The NASSP Board of Directors visited Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 3. As Past President of MASSP and a retired principal from Stevensville Lakeshore, it was an honor to serve as the NASSP Representative from Region 4. The Board met initially with Congressional Staff for the House Education and the Workforce Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor Pensions Committee. Following this briefing, individual members met with Congressional Staff from their respective States.
A host of education bills that have been at a standstill in the House for months moved on to Governor Snyder’s desk this week. Chief among them were a package of dual enrollment eligibility changes and a raising of the cyber school cap. MHSAA was in the legislative and media spotlight as a Senate committee adopted a resolution urging a waiver to that association’s age limit rule.
An education policy bill had not passed the House for all of February or March and most of April, but that all changed this week. The House this week passed a whole host of legislation including its omnibus version of the K-12 budget for next year, a package of dual enrollment legislation, and a bill to raise the cap on cyber schools.
The budget process marches on as both the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees reported their versions of the School Aid budget this week. The bills will likely come up for a vote by the full chamber this coming week before the process moves on to conference committee.
The Croswell-Lexington School District announces a One-to-One initiative for the 2012-2013 school year and beyond.