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Section 31a At-Risk

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Program Description Section 31a of the State School Aid Act provides funding to eligible districts for supplementary instructional and pupil support services for pupils who meet the at-risk criteria specified in the legislation. These criteria include low achievement on MEAP tests in mathematics, reading or science; failure to meet core academic curricular objectives in English language arts or mathematics (applies to grade K-3 pupils only); or the presence of two or more identified at-risk factors. The funds may also be used for class size reductions in grades 1-6 in schools above the district's poverty percentage. Section 31a funds are limited to direct services to pupils and may not be used for administrative or other related costs.

Grant Application

This is a one-time application that only needs to be completed by new public school academies or school districts that have not received Section 31a funds in the past.

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Program Reporting

The 2013-14 Section 31a Program Report will be due on July 15, 2014, and will be submitted through the Michigan Electronic Grants System Plus (MEGS+).

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