Pupil Accounting Resources

CEPI: Center for Educational Performance & Information

CEPI – homepage.  CEPI collects and reports data about Michigan's K-12 public schools.  Cites contains information regarding the electronic submission of the student count.

CEPI: Collection Component Matrix

This matrix indicates which components are required (R), conditional (C), or optional (O) for each MSDS collection.  Helpful when preparing the electronic submission. It contains specific details regarding what data should be reported in each field in MSDS.  Click “Technical Material” to display the matrix. The Excel version contains several tabs.


CEPI: Graduation and Dropout (GAD) Information

Deadlines, timelines and information required to report and ensure the district’s graduating pupils.


Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Various information regarding disclosure of education records (CA-60), directory information and personally identifiable student information.


HFA: House Fiscal Agency

Nonpartisan agency whose primary mission is the provision of expert assistance to the House Appropriations Committee and to other members of the Michigan House of Representatives regarding state fiscal matters.

MDE: Michigan Department of Education

MDE - Main homepage

MDE: MEIS/Michigan Education Information System

MEIS Server

MDE: School Administrator Resources

MDE's school administrator's home page.

MDE: State Aid

MDE's office of state aid and school finance forms, state aid updates and financial status reports.

Michigan Legislature

Michigan Legislature

MIEM: Michigan Institute for Educational Management

Provides professional development activities for school personnel.

MPAAA: Michigan Pupil Accounting and Attendance Association

Provides conferences two times a year and other training workshops for pupil accounting personnel and MSDS data specialists.


MSDS Collection and Submission Dates and Training Materials

Deadlines and Training materials for new pupil accounting data specialists for Michigan Student Data System (MSDS)


MSDS Help & Training

Contains MSDS District User Training Manual, New User Toolkit and explains how to use MSDS Reports to ensure the most accuracy in your count and data submissions (Student Record Maintenance & TSDL). Click “Help & Training” to display training information.  Click “Manuals” to display MSDS Collection Details Manual.


Pupil Accounting Manual

Contains information regarding pupil accounting rules and claiming students.


Record Retention Required for School Records

Details how long to keep documents, school records, CA-60, pupil accounting attendance and enrollment records, schools of choice applications.


SFA: Senate Fiscal Agency

Legislative agency providing assistance to Senate members on state budgeted related issues and analysis of all legislation proposed by the Senate.

State of Michigan

The official State of Michigan web site.

US Department of Education

Educational resources for student, parents & families, educators, and grantees & assistance providers.

US Department of Labor

Various information regarding the United States Department of Labor.