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[9]), 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.

To apply for an Offline/Project-Based Learning STW, 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.


2016-17 Grade K-5 Seat Time Waiver REPORTING Process

Any district that was approved by the MDE for a Grade K-5 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.

This list includes all districts that are required to complete a K-5 STW Report.