The Topic: Reflection on the School Year
"If you are too busy to reflect, you are too busy to grow." —Bob Garmston
Join me and Christine Schneider from the Michigan eLibary on Wednesday at 9 a.m. for a free webinar focused on all of the test prep materials available on the MeL website. There are many resources for both SAT an ACT prep available to students/schools free of charge. This webinar will walk you through all of the available materials. Please feel free to extend the offer to participate in the webinar to anyone on your staff who would benefit from knowing more about this resource!
On Tuesday, the May Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference told the world (or at least the portion of it that was listening) that Michigan's revenues are going to be less than initially anticipated back in January, but exactly how this translates in the final budget picture is as yet unclear.
On Thursday, the House Workforce & Talent Development Committee reported out HB 5463, which would make changes to the world language and visual, performing and applied arts portions of the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC).
The State Treasurer and directors of the House and Senate Fiscal Agencies met Tuesday to come to consensus on the revenue estimates that will be used to finalize state budgets for next year. Bottom line: the numbers are not looking as good as they were in January, both in terms of the School Aid Fund and the General Fund. However, the picture is not so bleak that schools are likely to see cuts. More likely, just smaller increases.