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MDE Memos Review Sexual Assault/Harassment, Cert Requirements

Principals will want to be aware of three memos put out recently by MDE. The first is a special memo from State Superintendent Brian Whiston that provides an easy-to-read overview of district and educator responsibilities under state and federal law when it comes to sexual assault and harassment. The other two memos review the limits on using staff with non-traditional backgrounds in counseling or library media related roles since both of these positions require specific degrees or endorsements.

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Gov's Budget Proposal Calls for Variety of Per Pupil Increases

Governor Snyder has rolled out his final Executive Budget Recommendation…and it's a doozy. Fortunately, the major provisions are few and straightforward, making this budget pretty easy to explain and grasp. And for most Principals, this budget is good news: a big foundation increase, additional targeted adjustments for high school and CTE students, and continued funding for things like At Risk. But the Governor proposes paying for some of the new spending with targeted cuts, specifically a cap on shared time and a reduction in cyber school foundation allowances…two items that will be deal breakers for some districts.

Let's go to the film…

Foundation Allowance

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Member Spotlight: Sheila Pilmore

We want to share good news about education! MASSP is turning the spotlight on members who are making an impact in their school, district and community. Spotlighted members exemplify the mission of the MASSP: To advance learning through educational leadership.

Sheila Pilmore, Principal, Breckenridge Middle/High School

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Making Time For Intentional Collaboration

The words collaboration and leadership are two words that are prevalent in most research surrounding effective teams. Although true, it seems that there is often a lack of clarity surrounding the various strategies one might use to engage others in collaborative dialogue. There is also a lack of training for this in most traditional Ed Leadership programs – leaving school leaders without the necessary strategies to efficiently and effectively build a culture of collaboration and shared ownership for students. Modeling these behaviors and reflecting on both the content and the process after exploration will ultimately allow for the ideas to be implemented into classroom instruction.

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Preparing Your Candidacy for Superintendency

MASB is offering a day-long workshop for superintendent candidates seeking assistance with resume and interview preparation. The event is being offered on either February 17 or April 14; both sessions run from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Veteran search consultants will discuss strategies for job hunting and highlight the qualities of winning resumes and interviews. Participants will receive feedback on their own resumes and participate in mock interviews. If you plan to apply for a superintendency this season, you’ll want to take advantage of this unique opportunity!