Michigan ESA Proposal Financial Data and Projected Budget 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 Initial Accreditation Fee @ 2500 new cohort (10 ESAs) and one $350 application fee for all applications processed that year (Applications must be submitted together) School level initial Accreditation Fees @ $650 per school (estimated to be approximately 20 per year). No additional application fee if school applications are submitted along with the ESA applications. Review fee @ 1,500 once every 5 years – Review would occur in the 2nd year following the application Review costs estimated at @3000 per review per year - Review would occur in the 2nd year following the application *Currently accredited ESAs (7) Review fee @ 1500 (*Budget year information may need to be adjusted based on current cycle) *Currently accredited ESAs (7) Review Expenses @ 3000 (*Budget year information may need to be adjusted based on current cycle) 25,350 25,350 25,350 25,350 25,350 13,000 13,000 13,000 13,000 13,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 3000 3000 3000 1500 6,000 6,000 6,000 3000 TOTALS (not including expenses for reviews) 38,350 47,350 92,350 92,350 87, 850 45,000 45,000 Estimate of costs is based on the assumption of 10 new ESA applications (with the school applications) submitted annually. The school fees may vary each year depending on the numbers of schools operated by the ESA’s submitting applications. MAISA would work with their member ESA’s to identify the cycle for entering into the accreditation process over a 5 year period. MAISA would collect the ESA and accompanying school applications and would submit them as one set of applications. If applications are submitted as one group, we would assess only a single application fee of $350 for the entire group. Applications that would be submitted individually would be subject to the regular AdvancED application fee of $350. After the initial accreditation application, each ESA would be responsible for their annual accreditation fee and the annual accreditation fees of their schools. Annual ESA accreditation fee is $2500 and each school would have an annual accreditation fee of $650. MAISA would assume the costs for the Review Fee and the Review Expenses. These reviews would occur every 5 years and estimated costs are approximately $5000 per review for the review fee and expenses. The process allows new applicants to be candidates for up to two years and they would host their External Review two years after initial application. If the MAISA, AdvancED Michigan and the ESA believe they would be ready prior to that time, the External Review could occur sooner. Currently accredited ESA’s would host their review 5 years after their most recent review. State Office Support In addition to technical assistance and access to the resources of the state office that are available to all schools and institutions, AdvancED Michigan will provide the following services: AdvancED Michigan State will provide ongoing collaboration and discussion with the Michigan Department of Education and MAISA to align AdvancED ESA Accreditation Requirements with state requirements for accountability for ESA’s. AdvancED Michigan will provide an initial training and ESA retreat annually for the cohort of ESA’s applying each year. This retreat will serve as the initial training for ESA personnel regarding the accreditation standards and protocol and will include consultation on the development of individual ESA action plans for effectively implementing the accreditation process. Each ESA will be invited to send up to 5 individuals to this training with registration fees waived. This retreat will provide the initial training and Readiness information for the entering cohort. The office will schedule one per year for the 10 ESA’s applying each year for the first 5 years of the proposal. Assumptions in the Proposal ESA Accreditation will remain voluntary in Michigan, however the MAISA Board has wide support for this proposal and approximately 50 of the 55 ESA’s are supporting this proposal. It is also one of the current goals for MAISA. MAISA would develop the cycle of the ESA’s entering the accreditation process each year in collaboration with the AdvancED Michigan office with a target of 10 per year over a 5 year period. Budget estimates are based on current accreditation and review fees and could be subject to changes over the course of the proposal. Due to varying numbers of schools under the jurisdiction of each ESA, the estimates for numbers of schools added each year may vary based on the identified ESA’s in each cohort. Review expenses are based on estimates of costs of reviews and will vary based upon travel and lodging expenses for team member for each External Review.