THE STATE SCHOOL AID ACT OF 1979 (EXCERPT)
Act 94 of 1979
388.1622m Integration of local data systems into Michigan data hub network; basis; entity as fiscal agent; coordination of activities; determination of amount of funds; payment schedule; governance model required for funding; participation as voluntary; use of funds; report.
(1) From the state school aid fund money appropriated in section 11, there is allocated for 2021-2022 an amount not to exceed $2,200,000.00 for supporting the integration of local data systems into the Michigan data hub network based on common standards and applications that are in compliance with section 19(6).
(2) An entity that is the fiscal agent for no more than 5 consortia of intermediate districts that previously received funding from the technology readiness infrastructure grant under former section 22i for the purpose of establishing regional data hubs that are part of the Michigan data hub network is eligible for funding under this section.
(3) The center shall work with an advisory committee composed of representatives from intermediate districts within each of the data hub regions to coordinate the activities of the Michigan data hub network.
(4) The center, in collaboration with the Michigan data hub network, shall determine the amount of funds distributed under this section to each participating regional data hub within the network, based upon a competitive grant process. The center shall ensure that the entities receiving funding under this section represent geographically diverse areas in this state.
(5) Notwithstanding section 17b, the department shall make payments under this section on a schedule determined by the center.
(6) To receive funding under this section, a regional data hub must have a governance model that ensures local control of data, data security, and student privacy issues. The integration of data within each of the regional data hubs must provide for the actionable use of data by districts and intermediate districts through common reports and dashboards and for efficiently providing information to meet state and federal reporting purposes.
(7) Participation in a data hub region in the Michigan data hub network under this section is voluntary and is not required.
(8) Entities receiving funding under this section shall use the funds for all of the following:
(a) Creating an infrastructure that effectively manages the movement of data between data systems used by intermediate districts, districts, and other educational organizations in Michigan based on common data standards to improve student achievement.
(b) Utilizing the infrastructure to put in place commonly needed integrations, reducing cost and effort to do that work while increasing data accuracy and usability.
(c) Promoting the use of a more common set of applications by promoting systems that integrate with the Michigan data hub network.
(d) Promoting 100% district adoption of the Michigan data hub network by September 30, 2022.
(e) Ensuring local control of data, data security, and student data privacy.
(f) Utilizing the infrastructure to promote the actionable use of data through common reports and dashboards that are consistent statewide.
(g) Creating a governance model to facilitate sustainable operations of the infrastructure in the future, including administration, legal agreements, documentation, staffing, hosting, and funding.
(h) Evaluating future data initiatives at all levels to determine whether the initiatives can be enhanced by using the standardized environment in the Michigan data hub network.
(9) Not later than January 1 of each fiscal year, the center shall prepare a summary report of information provided by each entity that received funds under this section that includes measurable outcomes based on the objectives described under this section and a summary of compiled data from each entity to provide a means to evaluate the effectiveness of the project. The center shall submit the report to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on school aid and to the house and senate fiscal agencies.
History: Add. 2017, Act 108, Eff. Oct. 1, 2017 ;– Am. 2018, Act 265, Eff. Oct. 1, 2018 ;– Am. 2019, Act 58, Eff. Oct. 1, 2019 ;– Am. 2020, Act 165, Eff. Oct. 1, 2020 ;– Am. 2021, Act 48, Eff. Oct. 1, 2021