The appeals window is now open for schools to challenge their 2015-16 graduation rates. The Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) opened the graduation rate appeals window on July 20 and it will remain open until September 14. Once the graduation rate is finalized, it cannot be changed. So be sure to review the MSDS and verify that the graduation rate for your district is accurate.
Mike Hobolth is the Associate Principal at Lapeer Community Schools, Zemmer Campus and has been an MASSP member since 2002.
With a new school year getting underway and an election and lame duck legislative session looming, Principals may find themselves searching for information about specific bills that they have heard about. To that end, MASSP has launched Bill Tracker through our Engage Advocacy Tool. Principals can look up specific legislation either by bill number or descriptive title.
The site includes simple, easily accessible bill information including:
This week the Michigan Department of Education released a memo outlining several recent changes to Michigan's substitute permit rules.
Last week, Governor Snyder formally requested that the Michigan Supreme Court issue an advisory opinion as to whether a controversial budget proposal appropriating money to private schools was constitutional. This week, the Supreme Court announced that it would consider the Governor's request and has called for the Governor and legislators to file briefs on the issue.