MUSKEGON: The Muskegon Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) is preparing for its biennial election. Those desiring a seat on the MAISD Board of Education must deliver an affidavit of identity, nominating petitions signed by a minimum of 40 electors, or a nonrefundable fee of $100 to the Muskegon County Clerk’s office no later than May 8, 2017.
On June 5, 2017, board members from the eleven constituent districts will cast their ballots to fill two seats.
Current MAISD Board member, Kevin Donovan has indicated his desire to run for re-election for a six-year term through June of 2023. Donovan was elected in June 2011 for a six-year term, and currently serves as President.
Carol Mills, current board Vice President, will not seek re-election. She has served on the board since 2011.
“At the MAISD, we have a tradition of attracting well qualified board members who care deeply about the success of the children, families, and schools within our community,” said John Severson, MAISD Superintendent.
Created by state lawmakers 55 years ago, the MAISD is one of Michigan’s 56 regional education service agencies. The MAISD serves the public and charter schools of Muskegon and parts of Oceana, Ottawa, and Newaygo counties. Working closely with community partners, the MAISD provides services from birth to age 5 through Early On, Early Head Start, Head Start, and the Great Start Readiness preschool program. In addition, the MAISD operates the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center, Wesley School and Transition Campus, MAISD Regional Mathematics and Science Center, Linked Muskegon (adult career and technical training), Muskegon Area Promise, Muskegon Opportunity, and provides educational programming for students at the Muskegon County Juvenile Transition Center.
The MAISD maximizes resources for school districts by providing shared operational, administrative, and technology related services; training teachers and support staff in the latest research-based methods and best practices; piloting innovative programs; and coordinating special education and other specialized student services across the region. Their vision is to be the the premier source for quality educational leadership, programs, and services.