When the Michigan Department of Education (Department) receives an objection to an intermediate school district (ISD) plan objection from a local constituent district, public school academy, or the parent advisory committee that specifies the portion of the ISD plan with a specific statement(s) of the reasons for the objection and proposed alternative provisions, the Department shall designate a hearing officer within 7 calendar days. The Department shall provide notice of the hearing.
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Intermediate School District Plan Objection Hearing Procedures
Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE)
The Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) are the implementing rules for federal and state law for special education in Michigan.
Parents of children with disabilities who do not have access to a computer and need to receive a printed copy can contact the Center for Educational Networking at 1-888-463-7656 (toll-free) or 517-908-3900.
Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) Supplemented With Selected IDEA Federal Regulations
The Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE) have been revised as of September 2013. This document pairs each Michigan rule, when appropriate, with related Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) federal regulations.
Michigan Criteria for Determining the Existence of a Specific Learning Disability
This document establishes the criteria that must be followed in Michigan to determine the existence of a specific learning disability (SLD) for a student suspected to have an SLD. These criteria are used by the Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team (MET) to develop and produce an evaluation report and make a recommendation regarding eligibility to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team.
Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Office of Special Education (OSE) Guide to Child Find
The Michigan Special Education One Pager: Child Find is part of a series of documents and training opportunities about special education in Michigan developed by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Office of Special Education (OSE). This document explains the district practices and responsibilities for the various Child Find activities mandated under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE).