Certain ISD Expenditures


Every organization requires leadership. The SJCISD 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 iniatives defined by the state and federal government. Most recently these include but are not limited to the following: No Child Left Behind, Michigan's 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 Title I, Special Education, and Career-Technical Education.

In 2022-2023, the SJCISD spent $726,351 on general administration (salary, benefits, supplies, conference, purchase services, etc) which is .0272% of its total budget.

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. Because the SJCISD 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 2022-2023, the SJCISD spent $55,763 on public relations, polling, lobbying, and legal services which is .0018% of its total budget.