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May 2017
Test WES and MARSS

Test WES and MARSS

The following is intended to address many of the questions that are being asked regarding MARSS WES and Test WES discrepancies. If the student has a local error, the student will not upload into MARSS WES and will not be loaded into Test WES. Verify on the MARSS 24 List of All Students those students that were included in the edit. However, if the student is not included on the report or has an “E” in the Error Status column, the student will not be included in the uploaded data into...
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Q&A: School Management Of Measles

Q&A: School Management Of Measles

As you may be aware, several schools have experienced an outbreak of measles. Students who have not been vaccinated are at risk of contracting the disease, furthering the spread. The Minnesota Department of Health is working to stop the spread and in many cases that involves asking a family to keep exposed children home from day care and/or school if they have not been vaccinated. Refer to the attached document for more information and instructions for MARSS reporting.
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DON’T RISK LOSING MONEY FOR YOUR DISTRICT!

DON’T RISK LOSING MONEY FOR YOUR DISTRICT!

To help avoid the potential errors that may be financially detrimental to your district, start preparing for EOY reporting NOW.  Allowing time to have reports reviewed before staff have left for the summer can be CRITICAL in the reporting process as MARSS data does have a significant DIRECT IMPACT on several FINANCIAL CALCULATIONS. You may retrieve the MARSS EOY Check Off List from MDE’s MARSS Reporting InstructionsORTo request a copy of this and the “Listing of E...
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April 2017
Stressed? Quick tips to overcome deadline anxiety

Stressed? Quick tips to overcome deadline anxiety

The end of the traditional school year is only a couple months away, and now is the time to start preparing. So while everyone else is rushing to finish their projects to leave for the summer, you will have less to worry about.
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March 2017
Reporting of Students Experiencing Homelessness and Economic Indicator

Reporting of Students Experiencing Homelessness and Economic Indicator

The homeless liaison is important to the MARSS Coordinator because they provide the necessary documentation for students experiencing homelessness. These students are categorically eligible to report as free meal --Economic Indicator 2 -- and are eligible for Title I services. They should be flagged as Homeless in the MARSS file. Without the written, signed and dated documentation, a student cannot be flagged as homeless in MARSS.
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Special Education Service Hours (SESH)

Special Education Service Hours (SESH)

For end of year MARSS reporting Special Education Service Hours are required for specific students starting with the MARSS April submission. Knowing the SESH are not correct at that time we have told districts to report one hour for SESH to pass the edit. We have a warning that will let you know that the student has been reported with less than two hours.
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February 2017

MARSS Fall Recap

“Due to the wide use of the MARSS data, it is imperative that districts and charter schools report complete and accurate MARSS data in a timely manner. Without such data, much of the districts’ state and federal money cannot be allocated.” Excerpted from MARSS Manual (7/25/12)
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January 2017

MARSS Notes

The November MARSS Memo – Issue 16.09 has been posted.  This memo includes the following articles:  MARSS Reporting Timelines, FY 2016 End-of-Year MARSS WES Manual Appeal Files, Notices of Residents Enrolled Elsewhere, October 1 Assignment for Compensatory Revenue, Verifying Compensatory Revenue, Student Data, Child Count Report, MARSS Reporting of Students Experiencing Homelessness and Economic Indicator, Impact to Transportation Funding for Children Awaiting Foster Care Based on Changes in th...
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December 2016

MARSS Memo Dated November 15, 2016

A new MARSS memo dated November 15, 2016 has been posted to Districts, Schools and Educators> School Finance > MARSS-Student Accounting > MARSS Memos.Topics include: Reporting Timelines FY 2016 End of Year MARSS WES Manual Appeals Files Notices of Residents Enrolled Elsewhere October 1 Assignment for Compensatory Revenue Verifying Compensatory Revenue Student Data Child Count Report MARSS Reporting of Students Experiencing Homelessness and Economic Indicator Impact to Transportation Fun...
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MARSS Deadlines

MARSS Deadlines: Fall FY 2017Fall FY 2017 (16/17 School Year) files are due at MDE by Monday December 19, 2016. This data is due at RMIC on the suggested date of Monday, December 12, 2016. Contact your RMIC for the exact date. This data will be used for Child Count and Comp Rev. The MFR FY 2018 Compensatory Revenue Entitlement Report will be based on this data.The FINAL Fall SUBMISSION will be due at the end of December, note there will be NO appeal p...
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