Seat Time Waivers
Please direct questions on Seat Time Waivers to Eric Lipinski.
2017-18 Pupil Accounting Transition Related to Seat Time Waivers
Section 101(9), of the State School Aid Act (MCL 388.1701), permits the State Superintendent to waive the minimum number of hours and days of pupil instruction for Alternative Education programs or other innovative programs approved by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). Seat Time Waivers (STWs) have historically existed as a result of this legislation. For the 2017-18 school year, the processes and relevant pupil accounting language will go through a transitionary phase. Please carefully read this memo if you are planning to offer virtual programmming in 2017-18.
For guidance related to Educational Development Plans (EDPs), see this link.
2016-17 Grade 6-12 Seat Time Waiver REPORTING Process
Any district that was approved by the MDE for a Grade 6-12 STW in 2011-12 or a subsequent year must complete the 2016-17 year-end report, which can be found at this link. The report is due on July 21, 2017. Failure to submit the required report may result in revocation of the STW for the following school year.
This list includes all districts that have at least on STW approval letter on file between 2011-12 and 2015-16. All additional districts approved in 2016-17 will be added to this list after the spring application window closes on January 16, 2017.