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The Tax That is Not to Seem Like A New Tax

SENATE REPUBLICANS MAY HAVE A PLAN – It took longer than anticipated and slid by several self-imposed deadlines in the process, but it appears Senate Republicans have finally reached a consensus on how they want to respond to Governor Rick Snyder’s budget.

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Legislature and MEA Play One-up on Strike Talk

House Republicans have introduced legislation to penalize teachers’ unions and those who participate in an illegal strike. Under the plan, unions would be faced with a $5,000 fine per striking teacher. In addition, striking teachers would have their certificate suspended and be required to pay a fine equal to a day’s pay for each day they strike.

However, MASSP asks: "Is this statewide strike talk a tactic to have the Legislature 'take their eye of the ball' in regard to tenure and insurance reform?"

A related March 26, Detroit Free Pressarticle by Lori Higgins states -

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A MASSP member recently e-mailed: "We in our district were wondering was there any attempt to galvanize the efforts and unite all the administrative associations to oppose the disinvestment in public education and continued cuts to school funding? With the news of a 'Tea Party' rally in support of the proposed draconian cuts, a united front from the various education associations is needed.

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Social Media Guidelines for School Districts

MASSP has received numerous inquiries as of late regarding social media policies. Ric Wiltse, MACUL Executive Director, provided some useful resources on the topic at MASSP's Mid Winter Summit for Assistant Principals.

Here are a few items worth checking out:

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Fight Underage Drinking at Your School

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and an excellent time for all of us to place greater emphasis on educational programs that discourage underage drinking.