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Office of Special Education UPDATES. MAASE April 16, 2014. WHAT’s NEW? . Finance Flowthrough 2014-15 Application available May 1, 2014 IFER1 anticipated to be available June 1, 2014 Preschool – 2014-15 Application anticipated to be available May 1, 2014. WHAT’s NEW? . Finance
Office of Special EducationUPDATES MAASE April 16, 2014 WHAT’s NEW? Finance
  • Flowthrough
  • 2014-15 Application available May 1, 2014
  • IFER1 anticipated to be available June 1, 2014
  • Preschool – 2014-15 Application anticipated to be available May 1, 2014
  • WHAT’s NEW? Finance
  • Enhancing Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (EOSD) Grant
  • 2014-15 Application available June 1, 2014
  • Transition Grant – 2014-15 Application anticipated to be available May 1, 2014
  • WHAT’s NEW? Medicaid
  • MI Medicaid School Based Services (SBS)
  • US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General auditors
  • Ingham ISD
  • Wayne RESA
  • MI Medicaid staff audits
  • John Lambert
  • March 25 Medicaid Implementer meeting
  • ISDs were informed Medicaid plans to take back money from ISDs with error rate over 15%
  • WHAT’s NEW? Medicaid
  • Upcoming Meetings
  • Medicaid School Based Services Implementers September 30, from 1:00-3:00 at Ingham ISD –
  • May 20 meeting has been cancelled
  • Maintaining current email list
  • Communicate staff changes to Jane Reagan [email protected]
  • WHAT’s NEW? Low Incidence Outreach Camp TuhsmehetaSummer Camps:
  • Session #1 – June 18-21, 2014
  • Session #2 – June 22-June 25, 2014
  • Session #3 (ages 8-10) – August 12-14, 2014
  • Session #4 (ages 11 and older) – August 15-18, 2014 Register and Scholarships at:
  • WHAT’s NEW? Low Incidence Outreach
  • Helpful Documents for Use with DHH Students:
  • Secondary Transition document:
  • Early Childhood document:
  • WHAT’s NEW? Low Incidence Outreach
  • Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) Testing:
  • April 30 – Kalamazoo RESA
  • May 9 – Oakland ISD
  • May 16 – Kent ISD
  • June 9 – Oakland ISD
  • June 27 – LIO, Lansing More information at
  • WHAT’s NEW? Low Incidence Outreach
  • May 31, 2014 – “Let’s Go Outside and Play” Outdoor Recreation Open House at Camp Tuhsmeheta For more information go to:
  • WHAT’s NEW? Early Childhood – ECSE (Part B of IDEA, Section 619)
  • Data for Indicator B-6 available in CIMS workbook on April 15
  • Results Transmittals are not expected.
  • Data for Indicator B-7 available in CIMS workbook on April 15
  • Results Transmittals expected for LEAs that did not meet all six state targets
  • HOT TOPICS? Significant Disproportionality
  • Letters will be sent to districts on April 25
  • Technical assistance meeting will be held on Friday, May 30
  • HOT TOPICS? Notification of a 30-day comment period for Proposed FFY 2013-2018 State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report was published in the March 25, 2014 Federal Register Docket No. is ED-2013-ICCD-0047 UPCOMING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
  • MDE and Traumatic Brain Injury federal grant has a series of FREE Online
  • MDE participated in writing a new grant for TBI funding in March
  • Resource for TBI questions and assistance - Brain Injury Association of Michigan.
  • UPCOMING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES Low Incidence Outreach Trainings:
  • May 1, 2014 Power Hour: Bilateral Cochlear Implants – Pre-Operative and What to do after Activation – Webinar
  • May 1-2, 2014 Michigan Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (MAER) Annual Conference – Livonia
  • May 20-21, 2014 Basic BrailleNote Training – Adrian
  • On-demand regional Braille and adaptive technology classes are available. Information available at
  • UPCOMING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES Early Childhood Special Education trainings:
  • Face-to-Face - Child Outcomes 0-5 Training: Early On and Preschool Special Education. More information can be found at:
  • Online - Understanding the Indicator B-7 Preschool Child Outcomes data. For more information to go:
  • Early On® Part C of IDEA – Early On® will hold a book study
  • Lynda Cook Pletcher and Naomi Younggren
  • Early Intervention Workbook: Essential Practices for Quality Services.
  • The study will involve periodic conference calls and activities
  • April – October
  • Letter to Breton (March 21, 2014) discusses using electronic mail (email) to provide parents with their child’s individualized education programs (IEPs) and related documentation, such as progress reports
  • FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK Comments on Part B Due June 14th!docketDetail;D=ED-2013-ICCD-0047 FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK-
  • Restorative Practices: Fostering Healthy Relationships & Promoting Positive Discipline in Schools. A Guide for Educators
  • FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK Office of Civil Rights Report
  • Disparities in high school retention
  • 12 % of black students are retained in grade nine
  • double the rate that all students are retained
  • Students with disabilities represent 12 % of high school enrollment
  • 19 % of students retained a year
  • Access to college counselors is uneven
  • One in five high schools lacks a school counselor
  • Access to courses necessary for college is inequitably distributed
  • 63% of students with disabilities attend high schools where the full range of math and science courses are offered
  • Results Driven Accountability
  • Student Outcomes
  • Compliance Continues
  • Focus shift
  • Collaboration with Title I & School Improvement
  • Barriers & Challenges
  • Maintain Grant Integrity
  • New Directions for OSEP
  • Mega-Conference Part B/C restructured
  • Mega Technical Assistance Center
  • RRC structure discontinued
  • FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK NASDSE Action Agenda - 2014
  • IDEA implementation (including RDA initiative, fiscal issues and development of reauthorization principles)
  • Education legislation (ESEA, seclusion and restraint, literacy, UDL, Perkins, other?)
  • FY 15 budget and appropriations
  • Data issues
  • Mental health
  • FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK Office of Civil Rights Report
  • Suspension of preschool children
  • Black students represent 18 percent of preschool enrollment
  • 42 percent suspended once
  • 48 percent suspended more than once
  • Access to preschoolis not a reality for much of the country
  • About 40 percent of public school districts do not offer preschool
  • Most of preschool programs are part-day only
  • Of the school districts that operate public preschool programs, about half are available to all students within the district.
  • FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK NASDSE Action Agenda - 2014
  • Early childhood
  • Common Core (implementation and assessments)
  • Technology (including virtual schools; accessibility issues; and online learning)
  • Workforce Investment Act
  • School choice (charter schools, vouchers)
  • Medicaid
  • Child welfare (implementation of the Fostering
  • Connections Act and Uninterrupted Scholars Act)
  • Respite care
  • ADA/504 issues
  • Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!
  • Joint Initiative with 4 Core Missions
  • Celebrate milestones
  • Promote universal screening
  • Identify possible delays and concerns early
  • Enhance developmental supports
  • FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK Research supports - 1 in 4 children under the age of 5 are at risk of delays
  • Socially
  • Behaviorally
  • Developmentally Parents report - 1 in 6children between ages 3 – 17 have developmental disabilities (Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit, Autism)
  • From the Director’s Desk
  • ESEA Flexibility Waiver Renewal Process
  • Applying for One-Year Extension
  • Respond to “Next Steps” identified in Part B Monitoring Report
  • Submit changes via the ESEA Flex amendment process
  • Renewal/Extension Request due by April 29, 2014
  • From the Director’s Desk
  • Here is the problem in Michigan:
  • One of the requirements of the waiver is that state assessment scores be a factor to use in the educator effectiveness process
  • Michigan has state law the does not include the consideration of state assessment data
  • You may want to contact your local representative if you have concerns
  • From the Director’s Desk ESEA Flexibility Waiver Renewal Process
  • Public comment will be April 10-18
  • Comments can be submitted via email to [email protected]
  • Concerns with capturing accurate data for new IEPs for transitioning students from Part C to Part B
  • Ideally a new code would be developed to assist in accurately capturing – Rule 1755 vs. 1832
  • Code 270 will remain
  • CEPI will filter data
  • Opportunity for ISDs/LEAs to check, correct
  • FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK Early Childhood 3-5 Public Awareness
  • “Build Up Michigan” May 5-June 1, 2014
  • To increase identification of 3-5 year olds in specific counties across the state
  • Notification will be sent ISDs and LEAs where the campaign will be focused For more information:
  • Special Olympics Project Unify
  • US Dept. of Ed Project – OSEP funded
  • Expanded Entire School Community Emphasis
  • Lansing Public Schools Initiative
  • Meetings with legislators
  • Rule Package
  • Complaint Process
  • FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK Performance Review Audit
  • Office of the Auditor General
  • Audit Period: October 2011 – April 2014
  • Began March 24, 2014 Process
  • Review & Agency Input
  • Determine Audit Objectives
  • Inform Governor, House & Senate Majority leaders, State Supt
  • Results of the Audit
  • Effective, Moderately Effective or Not Effective
  • Updates to the Updates
  • Allocation estimates from OSEP
  • IDEA Funds – slight increase in funds
  • IEP Updated
  • Assessment pages revised
  • One Page
  • Accommodations must be listed
  • Alternate Assessments – questions must be answered
  • FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK Last Minute Thoughts
  • Feedback
  • New staff
  • Critical Shortage Legislation
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