Principals are the keystones of a their buildings, but often don't get recognition for all the hard work they do to improve student success. So during the month of October we celebrate YOU – the building leaders – who go above and beyond the call of duty every day. Throughout the month, MASSP will be putting the spotlight on the Principal, the leader who gets up early and stays up late – going above and beyond to get the job done. Thank you for your service to your schools, students, staff and your community!
Mike Hobolth is the Associate Principal at Lapeer Community Schools, Zemmer Campus and has been an MASSP member since 2002.
The House and Senate reached agreement this week on a 3rd grade reading retention bill, which is now on its way to the Governor. The final bill closely resembles the version that was voted out of the Senate this past spring and retains crucial provisions such as a parent opt-out for allowing students to progress to fourth grade and gives students a variety of ways to demonstrate proficiency so they are not unnecessarily retained.
On Thursday, the House Education Committee passed a nine-bill package of legislation aimed at overhauling Michigan's laws on the use of seclusion and restraint in schools. While the proposed legislation would enact some significant changes, the bills sponsors and their primary champion, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, have worked closely and proactively with the school community and have managed to ally the concerns raised by most school groups, including MASSP.
The Topic: Academic Culture
Creating a culture of success for all of the students in your building is crucial. This week, join me and guest moderator Donna Bougnher, Principal of Grayling High School, to talk about the ways in which we can build and maintain an academic culture that promotes student success.