Written for MASSP's LegalEase newsletter by the attorneys at Lusk Albertson
The final weeks of 2016 held several important developments for public education. Legislative enactments by the "lame duck" Michigan Legislature were the primary source, but the Michigan Court of Appeals also weighed in with an important decision. Here's a quick recap of the final flurry of activity in 2016…
Zero Tolerance Legislation
K-12 Education, for the most part, looks exactly the same as it did more than 125 years ago. However, during the same time period, virtually every aspect of the human existence has changed dramatically. Societal norms, economics, communication, lifestyles and access to information are all very different today and continue to change at an escalating rate.
Are you considering seeking a superintendency? Or are you interested in exploring the possibility? If so, the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) is offering two opportunities with our veteran consultants to help you with your resume and interview preparation.
Join Karen Reiff, The Resume Strategist and Rod Green, Ph.D., MASB Search Consultant and retired 24-year superintendent for MASB’s Interview and Resume Workshop—Preparing Your Candidacy on Feb. 11 or April 29.
Todd Simmons is the Principal of Pewamo-Westphalia Middle/High School and serves as the Region 6 Representative on the MASSP Board of Directors
Governor Snyder spent a great deal of time during his 2017 State of the State speech talking about Michigan's financial and economic improvements since he took office. While he did not speak at length about education issues and didn't offer any specific new proposals, there were a handful of issues discussed that are of specific interest to secondary principals.