What was in the Section 31A Legislation that will impact spending in 2018-2019 school year?

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Please see MDE website on the expanded definition of students eligible under this section.

This amendatory act takes effect October 1, 2017 and Sault Schools Board was notified in November of the change for the 2018-2019 school year.

Legislation Impilcations for using Section 31A money in the 2018-2019 school year:

(16) Beginning in 2018-2019, if a district or public school academy does not demonstrate to the satisfaction of the department that at least 50% of at-risk pupils are proficient in English language arts by the end of grade 3 as measured by the state assessment for the immediately preceding school year and demonstrate to the satisfaction of the department improvement over each of the 3 immediately preceding school years in the percentage of at-risk pupils that are careerand college-ready as determined by proficiency on the English language arts, mathematics, and science content area assessments on the grade 11 summative assessment under section 1279g(2)(a) of the revised school code, MCL 380.1279g, the district or public school academy shall ensure all of the following:

(a) The district or public school academy shall determine the proportion of total at-risk pupils that represents the number of pupils in grade 3 that are not proficient in English language arts by the end of grade 3, and the district or public school academy shall expend that same proportion multiplied by 1/2 of its total at-risk funds under this section on tutoring and other methods of improving grade 3 English language arts proficiency.

(b) The district or public school academy shall determine the proportion of total at-risk pupils that represent the number of pupils in grade 11 that are not career- and college-ready as measured by the student’s score on the English language arts, mathematics, and science content area assessments on the grade 11 summative assessment under section 1279g(2)(a) of the revised school code, MCL 380.1279g, and the district or public school academy shall expend that same proportion multiplied by 1/2 of its total at-risk funds under this section on tutoring and other activities to improve scores on the college entrance examination portion of the Michigan merit examination.

(17) As used in subsection (16), “total at-risk pupils” means the sum of the number of pupils in grade 3 that are not proficient in English language arts by the end of third grade as measured on the state assessment and the number of pupils in grade 11 that are not career- and college-ready as measured by the student’s score on the English language arts, mathematics, and science content area assessments on the grade 11 summative assessment under section 1279g(2)(a) of the revised school code, MCL 380.1279g.

The following Presentation was used at the update meeting in Indian River by the Michigan Department of Education (specifically slides 41 and 42): 

Please visit the Google Drive for the following Section 31 documents:

  • Section 31a State Aid Calculations by Month
  • Pupil Identification Worksheet (maintain one per grade for auditing purposes)
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Monitoring Indicators
  • Monitoring Indicators Resource Document
  • Session #1, Legislative Update, Revised November 3, 2017

 

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