The DESE outlined changes for 2018 EOY EPIMS that will allow 2310 Support Content Teacher Staff Assignments to be reported via SIF with an altered non-course Work Assignment. This change will allow SIF districts to report their full year Support Content Teachers with no scheduled course Work Assignments.
MESSAGE FROM IPASS SUPPORT:
The Support Team worked with the DESE to finalize the changes needed to meet the new requirements to report 2310 Support Content Teacher with no scheduled courses. Our previous attempts to automate the Subject Area Course Code with “All Subjects 99999” and “Grade Level 99” for all of these records generated validation errors for Support Content Teachers in Prior-to-Secondary schools. Our latest update will now send the WA08 (Other Teaching Assignment Code), WA09 (Grade Level), and WA10 (Subject Area Course Code) selected in the Non-Course Work Assignment.
Patch Release: A patch release with updated code to send 2310 Support Content Teacher Staff Assignments with NO COURSES with the above change went out last night. Check your site’s Login screen to make sure it’s now showing Version: 7.0.20180604_sync.
Action Required: To update data at the DOE: DELETE SIF Temp Table to clear the StaffAssignment Object and SEND updated EPIMS data. Use either SIF Reporting > EPIMS to send all EPIMS objects by School and/or by MEPID or use Send SIF Objects to send StaffAssignment Objects for the entire district.
Note: Districts that reported 2310 Support Content Teachers with no scheduled course in October SIF EPIMS as an “Instructional Coach” or “Tutor” can change the SIF Job Type to the new 2310 Support Content Teacher NO COURSE one. There is no need to end the Career, just update the SIF Job Type.
** Refer to the attached Quick Guide below for directions. ** Updated June 2018