THE STATE SCHOOL AID ACT OF 1979 (EXCERPT)
Act 94 of 1979
***** 388.1625i.amended THIS AMENDED SECTION IS EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2021 *****
388.1625i.amended Eligible attendance recovery program; eligibility of pupils; program requirements; provider duties.
(1) From the general fund money appropriated in section 11, there is allocated for 2021-2022 an amount not to exceed $6,000,000.00 for an eligible attendance recovery program as described in subsection (3). The funds allocated under this section must be used to administer an eligible attendance recovery program for all districts that opt into the program to serve eligible pupils described in subsection (2).
(2) A pupil who meets any of the following and who is enrolled in a district that opts into the attendance recovery program funded under this section is an eligible pupil under this section:
(a) The pupil did not engage in the district’s remote continuous education offerings in spring 2021.
(b) The pupil needs intervention based on his or her absences or chronic absenteeism or consistent disengagement in classes.
(c) The pupil is in danger of failing 1 or more classes.
(d) The pupil is eligible under the McKinney-Vento homelessness assistance act, Public Law 100-77, or is in foster care.
(e) The pupil’s family requires financial or social support.
(f) The pupil has disengaged in his or her education, is attending school irregularly, or is not progressing in his or her coursework.
(g) The pupil participated in or was eligible to participate in the district’s summer 2021 educational offerings.
(3) An attendance recovery program that received funding under this section in 2020-2021 is the eligible attendance recovery program under this section.
(4) The provider chosen and designated by the department under this section in 2020-2021 must continue to do all of the following:
(a) Work with the department to notify districts about the program and provide technical assistance to districts interested in opting in.
(b) Work with each district to obtain contact information for each eligible pupil.
(c) Provide outreach using differentiated treatment strategies to pupils and families using multiple modalities that may include phone, text, social media, email, and traditional mail, to find and engage eligible pupils.
(d) Implement a culturally and linguistically responsive outreach and support plan. Elements of the plan must include differentiated outreach and ongoing coaching strategies to families to ensure cultural and linguistic relevance.
(e) Use information about barriers to engagement gathered from pupils and families to assign eligible pupils to an ongoing support level. Ongoing support levels described in this subdivision must include a minimum of 3 support tiers following the general design of response to intervention (RTI) models.
(f) For eligible pupils and their families, provide a coach to deliver interventions in accordance with the pupil’s needs and the framework of his or her assigned ongoing support level.
(g) Report weekly to each district that has opted into the program and to the department with metrics agreed upon by the provider and the department.
(5) Notwithstanding section 17b, the department shall make payments under this section by not later than December 1, 2021.