Seat Time Waivers
Please direct questions on Seat Time Waivers to Eric Lipinski.
Pupil Accounting Transition Related to Virtual Seat Time Waivers (2017-18 and beyond)
Section 101(9), of the State School Aid Act (MCL 388.1701), permits the State Superintendent to waive the minimum number of hours and days of pupil instruction for Alternative Education programs or other innovative programs approved by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). Seat Time Waivers (STWs) have historically existed as a result of this legislation.
In the 2017-18 school year, the processes and relevant pupil accounting language will go through a transitionary phase. Please carefully read this memo if you are planning to offer virtual programmming in 2017-18 and beyond.
For guidance related to Educational Development Plans (EDPs), see this link.
Separate reporting (historically submitted by districts offering virtual courses under a Seat Time Waiver in 2016-17 and prior) is no longer required.
Note (as of 5/21/2018): The application for Offline/Project-Based Seat Time Waivers (under Section 5-O-B of the Pupil Accounting Manual) for 2018-19 will be posted here as soon as it is available.