As part of a school’s official enrollment, Ann Arbor Public Schools will be able to count those students who are enrolled in a sufficient number of online classes – assuming the district’s application for its “seat time waiver” is approved by the state. Approval of the application by the AAPS board of trustees came on a vote at its Oct. 10 meeting. Local districts receive an allocation from the state each year based on the number of students attending class on designated count days.
The district is required to re-apply for its “seat time waiver” program by the Michigan Department of Education. All districts with such programs were required to re-apply in order to receive full funding for eligible students. AAPS has operated its seat time waiver program since 2007.
This brief was filed from the board room of the Ann Arbor District Library in downtown Ann Arbor at Fifth and William. A more detailed report of the meeting will follow: [link]