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State Postpones School Pro-Ration Order

Governor HandshakeCiting at least $150 million in unanticipated revenue and savings, Governor Granholm this week delayed the implementation of her pro-ration order cutting $127 per pupil from the state’s School Aid payments to local school districts.

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BAN ON TEXTING WHILE DRIVING MOVES

Legislation barring drivers from sending or reading a text message while operating their vehicle moved forward in both chambers this week. In the House, members of the Lower Chamber gave their support to House Bills 4370 and 4394 which together prohibits the activity but makes a violation a secondary offense, meaning law enforcement cannot stop a vehicle for texting alone and dictating that a violation carries no points against the offending driver’s license.

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Invitation to Participate in Race to the Top Web Conference for Administrators

The Michigan Department of Education invites you to participate in a
very important web conference on Michigan’s bid for Race to the Top
funding. On Thursday, December 10, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., we will
provide an overview of Race to the Top requirements, Michigan’s related
integrated education reform planning efforts, and will discuss our
plans for stakeholder outreach and engagement and how you can help.
There will be a PowerPoint overview (available for sharing after the
web conference is complete) as well as an opportunity for Q&A.

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Region One

Region One Updates
Region One principals gathered together Dec 2 & 3. 16 members from one end of the U.P. to the other were accounted for. Dave Holmes from Kingsford middle school gave us all a great lesson in the use of mymassp. If any one needs information give Dave a call. Mymassp will be changing formats this week. Login and see the changes. This is a very useful site; check out the principal's help desk!

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CHAMBERS MOVE EDUCATION REFORM PACKAGES

The Michigan Legislature spent much of its time this week working on legislative proposals designed to comply with the federal “Race to the Top” educational program. Despite having federal guidelines for the program, the effort to position the measures required to qualify for up to $400 million in federal funding ran into some initial roadblocks over what the guidelines actually required.