Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Summer Hours, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Educational Services Center (ESC), 630 Harvey Street, Muskegon, MI
This program is designed to establish statewide bid prices for a wide variety of products. As a result of this project, schools may purchase items such as: laminating film, CDs, audio/video tapes, transparency film, TVs, VCRs, computers, calculators, computer software, data projectors, notebooks, copy paper, batteries, binding units, and much more. The result of this cooperative buying power is that local school districts are able to save thousands of tax dollars. The statewide savings to schools during the 2005 year alone was $32 million. For the full catalog of products and information on how to order, visit: www.remcbid.org
MAISD has numerous videos available for loan that were purchased with Title V and Title VI funds. Normal booking, allows these videos to be checked out for one week. Extensions can be made when necessary, providing it does not conflict with another booking.
Since their location and packaging are not suitable for shelf browsing, a keyword search in our media manager site can easily locate these videos for your use.
Our ProImage XL PosterPrinter can make one-color 23" x 30" posters from any black and white 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper. A poster on thermal transfer paper costs $4.50 and an additional $1.00 for lamination. Turn-around depends on the size of the job.
Color choices include: blue, red, green, hunter green, purple, maroon and black on white paper.
Our HP DesignJet Printer is a full-color printer that prints on 24" paper. A poster on premium matte paper costs $15.00.
Art-waxing applies a thin layer of wax to the back of items. It can coat lamination film, paper, tissue, etc. These items can be displayed in the classroom on any surface, including cinder block. Items cannot be any larger than 11" wide.
Hot lamination is available with a two-day turn-around service. The cost is 35¢ per foot and items can be as wide as 26 3/4".
Cold lamination is available with immediate turn-around. Cost is 50¢ per foot and items can be as wide as 11".
The cold laminator can also be used to apply low-tack adhesive to any item 11" or smaller. Turn-around is immediate and cost is 75¢ per foot.
The MAISD has six Ellison Letter Machines (three original size and three extra-large size) for patron use. These machines make cutting out shapes a snap. A complete list of available dies is on-site or on our web site. (ellison.pdf) Walk-ins are welcome. You may bring your own paper. Visit http://www.ellison.com/ for ideas on how to use Ellison cut-outs in your classroom.
The MAISD has the following materials for sale:
The MAISD is pleased to offer our patrons Michigan Instructional Television Videos. These videos may be duplicated by teachers and copies can be kept in classrooms as long as the copyright is current and has not expired. Most of the videos have no expiration dates. Copies that do, need to be erased after the noted expiration date. There are currently forty-nine (49) series on the shelves. Descriptions of the series may be viewed in the M-ITV Guidebook for Teachers (MITVguidebookteachered.pdf) on the pages listed after each series title.
Please select the appropriate grade level for the list of titles available:
Assistive technology devices, student testing and professional development materials can be ordered using our on-line booking system. When ordered, materials may be sent through inter-school mail or picked up in person. Items may be returned through inter-school mail, dropped off in person, or in our 24-hour drop box.
A button maker is available free-of-charge. Materials may be purchased at 35 cents per button. Please contact Joel Selby at 231-767-7227.