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Option to Purchase Service Credit Ends September 29

As part of the changes to the MPSERS system passed by the legislature in June, public school employees will no longer be able to purchase service credit after this September. The option to purchase years of service credit was closed to new employees when the legislature created the Pension Plus (hybrid) system, but was left open to those employees first hired before July 1, 2010.

All school employees who are members of either the Member Investment Plan (MIP) or the Basic Plan have until September 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to take action if they wish to purchase service credit before the option is closed.

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Renew or Start Your MASSP Membership

Welcome back! Hopefully, you spent more of the month of July out of your office than in it...and got some much-needed rest and relaxation! Now that you're back, make sure you start the school year off on the right foot and renew your MASSP membership. And if you're a new administrator, be sure to join Michigan's premier education association! If you can't find the renewal form we sent you, don't worry! You can download one here or fill out the information in our online form. We'll also be sending all non-renewed members another hardcopy in the mail over the next few weeks.'s picture

The New Principals Network - Enroll Now for 2017-18

The job of Principal and Assistant Principal is one of the most important hires in any school district. They are the face and energy of the building. In order for new administrators to be successful, it is vital for them to have key background information, access to current educational legislation and to develop their professional network. MASSP continues to provide training and networking opportunities for these new administrators with the New Principal's Network – formerly known as Bootcamp – led by 31-year veteran administrator, Tammy Jackson. Do you know of a newly hired administrator or one who's 2-3 years into the position? Give them a leg up and let them know that the New Principal's Network is currently accepting enrollments for the 2017-18 school year.'s picture

Plan Ahead for Your Professional Growth

Your students and staff are gone for the summer and you finally have time to breathe! We hope you are taking some well deserved time off and recharging with friends and family. But we also know that this is the time of year when many building leaders finally have a chance to look forward at the next school year and start to plan.

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Legislative Update Webinar Recording

On Thursday, MASSP’s Bob Kefgen hosted a legislative update webinar to review the latest out of Lansing, preview the major issues facing Principals going into the 2017-18 school year, and highlight some of the education issues that will be making headlines this coming fall. For those who weren’t able to participate in the live webinar, we recorded the webinar for you to watch at your leisure.

For those looking for written resources, we’ve also include links below to our presentation slides and the various resources and information we shared or covered during the webinar.