MDE Memos and Information
Public Comment on the Michigan Out-of-School Time Standards of Quality
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE)’s Office of Great Start – Preschool and Out-of-School-Time Learning is requesting public comment on the proposed Michigan Out-of-School Time (MOST) standards of quality. This proposed set of standards will replace the current set of MOST standards of quality adopted by the State Board of Education in 2013. Updates to the standards are based on the most current research and best practices and will inform continuous improvement efforts of Michigan's out-of-school time programs and providers.
Fiscal Year 2021 Section 31a Annual Program and Fiscal Report – Transition to NexSys
Beginning this year, the section 31a annual program and fiscal report (APFR) will transition from the Michigan Electronic Grant System Plus (MEGS+) to the new grant application and cash management system, NexSys. The report is due July 15, 2021.
Certification of the SE-4107 School Bus Inventory
The Michigan Administrative Code (R 388.379 (Rule 9)), requires all intermediate school districts (ISD) and local educational agencies (LEAs), both traditional public school districts and public school academies (PSAs), that are buying or leasing black and yellow school buses to transport students to and from school to record those buses on the school bus inventory system (SE-4107).
Future Proud Michigan Educator Explore Curriculum Available
The Future Proud Michigan Educator (PME) Explore curriculum is now available to intermediate school districts (ISDs) and local education agencies (LEAs), both traditional public school districts and public school academies (PSAs).
Reminder of Requirements for Academic Year 2021-22 Virtual/Online Teachers
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) recognizes there are many ways in which local education agencies (LEAs), both traditional public school districts and public school academies (PSAs), provide virtual/online coursework and instruction to students. The purpose of this memorandum is to summarize the laws, rules, and policies for certification, staffing, and reporting virtual/online courses to ensure every student has access to a prepared Michigan teacher who will support content-specific learning needs.
Reminder: Educational Entity Master Deferred Transactions
If your district plans on opening/closing a school or changing grade configurations next school year, these changes can be updated in EEM now as deferred transactions. A deferred transaction means the EEM will be updated with an effective date of July 1, which can help ensure accuracy for pre-identification of assessment materials and school selection for Title I grants.
Please refer to the Updating EEM for Current and Upcoming School Year memo for further information, including detailed instructions on submitting deferred transactions.