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8. Travel Information

The MISD mission to provide service, support and leadership requires staff and board members to seek professional development opportunities to help them gain state and national educational perspectives that reflect the latest trends, innovations, and challenges. 

The MISD board has provided consistent leadership since its inception. Informed board members bring stability and insight to the organization. All MISD board members are board certified by the Michigan Association of School Boards.  They continue to pursue professional development through meetings, conferences and workshops.  Professional development is valuable in keeping board members up-to-date and well-prepared for their jobs as policy-makers on very demanding issues in special education and general education.  Ongoing training is required to maintain certification.

They attend meetings and workshops that expand their capabilities in:

  • Knowledge of education (special education, curriculum, technology etc.)
  • Knowledge of county, state and national issues impacting education (legal, legislative and trend)
  • Management skills (personnel, business, finance, transportation and more)
  • Leadership skills (negotiations, conflict resolution, communication and problem solving)

Board officers pursuing additional proficiency training have filed the following required report regarding their work-related travel:


Justin Michalak, Asst. Superintendent of Special Education


Dates                                   Purposes                                                                     Locations

August 7-10, 2022               MAASE Annual Summer Inst.                                      Traverse City, MI

August 30, 2022                  Annual MI Council for Exceptional Children             Grand Rapids, MI

September 20-22, 2022      MASA/MAISA Fall Conference                                     Traverse City, MI

September 28, 2022           MDE/OSE ISD Director's Meeting                                Escanaba, MI

November 1, 2022              MDE/OSE ISD Director's Meeting                                Tawas City, MI

January 18-20, 2023            MASA/MAISA Midwinter Conference                          Kalamazoo, MI

March 7, 2023                      MDE/OSE ISD Director's Meeting                                Grand Rapids, MI

March 22, 2023                    Special Education Symposium                                    Washington, DC

June 20-21, 2023                 Alt+Shfit Systems Symposium                                     Traverse City, MI

June 21-23, 2023                 MAISA Summer Conference                                         Traverse City, MI

June 27-28, 2023                 MAISA SEILN Conference                                              Midland, MI


FY2023 Total cost of airfare                           $  771.00

FY2023 Total cost of overnight lodging         4,941.10                (20 nights)

FY2023 Total cost of car rental                          976.08

FY2023 Total cost of meals                                 824.32                                             

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