Bob Kefgen's picture

Lame Duck Update - Week 2

Two weeks down, one to go. And while only a few issues have made it across the finish line, there is still plenty outstanding and the clock hasn't run out yet. Let's review the last week's worth of activity and see where the still outstanding issues are standing.

MPSERS

wendyz@michiganprincipals.org's picture

New Changes to Simplify College Board Accommodations Process

On December 1, 2016, the College Board announced a simplified process for requesting accommodations, making it easier for eligible students to receive the support they need on College Board assessments. Beginning January 1, 2017, the vast majority of students who are approved for and using testing accommodations at their school through a current IEP or 504 Plan will have those same accommodations automatically approved for taking the SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9.

Jason Messenger's picture

Winning Back Your Day: TIME

Written by Jason Messenger, Principal at Lakeshore Middle School (Stevensville) and Region 7 Representative on the MASSP Board of Directors

Colin Ripmaster's picture

Reminders Regarding Midyear Progress Reports

Michigan statute requires all probationary teachers and teachers who were rated Ineffective or Minimally Effective on their most recent year-end evaluation be provided an individualized development plan, that is developed by appropriate administrative personnel in consultation with the teacher. An IDP shall include specific performance goals, and any recommended professional development, instructional support and/or coaching to achieve performance goals. This IDP shall not exceed 180 days.