The purpose for this collection of documents is to provide guidance on the current and future work of the Centers. It contains information on the topics and questions listed below.
What is the vision and goals for the Centers?
What is the relationship between the districts and schools, the fiscal agent grantees, and the Department in the Centers?
Why do the Centers exist and how will their success be measured?
How are the Centers organized, and how are the various stakeholders, the current Centers: SSOS and the new Centers related?
What is the authority behind the Centers; how are they grounded?
Who is associated with the operation of the Centers, and what are the purposes (roles) and outcomes (responsibilities) of the groups?
What are the conditions, structures, and components that are necessary services and support offered in the Centers?
How do the Centers ensure effective communication loops within and between groups?
How do MDE services and support become a part of what is offered in the RCEs?