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#MASSPchat - Same Great Discussion, More Convenient Format!

As noted in last week's Weblines we are changing up the format of #MASSPchat this year to a slow chat. This means we will post the topic and a single question each day of the week allowing everyone to post and share ideas throughout the week as it is convenient (and not during a given hour of time). As you post a response, please be sure to use the question number and include the hashtag #MASSPchat so that everyone in the chat can see your comment. As usual, we strongly encourage all participants to feel free to respond to each other's posts and not just to the prompt. This is a great PLN to belong to and we welcome anyone who wishes to exchange ideas to join our discussions.

First Ever Slow Chat Topic! Setting Goals

Chelsey Martinez's picture

MDE Communications to Note - Week of Aug. 28

Each week, MASSP looks through all of the MDE communications sent to the field, including Memos and Spotlight, to ensure that you're aware of important information and deadlines. On Thursday, several MDE Memos were issued that you don't want to miss regarding Pupil Accounting, Dual Enrollment and Opioid-Related Overdoses. Each memo can be found below.

MEMO #083-17
2017-18 Pupil Accounting Manual Update

The Michigan Department of Education has released an updated version of the Pupil Accounting Manual for the 2017-18 school year. The new manual is available on the Office of State Aid and School Finance website, or may be accessed directly through the following link.

See the full memo: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/PAM_August_599461_7.pdf

Colin Ripmaster's picture

MDE Guidance Issued on Emergency Seclusion and Physical Restraint

On Thursday, the Michigan Department of Education released guidance documents for school districts on implementing the new laws governing the emergency use of seclusion and physical restraint. These documents include an FAQ, a sample documentation form, and a sample debriefing form. To assist you in getting your head around this information, we’ve excerpted some key sections of the FAQ that Principals will want to be aware of.

Bob Kefgen's picture

2017-18 Education Laws To Be Aware Of

The 2017-18 school year is bringing a few new laws with it. You likely already have these changes well in hand, but it's not a bad idea to run down the list one more time and make sure you have all of your T's crossed and I's dotted. To that end, here is a brief review of all the various changes that are new for this school year (and one that isn't totally new, but that we are still getting a few questions about). Along with each issue, we've included links to resources and more information, just in case you need it.

Here's a clickable table of contents if you want to skip ahead:

Chelsey Martinez's picture

MDE Communications to Note - Week of Aug. 21

Each week, MASSP looks through all of the MDE communications sent to the field, including Memos and Spotlight, to ensure that you're aware of important information and deadlines. On Thursday, an MDE Memo was issued that you don't want to miss regarding Student Suspension Data Collection. It can be found here and is also reprinted in it's entirety below.

MEMO #081-17 - Student Suspension Data Collection