Michigan Department of Education staff has directed that public school districts route questions and requests for interpretations through pupil accounting staff at the SISD. The SISD pupil auditors research the issues locally and at the state level to respond. Requests may be made by telephone, email or in writing. Address questions to the pupil accounting contacts listed under Contact Information.
Having procedures, which comply with the state requirements, is a key to any accurate pupil count. SISD auditors are available to discuss or review district procedures and forms for compliance.
Training is offered by the SISD. Training is conducted before the official count day. Saginaw County school district staff can request additional training.
The SISD is required by the State of Michigan to audit the membership counts of the public school districts and public school academies within its boundaries. Public school districts and public school academies must submit information to support their claims for state financial aid to the SISD. The auditors verify the information by performing desk and field audits of the individual school buildings. Any necessary adjustments to the district's membership count are forwarded to the Michigan Department of Education.