ISD Collaborative (CoP) / April 2017
Type: Open Committee
Focus Areas: Program Evaluation, Skilled Staff, Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)
Upcoming dates or events to share with general membership
Region 4 is hosting the Michigan ISD Representatives for Compliance and Technical Assistance Conference at the Courtyard Marriott in Detroit on May 10-12. The focus of the conference this year is on collaboration and includes guest speakers such as Chris Collins of Wayne Sate, Randy Liepa Superintendent of Wayne RESA and includes breakout sessions with topics including “Implementing Seclusion and Restraint”, “Establishing Effective Resource Programs” and “Adaptive Skills for Effective Technical Assistance Consultation.
The MDE-OSE and the EOTTA are working to revamp the B12 data formula. We participated in a cross collaboration with the Early Childhood CoP and a representative from the EOTTA joined us to discuss the proposed changes, answer questions about the changes and to solicit feedback regarding the changes.
This group discussed the recent B13 webinar that was held on April 3.
- During the webinar one of the presenters reported that if multiple community agencies are identified then multiple consent to invites are required. This issue was clarified later in the webinar and it was clearly stated that if an IEP system will allow for multiple communities agencies to populate on 1 consent form, then that is acceptable.
- the OSE will be looking more deeply at the alignment between post-secondary goals and the course of study. A student who wants to be a nurse should not be on a certificate of completion track, that is a misalignment.
- The OSE would like to see the entire IEP uploaded for verification. It was shared that if compliance could not be found in the obvious location, then they would look at other areas of the IEP for it, if the whole IEP is available. Otherwise, they will simply issue non-compliance.
- Like last year, if a district is non-compliance in the same area then they will not be issued a CAP, as it will be an UNC.
Center Programs and graduation rates have been a hot topic. There are 2 types of graduation rates, 1) MISchoolData which is purely an operating district rate and 2) the accountability scorecard which is a resident district rate. MISchoolData the public reporting portal and so the media report what they see on this site, which may be lower for districts who operate center programs.
Seclusion and Restraint: Teri Chapman reported that 4-6 cross representatives will meet in May and will be the writers of the Seclusion and Restraint guidelines. Local District S&R Policies must be completed by start of SY2017-18 along with a mandatory training, which includes substitute teachers.