Clare-Gladwin RESD

Achieving Excellence

  • Welcome
    Created by the legislature in 1962, Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District (RESD) is one of 56 intermediate school districts in Michigan. 
    CGRESD helps the five local school districts in Clare and Gladwin counties with programs and services that are best provided on a regional basis - those that are highly specialized or those that are more cost-efficient to do together.
    The RESD helps communities make the best use of education resources by collaborating with school districts, higher education, non-profit organizations, businesses, and more.
    Please explore the RESD's website to learn more.

    Clare-Gladwin RESD enables and inspires the best in every student, teacher and parent.
    CGRESD is known for offering exemplary education services.

Upcoming Events

View Calendar
  • Comments (-1)
  • Comments (-1)
  • CGRESD Board of Education Meeting - November 18, 2020

    Due to the current COVID-19-related public health concerns and occupancy limits, the November 18, 2020 meeting of the Clare-Gladwin RESD's Board of Education will be online only. Details for joining the meeting online via Zoom are listed below. If you would like to attend in person, please note our meeting room and address below. 

    This is the agenda for the meeting.

    Board of Education - Regular Board Meeting
    November 18, 2020 – 6 p.m.
    Clare Gladwin Regional Education Service District
    Administration Building - Conference Rooms A & B
    4041 E. Mannsiding Rd., Clare, MI  48617

    Join the Zoom Meeting via the Internet:

    Meeting ID: 545 158 262
    Password: 241866
    One tap mobile
    +13126266799,,545158262# US (Chicago)
    +19292056099,,545158262# US (New York)
    Dial by your location
    +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
    +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
    +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
    +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
    +1 253 215 8782 US
    +1 301 715 8592 US
    Meeting ID: 545 158 262
    Password: 241866
    Find your local number:

    Any person with a disability who needs accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting should contact the Superintendent’s office at 989.386.3851 at least five (5) days in advance of the meeting, or as soon as possible, to request assistance.

    Review our statement on Public Participation at Board Meetings.

    If you need technological help to access the meeting, please contact the CGRESD I.T. Help Desk at 989.386.8646.

    Comments (-1)
  • Smalley Honored for Volunteer Robotics Work

    Clare-Gladwin RESD Technology Coordinator Kevin Smalley was honored recently for his volunteer work with Harrison High School’s First Robotics club. Smalley was recognized with the 2020 STEM STAR by the MiSTEM East Central Michigan Region and STEM at SVSU. In his nomination for the award, Smalley was credited with helping to launch the school’s robotics program, serving as a mentor, organizer and fundraiser, as well as a leader who sets goals and expectations that participants are inspired to meet. Smalley was named the recipient of the award in March, but due to COVID-19, he received the 3D-printed trophy on Sept. 23. He is pictured here with Claire Bunker, MiSTEM Network Director for the East Central Michigan Region.

    Kevin Smalley

    Comments (-1)


    Read all about the 2020 Clare-Gladwin Area School Board Association's 2020 TurnAround Achievement Award recipients. Their stories will inspire you.

    TurnAround Array

    Comments (-1)


    Gladwin County residents call 2-1-1 for the following:

    • Damage to your property – When contacting 2-1-1, please notify them if your loss is a residence or a seasonal home.
    • Food/clothing/toiletries
    • Shelter
    • Loss of medications due to flood

    FEMA is currently doing a virtual survey of the damage and damage assessment teams are working.

    Consumers Energy has issued guidelines to handle the restoration of electricity and gas. For your safety, please follow these guidelines to avoid injury or death.

    The Gladwin County Road Commission is working around the clock to restore roadways for residents. The listing of closed roads changes hourly. Please contact the Road Commission at 989-426-7441 for further information. The Highwood, Estey, Secord, and M30 bridges will be closed for an undetermined length of time. DO NOT walk onto or attempt to cross the bridges. The mentioned roadways are deemed unsafe. Individuals are asked to please observe the closures and stay off any roadways/bridges marked CLOSED for their safety.

    Central Michigan District Health Department ( has information from the CDC on flood issues and safety on your property. If your house has been flooded, cleanup with safety glassed, gloves, boots and a mask.

    There will be more information coming soon on the proper disposable of refuge and drop off locations for large items.

    Gladwin County Community Foundation is the approved place to make donations in support of these flood efforts.

    Comments (-1)

  • Clare-Gladwin Area School, ECSE and Early On Continuity of Learning Plan

    Comments (-1)

    • The CGRESD Technology department's own Kevin Smalley coaches the Robotics team at Harrison High School, which is producing N95 masks via 3D printing. He's interviewed here by a local TV news station.
    • Michigan 2-1-1 is a free service that connects Michigan residents with help and answers from thousands of health and human services agencies and resources right in their communities—quickly, easily, and confidentially. They use statistical data (not personally identifiable information) from calls and web visits to help shed a light on the nature of social needs in Michigan for government officials and decision-makers across the state. Visit the 2-1-1 website or dial 2-1-1 on your phone.
    • The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Here's an FAQ about FFCRA and here's an information sheet with more details.
    • Connected Nation staff has been working to compile resources and solutions for those who need it the most. This is their list so far, and they will continue to add to and update this regularly in response to the needs of families, communities, and leaders across the country. Here is a link to those services, which includes where to find free hot spots, pledges from providers, and resources for finding low-cost internet (or phone) service and devices

    • MSU Extension is providing a suite of online resources and programming, including a listing of all MSU Extension virtual events — from family yoga sessions to lunch-and-learns for animal enthusiasts; a collection of free educational resources for parents and caregivers to keep children engaged in learning throughout the school break; online learning opportunities for adults who may want to continue their own lifelong learning; a series of resources to help individuals stay healthy and active during social distancing; and a variety of educational articles related to topics such as dealing with family stress, talking to children about novel coronavirus and managing finances
    • The Pere Marquette District Library and the Harrison District Library are closed through April 5.
    • Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60-Days For New K-12 and College Student Households

    Comments (-1)
  • Clare Gladwin RESD Schools of choice applications for 2020-2021 school year

    Under the Schools of Choice legislation (Section 105 and Section 105(c) of the School Aid Act), kindergarten through twelfth grade students residing within Clare Gladwin Regional Education Service District (RESD) and contiguous intermediate school districts, may apply to attend participating public school districts in the RESD, including Beaverton Schools, Clare Public Schools, Farwell Area Schools, Gladwin Community Schools and Harrison Community Schools. 

    All Clare-Gladwin RESD schools are accepting students for enrollment for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Clare Public Schools, Farwell Area School, Gladwin Community Schools, and Harrison Community Schools have unlimited slots in all grade levels. Beaverton Schools has unlimited openings in grades K-4, 6-7, and 10-12 but is not accepting enrollments in grades 5, 8, and 9.

    Transportation for these students is the responsibility of the parents or guardians.

    Enrollment must take place before the end of the first week of school. Contact the preferred school district for the application deadline and details about the enrollment process.


    Comments (-1)

    Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District is working in cooperation with state and local partners to support the Executive Order issued by Governor Whitmer Wednesday that expands child care access for working families feeling the stress of the COVID-19 State of Emergency.

    CGRESD’s priority is to connect local essential workers to child care providers who have the capacity to provide care for their children. Those members of the essential workforce should visit From there, their information will be routed to agencies in the community who will help them find care.

    CGRESD is also working with local school districts to put in place contingency plans to open emergency child care centers in some existing licensed school facilities. At this time, these facilities will only be activated if the pressure on the existing local child care capacity is exceeded. The first priority is to support existing providers who have the capacity to provide care for the essential workforce.

    Questions can be directed to CGRESD Early Childhood Director Kendra Curtiss-Tomaski at 989.386.8656 or

    Comments (-1)
  • Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Suspending Face-to-Face Learning at K-12 Schools for Remainder of School Year

    Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-35 today, which will close school facilities in Michigan for the remainder of this school year as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

    Comments (-1)

    The children served by the Gladwin County Baby Pantry were the recipients of a recent donation of 200 books from a local teachers union.

    Members of the Clare-Gladwin Education Federation (AFT Local 04945) secured a grant to pay for the books through the First Book Company, and the books, valued at several hundred dollars, were delivered recently to the pantry. In addition to this donation, each member of the local union was allotted $150 to purchase books for classroom/therapy settings.

    The Gladwin County Baby Pantry, located at 116 Pearson Street in Beaverton, has been in operation for 15 years and opened its doors at its new location late last year with a mission to prevent child abuse and neglect through a means of early support, intervention and education to at-risk parents and babies. The baby pantry is meant to be a supplemental source for baby/toddler needs and is funded by the Gladwin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Council through a grant from the Children’s Trust Fund, as well as local donations and fundraising efforts.

    AFT Local 04945 is comprised of nearly 60 professional employees who work for the Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District. The union has plans to acquire additional books for other agencies and organizations in the community. 

    Pictured are AFT Local 04945 President Matthew Smith, Gladwin County Baby Pantry Director Joann Hoag and AFT Michigan Field Representative Gary Wellnitz.

    Comments (-1)


    For the women and men who serve on boards of education, it’s a tough assignment that bears a solemn responsibility. January is School Board Recognition Month, and local school districts are making sure board members know they’re appreciated.

    The CGRESD and school officials in Harrison, Farwell, Beaverton, Clare and Gladwin are joining nearly 600 local and intermediate school districts across the state in praising the enduring volunteer efforts of their board members this month.

    The Michigan Association of School Boards reports there are more than 4,000 such community leaders serving across the state. Counted among those are 40 local residents serving the CGRESD and five local districts. Members of the CGRESD board include President Barbara Richards; Vice President Sue Murawski; Secretary Lou Adams; Treasurer Sarah Kile; and Trustee Jason Pahl.

    Board members in Harrison are Angie Cullen, Dan Pechacek, Therese Haley, Chad Hathcock, Kendra Durga, Roger Peterson and George Gallo. Farwell’s members include Joe Maxey, Kellee Robinson, Angelina Smith, Jade Campbell, Shari Buccilli, John Gross and Bill Geyer.

    In Beaverton, board members are Adam Zdrojewski, Daren Burns, Garry Clark, Tammy Grove, Robert Frei, ShaVonne Brubaker and Mark Hayes. Clare’s board features Ben Browning, Steve Stark, Sue Murawski, Loren Cole, John Miller, Barb Tyler and Jason MacDonald. And Gladwin’s board is comprised of Carol Darlington, Linda Winarski, Greg Alward, Brad Withrow, Karrie Hulme, Kerri Kirkton and Chris Pellerito.

    Comments (-1)

  • Matthew Smith and Gov. Whitmer Smith Attends Education Event at Governor's Mansion
    CGRESD School Psychologist & Behavior Consultant Matthew Smith, who is also AFT President of Local 04945, was one of a select few educational leaders chosen to meet with Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently. Whitmer hosted an Education Leaders Reception at the governor's residence in Lansing on January 10; Smith was asked by AFT Michigan to attend and participate in the event, along with other representatives of the Michigan Education Association (MEA) and American Federation of Teachers (AFT)-Michigan Division.
    Comments (-1)


    The CGRESD Special Education Topics Series

    This series is to provide information on a range of topics including:

    • Edplan and MDE updates, Graduation Options - Jan. 22 - Register by Jan. 15
    • MET/REED Process and Documentation - Feb. 26 - Register by Feb. 19
    • Discipline (Attorney will present) - April 22 - Register by April 15
    • Medicaid - May 6- Register by April 29

    Who should attend? Paraprofessionals, Personal Care Service providers, teachers and administrators; all levels are welcome (birth through age 26).

    All trainings will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the CGRESD Administration Building. Dinner will be provided.

    Please register for for the series or email For more information, please contact Katie Knapp-Wyman.

    Comments (-1)

  • Math in the Mail logo Math in the Mail focuses on developing math skills in three-year-olds by providing the tools needed in the home environment for parents and caregivers. Children from Clare and Gladwin Counties, as well as surrounding counties can be enrolled in the program. Families enrolled in the Math in the Mail program will receive a free kit in the mail six times per year that will contain materials, resources and instructions for several age-appropriate math activities.

    Math in the Mail is part of a region-wide focus to better prepare our students for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experiences and STEM careers. To enroll, families should visit the Clare-Gladwin Great Start Collaborative website, or call (989) 737-9532. Enrollment is on-going.

    This initiative is funded by the Dow Corning Foundation, and represents a collaboration between the Bay-Arenac ISD, Clare-Gladwin RESD, Gratiot-Isabella RESD, Midland ESA, and the Saginaw ISD.

    Comments (-1)
  • Comments (-1)


    CGRESD is accepting applications for a variety of locations. Click here to see the available positions.


    Comments (-1)
     Transparency Reporting
  • MI School Data logo
  • CGRESD COVID-19 Updates