The State Board voted this past Wednesday to adopt an LGBTQ guidance document that addresses, among other things, the controversial issue of transgender student bathroom and locker room use. The vote was, unsurprisingly, along party lines and came only after several hours of public comment both for and against. Legislatively, the House Education Committee took more testimony on proposed regulations around the use of seclusion and restraint in schools.
This past week, the State Board of Education (SBE) voted to adopt non-binding guidance for schools on LGBTQ issues, including transgender student bathroom and locker room use. While the guidance and the vote have drawn extensive public attention, Principals and other school leaders should note that compliance with the guidance is entirely voluntary.
School is back in session and principals all over the state are preparing for the inevitable homecoming festivities associated with the fall season. Let's chat about ideas, supervision strategies, and procedures to make this the best homecoming season ever!
The Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals is please to announce the addition of a new staff member, Tammy Jackson, who will serve as Associate Director beginning this fall. We hope you will join us in welcoming her to the MASSP team.