Why did you go into administration? When you reflect on this question, many of us were fortunate to have the encouragement of a mentor who told us we had "Principal potential." Building administration is a tough gig – we need to help grow the profession by identifying and supporting staff members who have the potential to lead. To this end, MASSP has designed a great one-day, Saturday session to help those interested in Principal positions to prepare for the interview process. This one-day workshop is coming up on March 12.
Governor Snyder's Executive Budget Recommendation for the 2016-17 school year calls for a significant increase in foundation allowances and a change in pupil accounting practices that will help offset the effects of declining enrollment. This year's recommendation also includes approximately an additional $180 million increase in general fund money going to schools and another $72 million from Michigan's tobacco settlement revenue to help fund the Governor's proposed Detroit reform efforts.
Keeping Things in Perspective
The Topic: Recently, I tweeted an intriguing article about the age old debate: management vs. leadership. The article—entitled The Difference Between Administrator and Leader—can be found here: http://www.edutopia.org/discussion/difference-between-administrator-and-leader.
On Friday, a federal court judge issued an order granted a preliminary injunction on PA 269, which lifts the gag order that was currently affecting the more than 100 local districts and communities that have March elections and prevents the law from being enforced without further action from the court.