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Board of Directors Seats Open for Election This Spring

MASSP election season is just around the corner. Are you ready to take on a bigger role within the Association, be an advocate for your fellow administrators and help advance your career? Every year, one-third of the seats on the MASSP Board of Directors are up for election – it's almost that time! This year MASSP is seeking candidates for: Region 1 Representative, Region 3 Representative, Region 5 Representative, Region 7 Representative, Assistant Principal Central Representative and Middle Level East Representative as well as a brand new position - Michigan Coordinator to the National Association of Secondary School Principals. For more information on each of these positions, the role of the MASSP Board of Directors and what the commitment entails, please read on.'s picture

#MASSPchat - Gym Season

The gym season is well underway…its the time of year where middle level and high school Administrators spend many nights and weekends supervising a wide array of events. During #MASSPchat we generally focus on instructional leadership topics, but this week let's talk about some management items that you are likely to consumed with: athletic events, dances, band concerts and student council activities.

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School Leadership Starts At Home

This year, the Carlson family finally all takes the same path in the morning. Now that my youngest is in kindergarten, my wife, three children, and I spend our days in the Sandusky Community School District. I know that many others have enjoyed this experience, but having it happen in our family has given me a new perspective. For starters, it is nice to know that the long hours I put in as Sandusky Junior/Senior High School principal have a direct impact on my family. More than this, having my entire family under the same “school roof” has motivated me to lead our school to benefit all families and taught me some valuable lessons.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

On Tuesday, the Michigan Department of Education went live with their Parent Dashboard, the new online data portal that is replacing the old color-coded school report card and other previous school accountability systems. The Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference was held Thursday to come to agreement on how much money the Governor and legislature will be able to plan on when setting their budget recommendations for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

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House Ed Committee Discusses WorkKeys, MHSAA Transfer Rule

On Thursday, the House Education Committee took up a pair of bills that are of particular interest to Principals. HB 4501, introduced by Rep. John Reilly (R-Oakland), would effectively make it optional for schools to administer the WorkKeys portion of the Michigan Merit Exam (MME). HB 5393, introduced by Rep. Jim Tedder (R-Clarkston), is a recently introduced bill that would impact a school’s ability to enforce current Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) rules governing athletic transfers.

HB 4501 – WorkKeys