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Title II-A Funding At Risk, Sign Our Petition

Title II-A funding is at risk in the federal budget. If Congress were to adopt the budget proposal submitted by President Trump for 2017-18, Title II-A funding would be completely eliminated. At a time when school districts are already stretching every dollar, the proposed cuts would severely hurt districts’ ability to invest in educators and the future of our students. We need your help to send a message to Michigan’s Congressional Delegation about the importance of these dollars to schools.

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Seclusion & Restraint and Zero Tolerance Resources

Beginning on August 1, 2017, Michigan's Principals will be dealing with two significant changes in school law: a series of revisions to Michigan's Zero Tolerance statutes and new statutory requirements that govern the use of emergency use of seclusion and restraint. Because both sets of changes will require districts to conduct a thorough review of local policies and procedures, MASSP has compiled a variety of resources to help Principals in implementing any necessary changes at the building level.

Because of the unique needs of every school, there is not a right way to address the changes, but the information below should give building administrators a head start on understanding, adjusting to and explaining the new requirements.

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Legislative Update Webinar - Thursday 7/13 @ 10 a.m.

Missed the legislative update at EdCon? We’ve got you covered! Join us for a free webinar this Thursday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m.

MASSP's Government Relations team will take your questions and review the key highlights from the spring legislative session, cover important legal changes that you need to be prepared for going into the 2017-18 school year, and preview the issues likely to make a splash this coming school year. From changes to zero tolerance and seclusion restraint laws to possible legislation addressing Michigan’s substitute teacher shortage and the MMC - get the details this Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m.

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Substitute Teacher Shortage – Now a Teacher Shortage?

Written by Jim French, Principal at Portage Northern High School and President of the MASSP Board of Directors

MASSP has worked this past spring to prioritize policy initiatives for our work in the 2017-18 school year. I want to highlight one area in particular and how it impacts our work as building principals.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

The budget is a wrap; a MPSERS bill is wending its way to Governor Snyder’s desk; and the state legislature has gone home for the summer. It would be a stretch to say that the final week of legislative session was drama-free, but compared to the frantic pace of the previous week and the contentious atmosphere that came with a MPSERS overhaul, this past week was practically mellow.