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Michigan Strict Disciplinary Academy

Michigan Strict Disciplinary Academy

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Published by: Stephen Fuzzytek on Dec 28, 2012
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It’ abut TIME 
Theprocessshouldbeconsideredalong-termcommitment.EstablishingaStrictDisciplineAcademymaytaketwoormoreyears.
Iyouareapplyingorastatestart-upgrant,staterequirementsandtime-linesneedtobeconsidered.
Adequatetimeorsignifcantplanningsessions,datagathering,awareness,andcooperativeinitiativeswillneedtobeagreeduponandscheduled.
Thegoverningboardmustbewillingtocommitthenecessarytimeandocusorshortandlongtermsuccess.
Ptential CosTs 
Obtainingabuildingsite
Buildinginrastructureneeds…rombuildingheatandwatertohandicapaccessibilityandmaintenancesupport
Preliminarybudgetneedstoinclude−Stasalariesandbenefts−Training−Studenttransportation−Instructionalmaterials−Testingandevaluation−Technology−Supplementalmaterials−Foodservices
DevelopingaStrictDisciplineAcademy
 Why go this route?
Schoolsandcommunitiesacetheproblemohowtoprovideeducationalservicestostudentsthatareexpelledorgivenlong-termsuspensions.
SchoolsandcommunitiesmaywishtorespondtotheneedsoacertaintargetedpopulationostudentswithaStrictDisciplineAcademy.
StrictDisciplineAcademiesprovideschooldistrictstheabilitytoprovideanothereducationaloptionorstudents.
Forsomestudents,astrictdisciplineacademyisamoreappropriateplacementthanacountydetentionortreatmentcenter.
You’ll know you’ve arrived when…
Yourcommunityhasestablishededucationalprogramoptionsorstudentsthathavebeenexpelledorgivenlong-termsuspensions.
Schooldistrictsthathaveexpelledorsuspendedstudentsareabletooeranoptionaleducationalandbehavioralimprovementprogram.
Representativesromvariousappropriatecommunityagencieshaveagreedtobepartothegoverningbody.
Financialresourcesorin-kindcontributionshavebeencommittedromthevariousagencies.
 ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEMS
 
The Process
 A step-by-stepguide to developinga Strict Discipline Academy 
NOTE:
Steps marked with aare accompanied by one or moreinserts, included in this packet.
 1Identiy the need
orprovidingstudentsoptionsortheireducationatertheyhavebeenexpelled.SeeINSERTorStep1.
 2 Establish a planning committee
Determine who will lead the teamIdentiy who the participants will beConvene an initial meeting to identiy purpose, norms, and timeline
3 Determine
whethertheprospectiveventurewillbetheprojectooneschooldistrictoraconsortiumodistricts.
4 Identiy and survey
whatnon-schoolpartnersmightwanttobeinvolvedandultimatelybepartothedevelopmentplan.Typicallyvariousamilysupportagencies,communitymentalhealth,andthelocalcourtsystemhavebeenwillingtobecomepartners.
 5Become amiliar 
withtheStrictDisciplineAcademyStateLegislation(INSERTAorStep5)andtheRevisedSchoolCodeSection380(INSERTBorStep5).
 
6 Contact the Ofce o Public School Academies
orguidanceonwritingtheplanninggrantorestablishingaStrictDisciplineAcademy.
7 Contact various authorizers and submit
Phase1CharterApplications.
You cannot open a Strict Discipline Academy, or any  public school academy (charter school) without a charter contract rom an authorizer and a school code rom the Michigan Department o Education.
8 Visit existing Strict Discipline Academies
andothersimilarschoolprogramsinordertodeterminewhicheaturesandpracticesbestftyourvision.
9 Develop a grant writing
teamchargedwithprovidingthevisionandtheplanningproceduresoryourStrictDisciplineAcademy.
10 Determine
whowillbethemembersotheStrictDisciplineAcademyBoardandselecttheadministratorwhowillguidetheprocess.
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Aterthegranthasbeenawarded,
develop partnerships
withexistingStrictDisciplineAcademiesorguidanceandmutualsupport.
 
Getting more mileage fromdeveloping a Strict Discipline Academy
Developing a Strict Discipline Academy benefts your school in regard to the ollowing initiatives: 
Elementary and secndary Educatin Act (EsEA)
StrictDisciplineAcademieshavebeenestablishedtoenrollandprovideeducationalprogramsorcertaintargetedpopulationsostudentsthathavebeenexpelledorgivenalong-termseparation.
Theyprovideanoptionnotonlyoreducationbutalsoorindividualprogrammingsostudentscansuccessullyreturntotheirlocalschooldistrictsitheychoose.
state Accreditatin sytem
ThedevelopmentoaStrictDisciplineAcademycanbetheresponsethatschoolsandlocalcommunitiesneedtoconsiderorprovidingeducationaloptionsthatallowstudentstoremainintheirsameresidence,returntopublicschool,andbecomesuccessulstudents.
Michigan Cntinuu schl Imprvement Prce (Mi-CsI)Michigan schl Imprvement Framewrk 
 
Providing educational optionsfor all students is criticalto student success and shouldbe part of the continuousimprovement processof a school. This optionshould be monitored andevaluated frequently anddata gathered to reviseinstructional practices.

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Just to be informed about one of the first organizations using the new Strict Disciplinary Academy laws - get to know Evans Solutions. http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/...
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