April 9, 2020
Your Daily ISD News & Updates
Welcome to the MAISA Daily InSiDe Update.
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Executive Order No. 2020-35:
Continuity of Learning and COVID-19
Response Plan Instructions for Form Submission
The MDE and Department of Treasury have provided us with the submission process for your approved Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plans, which is outlined below.

One note: You will need to upload in a .pdf format. Other uploads not in the required .pdf format will result in errors.

Please note that the ISD must submit the Plans;
Locals cannot submit their own Plans.
This satisfies the submission requirements for both the MDE and the Michigan Department of Treasury.
In accordance with the Governors Executive Order No. 2020-35, there has been a suspension of in person K-12 instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. School districts are required to submit a “Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plan” (Plan) to their Intermediate School District (ISD) or authorizing body (if applicable) for review and approval no later than April 28, 2020.

Intermediate districts and authorizing bodies shall submit one copy of the approved Plan by District to the State Treasurer and State Superintendent by completion of the following form and uploading a complete copy of the approved Plan. All questions regarding submission can be directed to  OSRFA@michigan.gov .

Guidance for Learning at a Distance
The link below provides local schools an enriched effort, written largely by Michigan teachers, to help address the immediate needs of staff who must address the immediate needs of children – at a distance – during a pandemic. This document seeks to help ALL districts improve learning at a distance.
 
Teletherapy Resources for ISDs 
Executive Order 2020-35 states that local districts must include a plan to meet the mental health needs of their students, and 31n funds can and should be used for that plan.  
Providers, including community partners, can and should be providing remote contact with the students on their caseload, and we have collected some preliminary resources to assist those of you starting to develop a service plan that includes teletherapy. 
 
There is new language on the horizon regarding billing Medicaid for teletherapy services, and we anticipate approval of those revisions any day now. In the meantime, we are encouraging ISDs/school staff to begin transitioning to this type of service provision, if you haven't already. There is a high level of commitment from MDE to support the mental health needs of our students and their families, and of course our educators.
 
Below you will find: 
 
Additionally, here are links to more resources:
  •  PESI is offering a Telehealth course, which normally costs over $400, for free! Code at checkout is TELEFREE.


  • “Michigan Turns to Telehealth Webinar,” was presented on April 6th, for more information or to view the slides and recording from the presentation, click this link: telehealth page. 

Please let your assigned 31n consultant know how we can best support you. Also, feel free to share with us any other teletherapy resources you have found useful. 
 
Sincerely, 
Scott Hutchins HutchinsS1@michigan.gov
Chris Robinson RobinsonC15@michigan.gov
Lauren Kazee kazeel@michigan.gov
MS Word Version of CLP Template
We have heard that some districts would prefer to use a Microsoft Word version instead of the fillable PDF version of the Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plan (“Plan”) Application Template.

Please feel free to use the Word version below if you would prefer.