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July 2017
District School ADM

District School ADM

This data is used to compute each district’s final aid entitlements: August and September MARSS files are used to compute the ADM (average daily membership) used for independent school district’s September 30 and October 30 entitlements, respectively. These actual ADM and the aid to which the district or school is entitled is compared to the aid paid to the district or charter school during the school year based on the district’s or charter school’s ADM estimates provided...
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Special Education Service Hours (SESH) 

Special Education Service Hours (SESH) 

** The Region 1 deadline for the August data is July 27For end of year MARSS reporting special education service hours (SESH) 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. Warning 361 will let you know that the student has been reported with less than two hours, so that accurate data can be reported when the enrollment record is closed.The August MARSS...
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Be sure to review the PSEO reports for accuracy

Be sure to review the PSEO reports for accuracy

PSEO Reports, MARSS 56 and MARSS 58, have been posted for semesters one and two, school year 2016-17. Students who enrolled in PSEO for semesters one and two where MDE paid the tuition are included. PSEO students who took courses paid by the school district/charter school are not included on these reports. Concurrent Enrollment Reports, MARSS 59 and MARSS 60, have been posted for semester one and two, school year 2016-17. Students in Concurrent Enrollment through the colleges: MN State (forme...
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MARSS EOY Reporting Timelines

MARSS EOY Reporting Timelines

•Wednesday, August 2, 2017 – Used for: August 30 FY 2017 entitlements; Special Education tuition billing; September 30 FY 2017 Early Childhood Screening Aid.  Statewide Reports:  Refer to MARSS WES, District/School ADM Report (MFR), Early Childhood Screening Aid Entitlement (MFR)•Wednesday, September 6, 2017 – Used for: September 30 and October 30 FY 2017 entitlements; Special Education tuition billing.  Statewide Reports: Refer to MARSS WES, District/School ...
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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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