ISD Collaborative (CoP) / December 2016
Type: Open Committee
Focus Areas: Program Evaluation, Skilled Staff
Upcoming dates or events to share with general membership
This year’s Monitor’s Conference will be hosted by Region 4 in Detroit, May 10-12.
Registration will begin Wednesday, May 10 at 12:00PM with an optional group dinner at 6:00PM. There is a team building activity planned for Wednesday evening at 5:00PM, so please try to arrive for that.
The Monitor’s Conference will have the 4 MAASE Focus Areas embedded throughout.
ISD Plan Amendment Requests: The majority of members of this group received letters from MDE asking that amendments be made to the ISD Plan due to 1862 language changes. Some ISD’s have already submitted amended plans and have had them approved. Discussion revolved around the Guidance on Early child hood Michigan Mandatory Special Education and Early On Services for Infants and Toddlers Birth to Three Funding Support document and what language changes are being implemented that have successfully been approved.
Complaints: Five ISDs have been involved in complaint outcomes where the MDE-OSE has investigated an eligibility issue and over turned eligibility in their final report. Discussion among this groups members revolved around the MDE-OSE interpretation that State complaint procedures can be used to resolve any complaint that meets requirements of 300.153, including matters concerning identification, evaluation, educational placement , or the provision of FAPE. The MDE-OSE has stated that If the SEA determines that the public agency’s eligibility determination is not supported by child-specific facts. The SEA can order the public agency, on a case-by-case basis, to reconsider the eligibility determination, in light of those facts. MDE-OSE has interpreted “reconsider” to mean overturn.