County to Expand Contract with WISD

Authorization to contract with the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) for educational services received initial approval by the county board of commissioners at its Oct. 2, 2013 meeting. A final vote is expected on Oct. 16. [.pdf of WISD contract]

For 2013-2014, WISD will provide services to the Washtenaw County children’s services department, as well as the juvenile detention and daybreak residential programs. WISD has been providing summer school sessions for the county since 2004.

The estimated cost for the 2013-2014 year is $531,347. State funding will pick up most of those costs, with the county responsible for an estimated $146,116. Half of that $146,116 will be eligible for reimbursement from the state Child Care Fund, leaving a net cost to the county of $73,058. The program will include four full-time-equivalent teaching positions and one FTE school social worker.

In addition to the current school year, the county board authorized renewal of the contract for a second year in 2014-2015.

This brief was filed from the boardroom of the county administration building at 220 N. Main. A more detailed report will follow: [link]