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Office of Special Education UPDATES. December 2011. WHAT’S NEW?. Maintenance of Effort and Coordinated Early Intervening Services Updated state and district level data for Part B and Table 8 can be found at National Data Accountability Center

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what s new

Maintenance of Effort and Coordinated Early Intervening Services

  • Updated state and district level data for Part B and Table 8 can be found at National Data Accountability Center
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  • Final data notes document for Table 8 data collection can be found at
  • Questions can be directed to Danielle Crain –
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Guidance documents

Requirements for MARSE Part 10 – Stakeholder group meeting will be in early December

Federal Regulation and MARSE side by side document is being revised

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  • December CIMS Workbook
    • December 15, 2011 - Workbook launches
    • January 15, 2012 – Reports acknowledged
    • February 1, 2012 – Corrective Action Plans due
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  • Training Opportunities
    • December 12, 2011 at 1:30 “December Workbook Preview” webinar
    • View training materials at
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Are you new to Medicaid?


Medicaid Allowable Expenditure Report

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Medicaid – finance report

  • MAER process will change after December 31, 2011
  • MAER report forms were mailed October 31 for you to begin working on them now and avoid the last minute December rush
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Data Collection

  • Initial IEPs
    • Date of Parental Consent must be submitted in MSDS during the reporting period
    • If parental consent to evaluate is received by February 8 must be reported in spring MSDS collection
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For an ISD MARSE presentation, contact

Linda Van Horn-Price

Policy Unit

(517) 373-1696

Medicaid SBS Implementers Meetings from 1:00-3:00 at Ingham ISD scheduled for – January 10, 2012 and March 13, 2012

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Comments to OSERS due December 12

  • Regulations that amend the requirement to obtain parental consent prior to billing Medicaid
  • National Alliance for Medicaid in Education has drafted four templates that can be used to write comments sent out on listserv
  • Find information at
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Program Finance - Federal

  • 2009-10 ARRA Final Narrative Reports Due in MEGS on November 29
  • 2009-10 ARRA IFER3 and IFER4

Due November 15 and November 29

  • 2009-10 Flowthrough IFER2 currently 11 9 ISDs have not submitted their IFER2 – due August 29, 2011
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Finance Continued

  • 2010-11 Flowthrough IFER1

24 14 ISDs & state agencies need to submit IFER1 – Due August 29

  • 2011-12 Flowthrough Grant –

If returned for amendments – must be completed before the grant can be approved

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ISDs must get all information submitted immediately

Questions: Linda Domine at

or (517) 373-6309

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Early Childhood Special Education (IDEA Part B, Section 619)

What’s Coming?

  • In mid-December updated Early Childhood Outcomes Manual will be on the website and can be found at and/or
  • Data collection for Early Childhood Outcomes is ongoing and can be entered in MSDS at any time
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Early Childhood Special Education (IDEA Part B, Section 619)

Upcoming Learning Opportunities

  • All day training opportunity for Early Childhood Outcomes on January 25, 2012 at Dearborn Hyatt
  • Register at
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Early On (IDEA Part C)

What’s Coming?

  • Part C Regulations required new policies for Early On
  • In January Part C application for funds will be out for public review
  • Early On data collection will be due for December 1 count in MiCIS
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From The Director’s Desk

Proposed Changes to SPP Indicators

  • Disproportionate Representation
    • Underrepresentation may be deleted
    • SPP 9 & 10 could be collapsed
  • Proficiency rate for assessment
    • Remove one year requirement
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From The Director’s Desk
  • State School Reform/Redesign Office (SRO) and the Education Achievement Authority (EAA)
    • 2011-12 School year
    • 38 DPS schools
    • May consider additional schools from other LEAs
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From The Director’s Desk
  • Critical Shortage Legislation
    • Final language written
    • Legislator will sponsor
      • Hopeful for “After Holiday Recess” action
  • Cyber Schools
    • Funding Challenges
    • Stakeholders Meeting
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From The Director’s Desk
  • Combined Count
    • Data available for review by late December
  • Data Collection
    • Early On; Fall 2012
      • MSDS
    • Data Portraits, Public Reporting – 2013
      • MI School Data Portal
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From The Director’s Desk
  • Data Management Systems
    • MiCIS Discontinued – Fall 2012
    • Unanswered Questions
      • Availability of historical data
      • EIEPs for Monitoring of Goals and Objectives
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From The Director’s Desk

Low Incidence Outreach (LIO) relocated to Lansing

702 W. Kalamazoo Street

Lansing, MI 48933

Main Number 517-373-2887

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From The Director’s Desk

Michigan School for the Deaf

  • 120 students
    • 65 students are “day students”
    • 55 students are residential students
  • Administrative Changes
    • Departmental Manager
    • Principal
    • Educational Consultant
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From The Director’s Desk
  • Preliminary Notes
    • Michigan was well prepared
      • Submitted materials that were comprehensive and complete; 3,300 pages
      • Organization was phenomenal
      • While the Director promised “no snow”; there was noncompliance
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From The Director’s Desk
  • Data
    • EDFacts
    • Determinations
    • SPP/APR
  • Finance
    • Maintenance of Efforts
    • Excess Costs
    • Program Fiscal Review
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From The Director’s Desk
  • Monitoring
    • Focused Monitoring
    • CIMS
    • Cyclical & Implementation of IEP Monitoring
    • SLCAPS – Prong 2
  • Complaints & Due Process
    • Due Process
    • Complaint Forms


During the 2009–2010 school year, Michigan students with IEPs lost

days of instruction due to

suspensions and expulsions.


In 2010, black students with IEPs ages 3 to 21 comprised 20%of all students with IEPs.

Yet nearly 50%of the students with IEPs ages 3 to 21 with disciplinary removals greater than 10 days are black.

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