Ballard's picture

Do you understand MI's funding crisis?

Lansing, MI--Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) was named a winner in the 2007 annual Michigan School Public Relations Association (MSPRA) Communications Contest. WISD received a Distinguished Award in the Project or Program category for the entry, “Michigan School Funding Crisis.”
This presentation is well worth your 17 minutes to watch it. In front of 800 parents at Grand Ledge School board of education it brought a loud cheers. It is perfect to be used at a faculty meeting, parent meeting, or before student groups.

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Principals of the Year Offer Comments

After the MASSP Stories of Success Luncheon, I sat down with all of the honorees for an in-depth interview about the principalship. Here are some video clips of their responses to the questions--Diane McMillan


Ballard's picture

The Michigan I love - Good bye

October 30, 2009

Today the Governor finished the budget process. And, here’s what is now certain. The Promise scholarship that principals supported so strongly is gone. Period. As a principal and parent you know how important this was, to so many. I hate to see it go.

Quick fixes to soften the cuts in school funding for 09-10? Not going to happen. The pain of the Michigan downsize has arrived for us all in the education community. We are left with doing nothing but cut, or, do what we do much more cost effective.

Chris's picture

Reporting Student Participants in the Seat Time Waiver Program

Several offices within the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and the
Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) have received
questions about recording student and school information for students that are
participating in the seat time waiver program. Since school districts have a
November 4, 2009 deadline for submitting student counts, this memo is sent
with urgency for your attention.

The seat time waiver has been granted under the authority of state statute. That
statute specifies that the waiver may be granted to an approved alternative

Ballard's picture

One 'Yes,' One 'No'