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The reconstruction of High Point School in Ann Arbor has been delayed by three months because of COVID-19.  

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The Washtenaw Intermediate School District's $53.2 million-dollar bond passed in Tuesday's election with  nearly 56% voter approval.  The result will be a new High Point School in Ann Arbor that better serves the nearly 400 of the county's special needs students.  District superintendent Scott Menzel joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss to discuss what happens next. 


Scott Menzel
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High Point School in Ann Arbor serves the special needs of students with disabilities from all school districts in Washtenaw County.  It is operated by the Washtenaw Intermediate School District and serves students aged from three to 26.  Next Tuesday, voters will decide a bond issue that allow for investment of over $53 million in making the facility more accessible and functional.  WEMU’s David Fair sat down with WISD Superintendent Scott Menzel to learn more about the school, its students, and the details of what could be accomplished with passage of the ballot issue.


WISD Helping To Mark Autism Awareness Month

Mar 31, 2014
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April is Autism Awareness Month, and the Washtenaw Intermediate School District will be helping to "Light It Up Blue" to spread the word.

High Point School and the Teaching and Learning Center on the WISD campus are participating in the campaign this year.

High Point teachers are posting information on bulletin boards to raise awareness of the Autism Speaks campaign, and the standard light bulbs in the building's main conference room - which are visible from the outside - will be switched out with blue bulbs.

WISD Holding Playground Improvements Fundraiser

Mar 26, 2014
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The Washtenaw Intermediate School District is holding a charity event to raise money for upgrades to the playground equipment at High Point School.

The first annual Run, Walk and Roll event takes place April 19th on the WISD campus, 1819 S. Wagner Road in Ann Arbor.

Katrina Stewart, a teacher for special needs students and avid runner, is organizing the event.