What is an ISD?

An ISD is an Intermediate School District.

Created by the Legislature in 1962, Oakland Schools is one of Michigan’s 56 educational service agencies that save money and resources for K-12 districts by:

  • providing consolidated support and services
  • training teachers in the latest research-based methods
  • piloting innovative programs
  • coordinating early childhood, special education and vocational services across the regions.

Oakland Schools is an autonomous, tax-supported public school district governed by Michigan General School Laws.

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