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Program for Students with Severe Emotional Impairments

Placement in special classes, separate schooling, or other removal of a student from the regular education environment occurs only when the nature or severity of the disability is such that education in a regular class with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily.


The SEI Center Programs provide a structured learning environment for students with emotional impairments who need a more restrictive school setting. These are students who exhibit an intensive pattern of behavior over a period of time, in which local district behavior interventions and positive behavior supports have not been successful.

The purpose of the SEI Center Programs is to improve student's behavior allowing them to transition back to the general education setting. The programs are elementary, middle and high school.


Regular School Year

Referral Process:

  1. Form 2 signed by Director of Special Education and parent , is submitted to MISD Director of Center Programs. If the referral is being made by a Non-Resident district, please send a copy of the referral to the Resident District.
  2. For School-of-Choice (105-in-county) students in your district, you are the resident district, therefore no notification to any other district is required.  For school of choice (105c out-of-county), student is ineligible for Center Program Placement.

    Referral materials must include:
    - Current Eligibility Reports and REED
    - Current IEP
    - Current Psychological (within 3 years), Psychiatric (Optional)
    - Updated School Social Worker Summary
    - Current Academic/Achievement Testing
    - Current Summary of Specific Behaviors that impact learning
    - SWIS/PowerSchool Behavior Data
    - Strategy Planning Form
    - Functional Behavior Analysis and Behavior Intervention Plan
    - Immunization Record
    - Birth Certificate
    - Transcripts (Secondary Only)
    - Skillstreaming Checklist (Elementary Only)

Referral Response:

  1. After receiving the referral materials the MISD Director of Center Programs will review the packet. The following may occur:
    - Contact LEA, missing information (this may delay the process)
    - Determine appropriateness of referral to SEI MISD Center Programs.
  2. If referral to an SEI program is considered:
    - A copy of Form 2A Report of Recommended Disposition will be sent to the appropriate administrator of the SEI Center Program and the Director of Special Education of the referring school district.
  3. The sending district is responsible for all arrangements for the IEP.
    - The sending district is responsible for scheduling and inviting all appropriate participants to the IEP.
    - The Center Program TieNet Liaison will provide access to the SEI Center program for the purpose of reviewing TieNet documents.
    - The sending district initiates the IEP (PLAAFP, Summary, Services, SEI Center Programs will collaborate and establish goals).
    - The sending district designee chairs the meeting in cooperation with the receiving school administrator/designee.
  4. Required members of the IEP Team at a minimum consist of:
    - The sending school district
    - The receiving school district
    - The parent (or the students, if appropriate)
    - The resident district, if not the sending or receiving district
    - A General Education Teacher (if appropriate)


If a center program placement is determined to constitute the least restrictive option for the student, the outcome is placement.


Expedited Form 2 Placement Process- this is for students coming out of a long-term, very restricted, separate facility, who clearly needs the most restrictive educational setting.

The LEA District must:

  1. Have parent establish proof of residency within their district
  2. Have parent register with resident district
  3. Immediately contact the Director of Center Programs to discuss the student and previous programs and services.
  4. Complete Form 2 with required signatures
  5. Attach most current IEP, MET/REED and/or supporting documentation indicating educational need for most restrictive placement
  6. Deliver completed hard copy packet to Center Programs
  7. LEA Director/Supervisor will be directed to the appropriate Center Program Administrator.

Out-of-State Students will require a REED and the district should conduct a MET and/or review characteristics for eligibility by State of Michigan requirements to ensure that the student meets Michigan eligibility requirements. The resident district may request the assistance of the appropriate Director of the LEA/MISD Center Program.

International Students moving into the county suspected of having severe cognitive, physical and or behavioral disability, the resident district should immediately conduct a full and comprehensive evaluation. The resident district may request the assistance of the appropriate Director of the LEA/MISD Center Program.

Visitation Policy:

After recommended Form 2 A Disposition, local district designee may arrange a visitation with the MISD Center Program Administrator.


Upon receipt in Center Programs of the signed and completed Form 2 Referral the procedures may be completed within 30 school days. Situations occur that may delay the referral process, such as, incomplete referral packets, students in the juvenile justice system, hospitalization, out of date evaluations, etc.

For fall placement, complete Form 2 referral packets must be received in Center Programs between April 1st and May 1st. This will allow for the Centers to arrange IEPs and Transportation.

Form Links:

Form 2 signed by Parent and Special Education Director
Strategy Planning Form (include Behavioral Intervention Plans)  Accessible Version Strategy Planning Form

Skillstreaming - Early Childhood, Kindergarten and Grade 1 Form
Skillstreaming - Elementary Form
Skillstreaming - Secondary Form

Updated: August 2019