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    It is the mission of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to provide leadership and services to local school districts.

    It is the vision of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to be an indispensable partner with every district we serve.

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    Lauren Ringle named to Michigan Autism Council

    Lauren Ringle, Special Education Coordinator with the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District, has been named to the Michigan Autism Council by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

    “In my role as both a teacher and special education coordinator, I have always been passionate about serving individuals with autism and their families. Serving on this committee will give me the opportunity to work with other professionals at the state level to communicate best practices and connections so that individuals with autism can have quality lives,” said Ringle, who has worked for Char-Em ISD for 11 years – eight as a teacher and three in the coordinator role. READ THE COMPLETE RELEASE ABOUT RINGLE'S APPOINTMENT

    Meet Up & Eat Up & Read Up - Summer food program dates, locations

    Several Char-Em ISD school districts are participating in the summer Meet Up & Read Up program, offering free breakfast and lunch to children age 18 and under, and a small fee for adults. The Great Start Collaborative's FreeCycle program is also offering free books at each location throughout the summer. Anyone is welcome to attend any meal program within any school district, it is not restricted to the district in which you reside. For more information, contact the district directly. 


    The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), also known as Meet up and Eat Up, is operated at the local level by program sponsors and the Michigan Department of Education. There is no paperwork to complete and no income level required.

    Celebrating Career Tech to Careers!

    A new initiative, Career Tech to Careers, is celebrating the decision of high school graduates to enter the workforce after earning their diploma – specifically those students whose high school careers included Career and Technical Education classes.

    “There are many ways that young adults can excel in life after they graduate from high school – it can be by attending a college, university or other post-secondary training, joining the military, and also by taking the skills they learned and heading directly into careers,” said Jim Rummer, Career and Technical Education Director for Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District. “This new Char-Em ISD ‘signing event’ initiative recognizes those students who are putting the knowledge and skills they developed through career tech education classes directly to work.”

    Rummer and members of the career tech staff celebrated the first Career Tech to Careers “signing event” on July 9, 2019, at Great Lakes Energy’s headquarters in Boyne City with Alex Sutton, a 2019 graduate of East Jordan High School. Sutton completed the Energy Fundamentals: Line Worker Emphasis class offered at Boyne City High School last school year, and he was able to use those skills to land a position with Great Lakes Energy.  Read the full release about Career Tech to Careers

    We’re hiring: Char-Em ISD current job openings

    Char-Em ISD is hiring! We currently have several open positions:

    • Occupational Therapist
    • School Social Worker/Behavior Consultant
    • Special Education Teacher CI
    • Special Education Teacher EI
    • Transporter

    View complete details about these positions and other job openings in several Char-Em ISD school districts.

    Customizable professional learning now available

    Through Michigan Virtual, educators can now create their own professional learning opportunity with support from Michigan Virtual representatives.  These can take place any time, any place to suit your schedule. The link to MYPD and MI Virtual registration will be located for future, easy reference at the bottom of the Char-Em ISD Professional Learning page.

    WE ARE HIRING! Substitute bus drivers, riders/aides needed, paid training available

    Precious cargo aboard! Char-Em ISD is looking for substitute bus drivers and riders/aides for our multiple bus routes to and from Char-Em programs. Flexible hours and days mean you choose when you can provide coverage of routes. Char-Em pays for all required driver training (written testing and on-road testing), so experience is not necessary. Experience working with special needs children is not required, but is helpful, as is a compassionate personality. Because of the wide geographical area covered by Char-Em, we pay you from when you leave the house to get to your assigned transportation route each day that you work. Routes may be in Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties. Those interested may also start as (paid) aides rather than driver, to see if the job is a good fit.

    Sound like this is for you? We welcome you to learn more by reading the complete job descriptions online. Contact Char-Em ISD’s Transportation Coordinator at 231-582-8070 if you have further questions or you’re interested in applying!

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    Our Mission

    It is the mission of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to provide leadership and services to local school districts.

    It is the vision of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to be an indispensable partner with every district we serve.

    Char-Em ISD is proud to have achieved accreditation by AdvancED for a second 5-year period effective July 2016. The AdvancED Accreditation Commission determined that Char-Em ISD engages in a continuous systemic process of improvement, and has effective and efficient quality assurance controls throughout the system. This achievement recognizes the quality of services provided by the ISD through the leadership team and governing authority, the dedication and service of the professional staff, and the support of community stakeholders.

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