Upcoming dates or events to share with general membership
- SLIP Winter Conference – January 16-17, 2020 at The Crown Plaza, Lansing. Registration is open on the MAASE Website.
- Site Visit – November 4, 2019 – Katie Slaghuis, Principal of Transition at Craig Campus, Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, 684 Harvey Street, Suite 101, Muskegon.
- Site Visit – March 18, 2020 – Jennifer Bugar, Supervisor, Cooke School, Northville Public Schools.
- Introductions – Kris Resseguie, JoAnn Thorsen, Mary Bradley, Angela Simmons, Brooke McIsaac, Nicole Goulet, Paul Dymowski, Vicki O’Rourke, Jessica Symoniak, Lisa Meyer, Jeff Reinelt, Amy Tomlinson, Katie Slaghuis, Rebecca Anders, Tina Lawson, Craig Kuhn and Trevor Harker (18)
- SLIP Winter Conference – January 16-17, 2020
- Day #1 – Supervisor Requests – Suggestions: Essential Elements for Living presentation at CEC, John Jaquith, Chris Janzer, School Improvement/MI-CIP, Extreme Behaviors/START?, working with behaviors with CI students, collaborating with local ABA (Francis Paris)
- Day #2 – General Presentations – Share topics received so far. Asking for help to get some additional presenters.
- Presentation Topics (so far) – Integrating ABA in a MoCI Classroom, Using Clicker 7 within Center-based Programs, Formative Assessment & Student Voice, Make Math Functional & Real World Applicable for All Students, Teaching Work Training Skills through a Fundraising Salad Bar, Measuring Student Growth for Teachers of Low Inc. Populations, Making Transition Plans Meaningful, and ISD Program Collaboration.
3. Site Visits – November 4, 2019 – Katie Slaghuis
Principal of Transition at Craig Campus
Muskegon Area Intermediate School District
684 Harvey Street, Suite 101
Muskegon, MI 49442
*RSVP by Oct. 30th (Email reminder to come)
March 18, 2020 – Jennifer Bugar
Northville Public Schools
- Subs (Recruitment, Training, Etc.) – OAC hired floater subs, 2 Edustaff signed up to show up daily, additional pay for subs as an incentive, transportation staff come in a little late and leave early for routes (put thru Edustaff?, pay for lunch & watch hours), bringing subs in to get direct training at start of employment to improve comfort level, and some are doing CPI training as well.
- Concussions – Questions on what others are doing/protocol, concerns for next steps, some have used helmets, request to share concussion forms with the group, preventative measures, boat cushion seat to carry on back in preparation for preventing this, kickboxing mats, football pads, arm pads for biting (JoAnn @ OAISD will send out name of ones they found worked well.)
**Forms from Berrien RESA attached to email.
- Home Setting – Reduced day guidance – How are others handling this criteria?
**Attached Shortened Day guidance to email
- Count of removals, suspensions, etc. – Recording time out of the classroom and watching for new guidance on allowing hours rather than ½ days, loosening up from the past.
- Truancy – Follow protocol that is established; tightened up the process. Discussion over what is excused/unexcused. Board policy is providing guidance on what the county has in place.
- Contract out – Diastat training; Most have Nurse’s that cover the training. Berrien has a process that includes training, monitoring of MAR logs, and monthly meetings to support attendants.
- B-13 – Expect changes related to what they will actually be looking at in comparison to previous year.
- Pressure from CMH re: half-day for ABA – Recommend that we offer a full day in IEP and do not provide this as requested; discussion on unexcused/excused absences for ABA and even for illness; heads up for what is claimed for their FTE when gone for illness or for ABA services.
For a full-time equated membership, each district shall schedule to provide at least 1,098 hours of pupil instruction to pupils in grades K-12. Pupils scheduled to receive less than 1,098 hours of pupil instruction during the school year must have their memberships prorated based on the actual number of instructional hours provided. (p. 2-1 of Pupil Accounting manual)
**Discussion on less than 1 FTE for those leaving for ABA services. Would this cover the full FTE since they are NOT scheduled by us, but rather taken out of school early?
Special Education Pupils Placed by an IEP Team in Less than a Full Day of Instruction (IEP Reduced Schedule) – Special education pupils are to attend the same number of days and hours as are required of any pupil to be counted for a full FTE. The IEP team may shorten the school day for a pupil with disabilities on an individual pupil basis. If the IEP team shortens the day for a medical or emotional reason, the pupil is eligible to be counted for a 1.0 FTE. The medical or emotional reason shall be documented in the pupil’s record or IEP. (p. 2-1 of Pupil Accounting Manual)
**Discussion on less than 1 FTE for those out for medical reasons.
- Essentials for Living – Focus is more for the severe nonverbal population on functional skills that haven’t been learned that need to be addressed. Focuses on individual communication systems. It has been out for about 5 years. App is available as well. $8,000 to bring McGreevy in for the training. Does not include lessons or activities to support the skills, more like a list of skills. Data collection tool is available. (more like an assessment/profile)
- Curriculum – Desire to team up. Some looking at the Comprehensive and Emergent Literacy training strategies and instructional tools. ALT Shift has trainings available related to teaching and reading/writing. Look at making this a focus at the November Site visit.
- Cued Speech – This is for Deaf/Hard of Hearing; Looking for translator for this as well. Anyone know of one? Paul Dymowski is searching.
- Conference for TC, VI’s, etc. – Okemos location. Does anyone know if this is a worthwhile conference to attend?
- Merging CI, ASD, and SEI groups – Discussion on this option. Noted the need to change our time due to the length our meetings run. Some think this might be tricky. Some think it might be beneficial due to the populations that they cover within the area. A group like this makes sense. More info to follow. Thanks for input.