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Back-to-School Leg Update Webinar Recording

On Wednesday, MASSP’s Bob Kefgen hosted a back-to-school legislative update webinar to cover the big issues facing educators, review the new laws that Principals will be adjusting to this fall, and preview the education issues that are likely to be making headlines this school year. For those who weren’t able to participate live, we recorded the webinar for you to watch at your leisure.

For folks looking for written resources, we’ve also include links below to our presentation slides and the various resources and information we shared or covered during the webinar.

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Plan Ahead for Your Professional Growth

Your students and staff are gone for the summer and you finally have time to breathe! We hope you are taking some well deserved time off and recharging with friends and family. But we also know that this is the time of year when many building leaders finally have a chance to look forward at the next school year and start to plan.

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Legislative Update Webinar Recording

On Thursday, MASSP’s Bob Kefgen hosted a legislative update webinar to review the latest out of Lansing, preview the major issues facing Principals going into the 2017-18 school year, and highlight some of the education issues that will be making headlines this coming fall. For those who weren’t able to participate in the live webinar, we recorded the webinar for you to watch at your leisure.

For those looking for written resources, we’ve also include links below to our presentation slides and the various resources and information we shared or covered during the webinar.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

The budget is a wrap; a MPSERS bill is wending its way to Governor Snyder’s desk; and the state legislature has gone home for the summer. It would be a stretch to say that the final week of legislative session was drama-free, but compared to the frantic pace of the previous week and the contentious atmosphere that came with a MPSERS overhaul, this past week was practically mellow.

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Budget Finalized, High School Per Pupil Increase Resurfaces

The 2017-18 School Aid Budget is in the books and on its way to Governor Snyder for his signature. The major highlights of this year’s budget include a $25 per pupil payment for high school students, a foundation allowance increase of $60-120 per pupil (distributed using the 2X formula), and a significant increase and expansion of At Risk funding. The funding for high school students was absent in an earlier version of the budget negotiated between the House and Senate without the direct involvement of the Governor's office, but was added back in the final agreement.

The Highlights

Here is a rundown of the budget highlights of most interest to secondary Principals: