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ExpandingSeat Time Waiver Programfor the 2011-12 School Year Bruce Umpstead, State DirectorEducational Technology and Data Coordination Gregg Dionne, ConsultantAlternative Education Office of Education Improvement and Innovation Michigan Department of EducationJuly 14, 2011
Official Announcement – July 7, 2011 STW Webinars July – August 2011 Slide 2
Feedback and Communication Process Oct2010 Nov-Feb2010-11 April2011 April2011 June-August 2011 Representatives • MDE • Legislature • DTMB • ISDs • Districts • Education Leadership • MVU InternalMDEConsensus ExternalStakeholderFeedback Draftto theField STW Request for Applications ProgramAdmin/MentorTraining Update5-O-B Guidance Slide 3
Limited to the 2011-12 School Year • Existing waivers still apply • Genesee waiver program still in effect • Option for only those districts that want to run their own programs STW Webinars July – August 2011 Slide 4
Application Process • Must apply via email by September 15, 2011 Slide 5
Expanded Full Time Waiver – Option #1 • 25% of enrolled students, grades 6-12 • 100% of instructional time Slide 6
Blended Learning Option – Option #2 • 100% of enrolled students, grades 6-12 • 50% of instructional time Slide 7
ISD Charter Waiver – Option #3 • 100% of ISD-operated Public School Academy enrolled students, grades 6-12 • Enrollment capped 10% of total ISD student population, grades 6-12 • Frequent face-to-face instruction required (i.e., weekly) Slide 8
Waiver Application #1 • Submit completed form to STWapp@michigan.gov • Questions go to Gregg Dionne or Ron Faulds Slide 9
Waiver Application #2 Slide 10
Waiver Application #3 Slide 11
Waiver Application #4 Slide 12
Waiver Application #5 Slide 13
Waiver Application #6 Slide 14
Waiver Application Process • If current waiver is working, stay with existing waiver • Any new flexibility will be added to the existing waivers 30 Days District Application SuptApproval Letter STW Evaluation Program MDE Application Review Implementation plan guidelines available at TechPlan.org/STW Implement- ation Plan ISD Application Review B. If current waiver doesn’t work, apply: • Submit “fill in the blank” application to STWapp@michigan.gov • MDE will check for completeness and forward to ISD • MDE or ISD may request applicant’s implementation plan Slide 15
Questions • 5-O-B guidance from January 2011 in effect • FAQ on TechPlan.org Bruce Umpstead, State DirectorEducational Technology and Data Coordinationumpsteadb@michigan.gov517.335.2957 Gregg Dionne, ConsultantAlternative Educationdionneg@michigan.gov 517.241.6895 Slide 16