It’s September, and we are still in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some schools are back in traditional settings, some are in virtual, and some are in hybrid mode. Some schools have delayed opening. It is certainly strange times, isn’t it? As a superintendent friend of mine has said, the word for the year
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In my previous post, I made note of the limitations on spending funds based on Betsy DeVos’s ruling. It looks like the limitations I noted are now inaccurate due to a new interim rule. From the recent email from MDE and from additional reading I have done on the topic, it looks like if all
I’m sure most of you are aware that MDE chose to allocate equitable services based on poverty as opposed to private school student enrollment, as guidance from the US Department of Education detailed. There has been much disagreement on Capitol Hill with DeVos’s interpretation of the Act. Members from both sides of the aisle in
As we approach the CARES ESSER funding period, along with one year extensions for spending FY19 and FY20 monies, and with FY21 carryover requirements waived, districts may find themselves with what is perceived to be extra funds. The temptation may be to use schoolwide federal dollars to pay for personnel previously funded by district dollars.
I know everyone is busily working on their FY21 Title Applications. If you have not yet started, that’s okay. You can still get this done. If you are new at this, let me offer some suggestions that have worked well for me over the years. Gather all personnel costs for the district and each school;
Those of you with private schools may want to read this in regards to ESSER/CARES funds. It sounds like a fight may be a brewing! http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2020/05/public-school-backlash-grows-devos-coronavirus-aid-private-school.html