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.
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.
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+).