Newsblast - July 2017 Print

SEE and S2E2 scores no longer being 'Sent Back'

In the June 8 issue of MDE's Spotlight Newsletter, it was announced that for accountability purposes, such as current and future State Scorecards, buildings that are classed as a Shared Educational Entity (SEE) or a Specialized Shared Educational Entity (S2E2) in the Educational Entity Master (EEM) will no longer have their scores reported back to the resident district. Starting with this year - 16/17 - those measures, including state testing results and graduation rates, will now only be counted at the operating school.

This change will affect any school that is marked in EEM as a SEE or S2E2, which can include special education center sites, alternative ed. programs, and consortium programs that bring students from area districts, as well as the schools and districts that send students to these programs.

Because the anticipated new scoring measurements under ESSA will not report at the District level, it was not possible to continue the old process of carrying scores back to the resident District.

However, please remember that REPORTING students using SEE and S2E2 designations is still required to ensure that reporting and funding structures that are already in place can continue to work. Please make sure existing schools designated in EEM as SEE or S2E2 stay that way, and that the students involved in these programs continue to be reported with the appropriate designators in their MSDS submissions.

For more information, please see the article on page 8 of the Spotlight newsletter from June 8, that you can reach by clicking HERE.

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2017 Pupil Accounting Boot Camp

There is still time to register for the July or August MPAAA Boot Camps!

We are offering two sessions of the Boot Camp this summer.  The Camp will be held in Lansing on July 24th, 25th, and 26th, and again on August 7th, 8th, and 9th, at the Lansing Community College West Campus.  It is intended for those new to pupil accounting, or for those in their first or second year of the job.

Attendees who complete the Boot Camp will have five of the required courses for the Pupil Accounting Specialist completed, and have a great start on their MSBO certification. Each attendee will receive full printouts of all presentations as well as additional references and documentation in a handy reference binder.

To make this course as productive as possible for those attending, we will be limiting enrollment at each session to 50.

Agenda & Speakers:

Day 1 - Pupil Accounting Basics - Mary Beth Stein and Barbette Lane will be taking you through the basics of Pupil Accounting.  Terms and acronyms, working with the three populations, and all the forms to use and the documents to gather will be covered in the session. This day will give you credit for 'Intro. To Pupil Accounting 1' and 'Intro. To Pupil Accounting 2' towards your MSBO certification.

Day 2 - CEPI and State Reporting - Rob Dickinson and Kathi Thornton will be going over what CEPI collects, and how you are required to report it.  You will learn what collections you need to report data to, and time will be spent in the actual applications explaining the inner workings and how to know where you are in the submission process. This day will give you credit for 'Intro. To CEPI' and 'State Reporting Overview' towards your MSBO certification.

Day 3 - Days and Hours & "The Recipe" - Cindy Farley and Rob Dickinson will spend the morning explaining the days and hours requirements, and how to make sure your buildings meet them including what it will cost if they don't! In the afternoon, they will take you through a calendar-based review of how to complete a count day, from before school starts through the end of the audit. The items that need to be addressed at each step will be covered, along with helpful hints on how to make sure your submission and audit go smoothly. This day gives you credit for the 'Days and Hours' course on your certification track.

Hotel Information:

We have reserved rooms for those wish to stay in the area, at the Springhill Suites on Marketplace Drive. To get the $89 discounted rate, call (517) 627-0002, and ask for rooms during either the MPAAA-July or MPAAA-August block. You will need to call to get the discounted rate, as it will not be available online.

Cost Information:

The cost of the Boot Camp will be $395 for MPAAA members and $495 for non-members. You can register online with a credit card by clicking HERE, or if a credit card isn't available to you, you can print out the registration form HERE, and mail it in with a check.

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TSDL reporting for 16/17

Just a reminder that TSDL reporting for the 16/17 school year is due to CEPI by the end of the day (11:59 PM) on Wednesday, July 26 (the submission in MSDS must be certified by then).

Again this year, only a select subset of students are REQUIRED to be reported. They are:

  • Migrant education participants (Grades 9-12)
  • Dual enrollment participants (Grades 9-12)
  • Early Middle College participants (Grades 9-12)
  • Advanced and accelerated learning (AP/IB) participants (All Grades)
  • Virtual/online learning participants (All Grades)

A few things to keep in mind as you complete your submission:

  • Make sure you report ALL the classes for the groups of students above, not simply their classes that put them in this group.
  • If you decide to submit data for other students, the records for those students must also meet all the submission rules.
  • While MOST CTE programs are not required to be reported in TSDL, if a CTE program has an online or virtual or dual enrollment component, then that student SHOULD be submitted in TSDL.
  • Section 64B funding requests must be made through TSDL this year, so be sure you have all those requests completed.

Good luck as you work towards completing this submission.


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Membership renewal

Just a reminder that all memberships in MPAAA come due on July 1, and you will need to renew your membership to continue to receive member benefits. The cost for the 17/18 year is still $60.

Current members click HERE and renew with a credit card. Non-members can use that link to join the Association now, and their membership will be good through June 30, 2018.  For those without credit card access, you can complete the paper registration form HERE and return it to the MPAAA office with your payment. 

There are many benefits of maintaining membership in MPAAA:

  • Discounts on conferences and workshops
  • The monthly Newsblast newsletter (hey, you're reading that now!)
  • Access to the Association's annual Salary Survey
  • Access to the forms library, Mentor Program, and staff support
  • Networking Opportunities at MPAAA events

 Keep in mind, if your membership in MPAAA allows you to find 1.00 extra FTE, or keep from losing that FTE for incomplete documentation or reporting, you have paid for your membership and all your conferences for YEARS!

Other Associations may say it, but we can PROVE that it truly pays to be a member!

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Upcoming Conference Dates

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive at every conference is "What are the dates for the next conference"?  So, here are all the upcoming dates that we have booked:

  • July 24 - 26, 2017 - Summer Boot Camp
  • August 7 - 9, 2017 - Summer Boot Camp (2nd offering)
  • September 18 - 20, 2017 - Fall Conference, Troy 
  • May 7 - 9, 2018 - Spring Conference, Traverse City
  • September 17 - 19, 2018 - Fall Conference, Troy
  • May 6 - 8, 2019 - Spring Conference, Traverse City
  • September 16 - 18, 2019 - Fall Conference, Troy
  • May 4 - 6, Spring Conference, Traverse City

We will be having many additional events, workshops, and conferences in the coming years. However, the Fall and Spring Conferences are so big, we need to establish them several years in advance, so we know these dates now. As we determine dates and locations for all the other events, we will be letting everyone know.

As you note these dates, please keep in mind that we do not establish rooming block codes with the hotels until 2-3 months before the event, so you cannot book your room just yet for Spring 2019!  

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