MDE Memos and Information
AASA Virtual SEL 2021-22 Cohort Summit
As national co-chair of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Social Emotional Learning (SEL) cohort, I am inviting you to attend and/or send members of your district team to the AASA virtual SEL summit on July 20 and 21. I also invite you to participate in this cohort for the 2021-2022 school year.
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.
Reminder: Water System Webinar
On June 22 from 9-10am, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) will be hosting a webinar for school administrators and facilities staff regarding water system flushing, specifically focused on drinking water bubblers and fountains. EGLE will provide guidance on how to flush stagnant water and contaminants over the summer and how local and intermediate school districts and public school academies can develop a drinking water management and flushing plan specific to their school buildings.
Register for the webinar. For those who are unable to attend the webinar, please know it will be recorded and posted on the EGLE School Drinking Water Program website.
Reminder: Section 98a - Extended COVID-19 Learning Plan Reporting Reminders
As required in MCL 388.1698a(4), districts providing instruction under an extended COVID-19 learning plan shall create a report no later than the last day of school that includes the progress made in meeting the educational goals described in subsection (1) [of MCL 388.1698a] that the district expected would be achieved by the end of the school year. Districts must also ensure that the report can be accessed through the transparency reporting link located on the district’s website.
Reminder: MDE Launches Welcome Back Proud Michigan Educators Campaign
The Welcome Back Proud Michigan Educators campaign helps educators with expired credentials return to teaching by reducing or eliminating professional learning recertification requirements. The campaign recognizes these educators' experience and preparation while providing an opportunity for immediate employment. Districts interested in receiving contact information for educators that express interest in employment through the Welcome Back PME campaign should complete this contact information request form.
Districts are also encouraged to post the campaign logo on their employment webpage as a participation indicator to applicants. Please visit the Welcome Back Proud Michigan Educators web site for FAQ and more program information: Welcome Back Proud Michigan Educators website.