Michigan Department of Education 2017-18 Report for Reduction of Hours/Days Waiver for Alternative and/or Innovative Programs

The purpose of this report is to gather information on programs that utilized the Alternative Education and Innovative Programs (Hours and Days) Waivers. These waivers were approved on a site-by-site basis. Therefore, if a district operated multiple sites under the waiver for 2017-2018, a report must be completed for each site.

If you are unsure of your 5-digit district or building code, please check in the Education Entity Master (EEM).  Reports with incorrect or incomplete codes may be returned for modifications.  

Questions regarding this form should be directed to Eric LipinskiThe deadline extension to submit this reporting form is Friday, January 4th, 2019.

Upon submission of this form, a confirmation will be sent to the contact e-mail below.

Contact Information

District/Program Information

Is the program an Alternative Program or an Innovative program? *

50% Attendance Waiver Flexibility

The State School Aid Act, Section 101(3)(h) [MCL 388.1701]: At the request of a district that operates a department-approved alternative education program and that does not provide instruction for pupils in all of grades K to 12, the superintendent may grant a waiver from the requirements of subdivision (e). The waiver shall indicate that an eligible district is subject to the proration provisions of subdivision (e) only if the district does not have at least 50% of the district's membership in attendance on any day of pupil instruction. In order to be eligible for this waiver, a district must maintain records to substantiate its compliance with the following requirements:

  • The district offers the minimum hours of pupil instruction as required under this section.
  • For each enrolled pupil, the district uses appropriate academic assessments to develop an individual education plan that leads to a high school diploma.
  • The district tests each pupil to determine academic progress at regular intervals and records the results of those tests in that pupil's individual education plan.
  • The 50% waiver is only available to districts not operating full K-12 programming or to districts that have been approved in previous fiscal years.
Did the district apply for the 50% attendance waiver? *

Alternative and Innovative Programs

Student Engagement and Achievement

Time not Reported as Instructional Time

Professional Development

Drop-Out Considerations

Examples of interventions are Early Warning Systems (EWS), Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Practice Guide for Dropout Prevention, Student Reading and Math Assessment Data.