Please direct questions on Seat Time Waivers to Eric Lipinski and/or Brian Barber.

Grade 6-12 Seat Time Waiver (STW) APPLICATION Process for 2016-17 School Year

The STW application window has opened for the spring semester of the 2016-17 School Year.  The application window will close on January 16, 2017.

2016-17 STW Instructional Document (Spring Semester) - Start here!  Everything you need to know about applying for a STW.

2016-17 (Spring Semester) Seat Time Waiver Application - Virtual Options - the application for 100% online and blended programs.  Make sure to use this rubric to guide your responses to the questions.  Responses that do not adequately address the top tier rubric sections may cause an application to be returned for modifications.

2016-17 (Spring Semester) Seat Time Waiver Application - Project-Based Learning Option - the application for PBL options as part of an approved STW program.

Section 5-O-B of the Pupil Accounting Manual - If you are operating a STW or plan to operate a STW, you should be familiar with this pupil accounting language.

Please keep in mind that districts that were approved for a 6-12 STW in 2011-12 or a subsequent year are not required to submit a new application for 2016-17.  The district will want to ensure that an approval letter is on file from one of the previous years if not applying in 2016-17.  Districts in this situation still need to complete yearly reporting.


 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.


 Recent STW Presentations

A webinar was held on April 7, 2016 regarding application and reporting processes for Seat Time Waivers.  The webinar was recorded and can be accessed at this link.

The slides can be accessed here.


K-5 STW Information

As of May 19, 2016, the application process for requesting a Grade K-5 Seat Time Waiver was reopened.  The appliciation window closed on June 17, 2016.  The official memo provides an overview of the program.