Take Action to Protect Title II

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Title II-A funding is at risk in the federal budget. President Trump’s budget proposes eliminating this important funding stream completely. The House Appropriations Committee has advanced a budget bill that does the same thing.

We need your help to send a message to Michigan’s Congressional Delegation about the importance of these dollars to schools. In September, MASSP will be reaching out to our state’s Congressional Delegation to let them know the importance of protecting Title II-A. To illustrate the importance of these dollars to Principals and other educators, we are asking MASSP members and other educators to sign our petition and show their support for maintaining Title II-A funding and send the following message to federal lawmakers:

"Michigan’s schools rely on Title II-A to support educator practice and growth, especially through professional development for teachers, principals, and other school leaders. At a time when school districts are already stretching every dollar, the proposed cuts would severely hurt their ability to invest in educators and, ultimately, our students’ futures. Please protect this important revenue stream."

In the 2016-17 school year, Michigan received $84.5 million in Title II-A funding. For many districts, these dollars are the primary revenue source to pay for professional development. If Title II-A funding is cut, every educator in Michigan will be affected. MASSP is working with other organizations, including MASA and MAISA, to communicate with Michigan's Congressional Delegation on the importance of continuing Title II-A funding.

The petition closes on August 31, so please take action soon. It only takes a moment to help us send a more powerful message. So please visit our Engage site to sign the petition and pass the information along to other educators in your area.