lenawee County students. Additionally, the LISD provides educational support services to 119 Lenawee County administrators, 1,032 teachers and 1,014 non-instructional staff members (summer, 2010 FTE count).

About Intermediate School Districts (ISDs)

The LISD is one of 57 intermediate school districts established in Michigan in 1962. ISDs are regional service agencies that offer support services to school personnel that are best delivered regionally, as measured by cost, size and quality advantages. The LISD is an autonomous, tax supported public school district governed by the laws of the State of Michigan.

The mission of Michigan’s educational service agencies (ISDs, RESAs, RESDs) is to provide visionary leadership and quality services to strengthen teaching and learning for all citizens.

Our Mission

The mission of the Lenawee Intermediate School District is to prepare people to function effectively in a changing world by providing and coordinating quality education opportunities and support services, innovatively and responsively, in partnership with our communities.

Each student is the reason the LISD exists…

Our Vision

The American democratic experiment demands an effective system of public education to strengthen and advance the American ideal and to promote the “common good.” With courage, boldness, and urgency, the LISD recognizes and accepts its responsibility to ensure that today’s education will meet tomorrow’s challenges. Each student is the reason the LISD exists.

• The dignity and well-being of each student is our impassioned dream. Through informed citizenship, our students will build a better tomorrow.
• How well a student learns is ALWAYS more important than when… or how…or where.
• Educational applications of emerging technologies are readily accessible to students and staff.
• Research and best practices in teaching/learning/assessment are eagerly reflected in the daily performance of each staff.
• LISD staff are involved in their communities through humanitarianism and volunteering, demonstrating concern for our neighbors.
• The LISD courageously pursues innovation and excellence and willingly risks the possibility of criticism and failure.
• Human relationships, inside and outside the LISD, reflect trust, openness, risk-taking, respect, integrity, and collaboration.
• The public’s trust is earned EACH day through truthfulness, competence, and accountability.
• As a student-centered learning organization, the LISD continually adopts new learnings and anticipates future conditions.
• The LISD earns the confidence of its local districts as it leads and serves.
• Leadership guides with: empowerment and excellence; ideas, not control; relationships, not power; integrity, not convenience, and decisiveness, fairness, listening, sharing.

Our Beliefs

• We believe the role of the LISD is to provide educational programs and services to individuals and organizations through family, school, and community partnerships.
• We believe effective collaboration among vocational education, special education, general services, and our partners will improve programs and services.
• We believe people learn in different ways, at different times, and at different rates.
• We believe individuals teach and learn best when their unique needs are addressed and appropriate support is provided through a continuum of educational programs and services.
• We believe education requires innovation and continuous planning, implementation, and evaluation.
• We believe we have an obligation to promote equal opportunity, and the well-being and dignity of all individuals.
• We believe in a responsive, interactive relationship with our communities.