In January of 2015, the "Parent Responsibility Act" was presented to the Michigan House of Representatives by its sponsor, Al Pscholka. This bill would amend MCL 400.57b of the Michigan Social Welfare Act to prevent families with a child who misses too much school from receiving welfare benefits in the form of cash assistance.
The 2015-16 K-12 budget recommendation has been adopted by both the House and Senate and is now on to the Governor for his signature. Barring something unforeseen, this year's budget will give schools a foundation allowance increase, take steps to soften the impacts of declining enrollment, increase funding and eligibility for At Risk dollars, reduce the dollars siphoned off into categoricals, and ensure that every district in the state sees a net increase in funding when all the shifts and cuts are accounted for.
It has been a great school year for #MASSPchat! We’ve been able to engage Principals and educators from all over the State in high quality conversations on a wide array of topics. We know that this time of year is busy and hectic and even the most dedicated #MASSPchat regulars struggle to check in, so in an effort to keep the quality high we are going to start our summer hiatus now. We will resume our collaborative conversations in August.
As you may know, MASSP is also the home of a student division – MASC/MAHS Michigan Student Leadership. One of this organization's largest and most popular events is a high school Summer Leadership Camp. Each year, the SET SEG Foundation holds a scholarship contest to make attending this camp not just a dream, but a reality for students across the state.
The Michigan Department of Education put out a pair of memos this week that Principals may want to review. The first is a reminder that, because of legislation passed last year, schools now need to comply with training and reporting requirements related to anaphylaxis and epinephrine auto-injectors. The second is information about recent updates to MDE's Model Code of Student Conduct.
Here are the memos:
Michigan Public Act 187 Requirements