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Office of Special Education UPDATES. February 2012. WHAT’S COMING? . Publications Parental consent to access Medicaid regulation to IDEA Public comments available for viewing on the USED website http://www.regulations.gov/. WHAT’S COMING?. Monitoring

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what s coming
WHAT’S COMING?

Publications

  • Parental consent to access Medicaid regulation to IDEA
  • Public comments available for viewing on the USED website

http://www.regulations.gov/

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WHAT’S COMING?

Monitoring

  • Winter 2012 focused monitoring began January 30
    • Indicators 4A and 4B
  • December 15, 2011 Corrective Action Plans were due February 1
  • New and Improved Strand Report in April 15 CIMS Workbook
what s coming2
WHAT’S COMING?

Finance

  • Maintenance of Effort testing to begin around March 1, 2012
  • OSE Contact

Rene Richardson RichardsonR2@michigan.gov

(517) 241-4415

what s coming3
WHAT’s COMING?

Public Hearings for Deaf Interpreter Rules

  • DODHH
    • March

Data Collection

  • MSDS General Collection
    • February 8: Count Date
    • March 14: Submission Deadline
    • March 28: Certification Deadline
upcoming learning opportunities
UPCOMING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Medicaid SBS Implementers Meetings from 1:00-3:00 at Ingham ISD scheduled for –March 13, 2012 and May 22, 2012

National Alliance for Medicaid in Education (NAME) Annual Conference is October 9-12 in Providence, RI.

  • Medicaid Coordinator/Implementer can attend
updates reminders
UPDATES & REMINDERS

Parental Consent to Evaluate

  • In the collection in which it occurs
  • Without regard for the status of the IEP
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UPDATES & REMINDERS

Finance - Federal

  • 2009-10 Flowthrough Final Narrative Reports were due in August.
  • 2010-11 Flowthrough IFER1 was due August 29, 2011
    • Several ISDs have not submitted
  • OSE Contact :

Linda DomineDomineL@michigan.gov

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UPDATES & REMINDERS

Finance - State

  • 4096 and 4094 costs are updated in the February State Aid Status Report for districts whose reports have been approved.
early childhood special education part b section 619 of idea
Early Childhood Special EducationPart B, Section 619 of IDEA

What’s New?

  • Online Early Childhood Outcomes training session available http://eotta.ccresa.org/
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Early Childhood Special EducationPart B, Section 619 of IDEA

What’s Coming?

Early Childhood Outcomes Manual on website by the end of February www.michigan.gov/ecse

early childhood special education
Early Childhood Special Education

Upcoming Learning Opportunities

  • Early Childhood Outcomes Training Sessions still available:
    • 3/6 Genesee ISD
    • 3/9 Ionia ISD
    • 3/23 Ottawa Area ISD
    • 4/12 Marquette-Alger RESA
early on idea part c
Early On® IDEA Part C

What’s New?

  • The Part C application for funds is out for public review.
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Early On® IDEA Part C

What’s Coming?

Publications

  • Guidance for new policies for Part C Regulations for Early On
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Early On®IDEA Part C

What’s Coming?

Data Collection

  • Business rules for Part C/Early On for the Michigan Student Data System are due out April 1.
from the director s desk1
From The Director’s Desk
  • Proposed Part B SPP/APR Comment
    • closed 12/16/2011 
    • 35 comments received by OSEP
      • SEAs, LEAs, national organizations, parent organizations and individuals. 
  • Currently being reviewed
  • Published after submission to OMB
  • Additional comment period - 30 days. 
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From The Director’s Desk
  • The “Continuing Appropriations Act, reduced IDEA funds by 1.503%
  • Michigan received a reduction of approximately $4.5 million
  • The “Consolidated Appropriations Act, decreased the across-the-board reduction from 1.503% to 0.189%. 
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From The Director’s Desk
  • Michigan’s reduction will be approximately $600,000.
  • The Office of Special Education will be utilizing  a portion of their set-aside funds to replace this reduction, resulting in no change to the allocations to ISDs.
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From The Director’s Desk

Two Guidance documents from OCR

  • Dear Colleague Letter

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201109.html

  • Questions and Answers document

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/dcl-504faq-201109.html

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From The Director’s Desk

Draft legislation for students with disabilities ages 21- 26

  • No bill numbers yet. 
  • Sponsor may be Rep. David Agema
    • (R-Grandville).
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From The Director’s Desk
  • Critical Shortage Legislation
    • Introduction is scheduled within a couple of weeks.
    • Current plan - legislation prior to summer break
    • Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA) worked with MDE on getting this bill written/introduced
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From The Director’s Desk
  • OPPS
    • New Process for Teaching Certificates
  • BAA
    • MEAP Results – mid February
  • ESEA Flexibility
    • February 21 due date
    • Subgroup changes
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From The Director’s Desk
  • SEAC Nominations sought
    • (1) 2 year term  (July 2012 – June, 2014)
    • (3) 3 year terms(July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015)
  • Defined members
      • a person with a disability or a parent of a child with a disability
  • Representation from Region 1. 
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From The Director’s Desk
  • Annual Performance Report
    • Improvement on 14 State Performance Plan Indicators
    • Most Improvement
      • Transition at 99%
      • Accurate and Timely Data – 100%
    • Some Improvement
      • Graduation & Drop Out
    • NEW AREA OF CONCERN
      • % of students in separate facilities
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From The Director’s Desk
  • Significant Disproportionality
  • Warning Letters – Fall 2011
    • Identification
    • Educational Environments
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From The Director’s Desk
  • Significant Disproportionality
  • Discipline – No Warning Letters
    • 1 year data
  • Calhoun
  • Genesee
  • Ingham
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kent
  • Macomb
  • Oakland
  • Saginaw
  • Washtenaw
  • Wayne