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Model Student Handbook - Updated and Ready for Use

An attorney-approved Model Student Handbook is ready for you to use or cut/paste as needed! MASSP is proud to offer our updated Model Student Handbook Service for K-12 building administrators.

Every year, administrators across the state spend time reviewing their handbooks, making updates and changes before sending the document out to print for the next school year. MASSP's Model Student Handbook saves you time and money by providing more than 70 student handbook entries and accompanying documentation, such as parent notifications. The entries are vetted by the attorneys at Lusk Albertson and consistent with Michigan statute and NEOLA policies. Documents are in both Word and PDF formats and easily downloadable for school use. Here's a sample of one entry...

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State of the State Conference 2018

The Michigan Association of Student Councils and Honor Societies (MASC/MAHS) 27th annual State Leadership Conference took place March 24-26 in Grand Rapids. Nearly 2,000 student leaders from more than 100 schools from across the state came together to showcase the strength of Michigan's education system – our young leaders.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

On Monday, Governor Snyder released his version of new school safety legislation which includes $20 million for school security upgrades (compared to the $100 million proposal put forward by law enforcement and school groups which also included funding for personnel) and a new state oversight body (called the Safe Schools Commission) whose duties would include annually reviewing school's safety plans and issuing safety grades to schools based on site inspections. On Tuesday the House Law and Justice Committee held the first of what is expected to be three consecutive weeks of debate on a package of bills introduced in response to the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case, but which include half a dozen bills that would impact K-12 education.

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The Potentially Slippery Slope of Student Walkouts

There's no doubt that the Parkland shooting left the nation reeling. Schools across the nation are suffering a spike in threats that have caused numerous school closures. On the more constructive end of the spectrum, schools have also seen an increase in students protests, including, most notably, the national student walkouts. Some faculty and administrators may tolerate – or even applaud – students' efforts to peaceably voice their consternation with the status quo of gun control in the United States. But what happens if you're a school administrator and, first thing tomorrow morning, a group of students – smaller than the group participating in the gun control walkouts – tells you it plans to walkout in favor of gun rights the following week?

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Best of the Best Recognized for Outstanding School Leadership

The Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) is pleased to announce its annual Administrator of the Year award winners for 2018. This year's winners include: Jason Schrock, Principal of Howell High School (High School Principal of the Year); Kevin Rhein, Principal of Pioneer Middle School in Plymouth (Middle Level Principal of the Year); Kyle Fiebig, Principal of the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (CTE Administrator of the Year) and Roger Gurganus, Assistant Principal of Brownstown Middle School (Assistant Principal of the Year).