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Changes Ahead for MHSAA Transfer Regulation

Article written and provided by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA). For questions or concerns, please contact MHSAA at info@mhsaa.com or (517) 332-5046.

MHSAAThe "sport-specific" transfer rule proposal has been circulating for nearly a year and has found support among most audiences. It was adopted by the MHSAA Representative Council at its May 2018 meeting. Under the new rule, a transfer student's eligibility in 2019-20 will be based upon that student's participation in the upcoming school year (2018-19).

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Member Spotlight: Bart Wegenke

We want to share good news about education! MASSP is turning the spotlight on members who are making an impact in their school, district and community. Spotlighted members exemplify the mission of the MASSP: To advance learning through educational leadership.

Bart Wegenke, Principal, Haslett High School

How long have you worked in education?
30 years

How long have you been an administrator?
18 years

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

The House Workforce Committee took testimony but no votes this week on a pair of education bills: SB 344 would create an optional state-recognized STEM diploma endorsement that school districts could give students at their discretion and HB 5907 would require districts to inform students about college-credit-by-testing options like AP, IB, and CLEP, which is not a new requirement, but would add some additional specificity to an existing state law.

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Positive News from Consensus Revenue Estimates

The State Treasurer and directors of the House and Senate Fiscal Agencies met Wednesday to come to consensus on the revenue estimates that will be used to finalize state budgets for next year. The short story: better than expected income tax revenue means more money in both the State's general fund and School Aid Fund for both the current year and next year. Hopefully the increased projections in both funding sources mean the Legislature is less likely to increase their raid on the School Aid Fund to pay for general fund projects…but no guarantees.

Here is a breakdown by the numbers and then some context of how this is likely to play out as the Legislature and Governor's office work to finalize budgets for the 2018-19 school year.

By the Numbers

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New Tool for Student Growth Calculations: Data Goes In, Ratings Come Out

Calculating student growth for evaluations is hard; and doing it correctly is even more difficult. State law says it has to be based on three years of data from multiple measures. For teachers of tested grades and subjects, half of the student growth rating must be based on the three most recent years of state test data, or whatever is available. Starting next school year the weight rises to 40% of an evaluation, increasing the significance of evaluating performance. And to top it all off, districts are responsible for rostering and aggregating the data, and then calculating ratings for individual teachers, building administrators and central office administrators. Stressed yet?