IMPORTANT - REVIEW THIS RUBRIC WHILE YOU COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FOR BEST RESULTS. Applications that do not fully consider all rubric items will require modifications.
The State School Aid Act, Section 101(9) [MCL 388.1701] states: Upon application by the district for a particular fiscal year, the superintendent shall waive for a district the minimum number of hours and days of pupil instruction requirement of subsection (3) for a department-approved alternative education program or another innovative program approved by the department, including a 4-day school week. If a district applies for and receives a waiver under this subsection and complies with the terms of the waiver, the district is not subject to forfeiture under this section for the specific program covered by the waiver. If the district does not comply with the terms of the waiver, the amount of the forfeiture shall be calculated based upon a comparison of the number of hours and days of pupil instruction actually provided to the minimum number of hours and days of pupil instruction required under subsection (3).
If you are unsure of your 5-digit district or building code, please check in the Education Entity Master (EEM). Applications with incorrect or incomplete codes may be returned for modifications. If the application is approved, an approval will be e-mailed to the contact person and the lead administrator in the EEM in approximately 2-3 weeks. Processing may take longer during times when a high volume of applications are received.
Questions regarding this form should be directed to Eric Lipinski. Applications for this waiver are due on Friday, August 24, 2018.
Upon submission of this form, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the contact e-mail below.