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August 2018
MARSS Files Due

MARSS Files Due

MARSS EOY 2018 Files Due to R1:  Thur, Aug 30 = Used for: September 30 and October 30 FY 2018 entitlements; Special Education tuition billing Thur, Oct 11 = Final data due. ONLY electronic appeal Web Files will be accepted after this date.MARSS Fall 2019 Files Due to R1: Wed Aug 15 = MARSS WES opens Thur, Sept 20 = Mandatory for all Schools – (1st files usually need a lot of work so be prepared)  What's Next?EOY = Now is the best time to finalize 17/18 data so you can focus o...
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July 2018
So Now What Does MARSS Want?

So Now What Does MARSS Want?

Between the chaos of school years, be sure to take a moment now to thoroughly analyze and question the EOY data reported.  Once you’ve ensured the data accuracy for the 17/18 school year (so that financial calculation may provide improved results), you’ll only need to upload again if any changes are made to the final data. This will free up time for you to focus on a relaxing vacation, without the weight of a cumbersome project on your shoulders. Not only will you return refresh...
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MARSS Files Due

MARSS Files Due

MARSS EOY 2018 Files Due to R1:  Thur July 26 = Used for: August 30 FY 2018 entitlements; Special Education tuition billing; September 30 FY 2018 Early Childhood Screening Aid.  Thur, Aug 30 = Used for: September 30 and October 30 FY 2018 entitlements; Special Education tuition billing.  Thur, Oct 11 = Final data due. ONLY electronic appeal Web Files will be accepted after this date. MARSS Fall 2019 Files Due to R1: Wed Aug 15 = MARSS WES opens  Thur, Sept 20 = Mandatory...
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June 2018
MARSS EOY 2018 Files Due to Region 1

MARSS EOY 2018 Files Due to Region 1

Thur, June 21 = This submission is not mandatory nor is there anything indicating what this data will be used for.  This will be a good time to work on cleanup (if you haven’t already).  Enter all SESH possible for this submission so that you are prepared for the July submission (calculating staff availability for questions and any summer vacations you may have), ensure all reports have been reviewed by the appropriate departments, and confirm the items on the EOY checklist. &nb...
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The time is near…No the time is HERE

The time is near…No the time is HERE

The time for what, you ask?  It’s time to get everything prepped for accurately reporting your EOY data to MARSS.   But how can that be done?  Well… Go through the EOY checklist provided on MDE’s Website (https://education.mn.gov/MDE/dse/schfin/MARSS/inst/).  Supply reports for the appropriate departments to review, they work with the students who are more apt to catch errors.  If you have questions for staff, ask them now while the details a...
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May 2018
MARSS Manual Updates

MARSS Manual Updates

**Note that MDE has been posting updated MARSS coding instruction.  The Data Elements have been posted and the procedures and appendices are updated as possible.  Always refer to these updates as your first resource when researching questions.  Also, there are many “new” guidelines that have been included which may change how you have become accustomed to reporting these components in the past.** https://education.mn.gov/MDE/dse/schfin/MARSS/inst/   &nbs...
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MARSS EOY 2018 Files Due

MARSS EOY 2018 Files Due

MARSS EOY 2018 Files Due:Thur May 31 = Local auditors use the Statewide reports.  Used for: Special Education tuition billing; ESEA Accountability Enrollment; Direct Certification for FY 2019Thur Jun 21 = N/AThur Jul 26 = Used for: August 30 FY 2018 entitlements; Special Education tuition billing; September 30 FY 2018 Early Childhood Screening Aid.Thur Aug 30 = Used for: September 30 and October 30 FY 2018 entitlements; Special Education tuition billing.Thur Oct 11 = Final data due. ONLY el...
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April 2018
MARSS Manual Updates

MARSS Manual Updates

MARSS Manual Updates**Note that MDE has been posting updated MARSS coding instruction.  The Data Elements have been posted and the procedures and appendices are updates as possible.  Always refer to these updates as your first resource when researching questions.  Also, there are many “new” guidelines that have been included which may change how you have accustomed to reporting these components in the past.**https://education.mn.gov/MDE/dse/schfin/MARSS/inst/ &nbs...
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MARSS EOY 2018 Files Due

MARSS EOY 2018 Files Due

** At this time the ADM that appears on the MARSS24 details report is calculated with a local edit only and should be used for comparison reasons only.  Once all edits are activated in April, the ADM’s should become more reliable.** Mon Apr 2 = All EOY Errors will be Activated – I would encourage districts to start running edits (or re-running edits) shortly after this date as the files tend to produce more errors once all edits are activated.Thur Apr 26 = Mandatory for all...
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March 2018

Highlights of MARSS for Administrators Training from Business Conference

**If you have questions about the following, please contact dawnyell@region1.k12.mn.us and I can direct you to the documentation on MDE’s website for further review.** MARSS Data is used for several financial calculations, to generate the statewide report card, and interfaces with additional systems at MDE. One student could generate approximately $11,000 Total Per Adj PU (see School District WHATIF) dependent on the programs and how the student is coded in MARSS. MARSS Fall...
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