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

As of April 14, 2016, the STW application window has opened for the 2016-17 School Year. 

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

Official Memo from MDE regarding 2016-17 STW Application

2016-17 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 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.

List of School Districts with MDE-Approved Grade 6-12 Seat Time Waiver Programs - This list includes all districts that have at least one Seat Time Waiver approval letter on file between the 2011-12 and 2015-16 school years. Districts on this list are required to complete annual reporting. 


 2015-16 Grade 6-12 Seat Time Waiver REPORTING Process

Any district that has been approved for a STW in 2011-12 or a subsequent year is required to complete the 2015-16 Year-End Report, which was due July 22, 2016.  It can be accessed at this link. If the report was not completed by the deadline, it must still be completed in order to stay in compliance.

This list includes all districts that have at least on STW approval letter on file between 2011-12 and 2015-16. 


 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 has been reopened and closed on June 17, 2016.  The official memo provides an overview of the program.