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MASA Accepting Nominations for Superintendent of the Year

The MASA Michigan Superintendent of the Year Award is presented to a superintendent who has shown tremendous effort and dedication to enriching the lives of children and the community as a whole. This individual is recognized for strong leadership, creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students, communication skills, professionalism, community involvement and the success of students that has taken place during tenure in their district.

The deadline to submit an application for the Michigan Superintendent of the Year is September 1, 2017. All nominations must be submitted through the AASA State Superintendents of the Year website at

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MDE Communications to Note

Each week, MASSP looks through all of the MDE communications sent to the field, including Memos and Spotlight, to ensure that you're aware of important information and deadlines. Below are two items to make sure you're aware of.

MEMO #072-17 - 2016-2017 Graduation Rate Appeals Window

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Back to School Legislative Update on 8/16

Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 10:30 a.m. for a free webinar to make sure you know what's coming down the pike this school year! MASSP’s Government Relations team will highlight key items you need to know for this school year, including changes to Seclusion & Restraint and Zero Tolerance laws, as well as touch on pending issues, including ESSA and the MMC.

Start the school year off right and get your questions answered! Click here to request access to the webinar. [Participants will receive an email prior to the webinar with access information.]'s picture

New and Improved Principal's Checklists

As hard as it may seem to get back into your office, there is something comforting about routine. As you get back into the swing of things, remember, MASSP is here to help you! If you haven't yet done so, please be sure to renew your membership for this school year!

After five years of providing members with our monthly Principal's Checklists, we decided it was time to change things up! You'll notice that we spent time this summer not only revamping the look, but also reorganizing and updating the content for each month. We also plan to provide you with even more specialized checklists and other resources in the coming months.

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Take Action to Protect Title II

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.