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Election Results - Congratulations Board Members!

MASSP is pleased to announce the winners of this year's elections to the Board of Directors. After two weeks of voting by the membership, the polls closed on Friday and winners were notified. This year's class of Board members includes five returning faces and three new ones, as well as a newly created position. Congratulations to all of the elected Board Members!

President-Elect Jennifer Bustard

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

The House K-12 budget subcommittee met on Tuesday afternoon and reported out their version of the budget which included a counter-proposal to Governor Snyder Marshall Plan for Talent. This is a departure from the Senate version of the K-12 budget which passed out of subcommittee prior to spring recess, but included no action on the Marshall Plan (opting instead to deal with it in a separate bill at a yet-to-be-determined date). Other than the budget, the week was light on education policy action as the Legislature is just returning to Lansing after a two-week spring recess and seems to be spending its energy preparing for the next big wave of policy debates.

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Member Spotlight: Brett Pedersen

We want to share good news about education! MASSP is turning the spotlight on members who are making an impact in their school, district and community. Spotlighted members exemplify the mission of the MASSP: To advance learning through educational leadership.

Brett Pedersen, Assistant Principal, Mill Creek Middle School - Dexter

How long have you worked in education?
14 years

How long have you been an administrator?
7 years

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Help Students Use Their PSAT/SAT Scores to Identify Potential Colleges with the Big Future College Search

Continuing the series of highlighting activities and resources that take place in MASSP's recently updated Data Analysis Protocol 2.0 Workshop, participants will learn about a great student resource called Big Future. Another free resource by College Board, Big Future can help students identify potential colleges and universities based on a variety of criteria, including a student's current PSAT/SAT score.

Using the Big Future Website

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House Subcommittee Budget Reported

On Tuesday afternoon, the House K-12 budget subcommittee reported out its version of the K-12 budget for 2018-19. Like the Governor and the Senate, the House included a sizable foundation increase on the 2X formula, some new funding for CTE and the $25 per pupil bonus for high school students that first appeared in last year's budget. Like the Senate, the House also restored the cuts proposed by Governor Snyder to shared time and cyber schools. The House also included the Governor's Marshall Plan for Talent proposal as part of their recommendation, something that the Senate plans to do as a separate bill.


Here's a side-by-side breakdown of the major provisions of the House, Senate, and Executive budget recommendations: