This past week, the State Board of Education (SBE) voted to adopt non-binding guidance for schools on LGBTQ issues, including transgender student bathroom and locker room use. While the guidance and the vote have drawn extensive public attention, Principals and other school leaders should note that compliance with the guidance is entirely voluntary.
School is back in session and principals all over the state are preparing for the inevitable homecoming festivities associated with the fall season. Let's chat about ideas, supervision strategies, and procedures to make this the best homecoming season ever!
The Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals is please to announce the addition of a new staff member, Tammy Jackson, who will serve as Associate Director beginning this fall. We hope you will join us in welcoming her to the MASSP team.
It's ok. You can admit it. It was summer. So you missed a few editions of Weblines. So what? But wait…now your teachers are asking about the evaluation rating appeals window, your counselors seem to know more than you do about what's happening with the 3% retiree health care contributions, and a parent wants to know whether the state's new science standards require dissection.
Principals frequently contact MASSP at contract negotiation time wondering if we collect compensation and contract information for our members. While MASSP does not, one of the many benefits of membership is access to exactly this information through the Michigan Association of School Boards' (MASB) Erin service, an online, searchable database.