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On Thursday, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration did not have the authority to issue the Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard. Importantly, though, the Court did not issue a final…
The State Treasurer and directors of the House and Senate Fiscal Agencies met on Friday to come to consensus on the revenue estimates that will be used to begin the state budget process for 2022-23 fiscal year. The short story: state revenues for…
There's a vaccination mandate. No, it's a testing mandate. No, the court says there's no mandate. Wait, the mandate is back on. What do you have to do, when, and to whom? Bottom line: this issue is now in front of the US Supreme Court and they will…
NOTE: In the original version of this article, we reported that schools would be able to pull substitute teaching permits if they placed a staff member with fewer than 60 credits in a substitute teaching position, but that they would not be required…
Over the holiday break, two announcements from MDHHS came out that Principals will want to be knowledgeable about. The first is that MDHHS and MDE put out a joint letter to the state's superintendents with recommendations (but not requirements) for…
On their single day of session this week (and the last day of legislative session until 2022) the Legislature managed to advance a slew of budget supplementals, including one bill (HB 4398) that includes a handful of different school-related…
This article is outdated since Governor Whitmer has signed HB 4294 since this article was originally published. See MASSP's update article for the most recent information. Before leaving on their winter recess, the Michigan Legislature passed HB…
On Tuesday, over the objections of MASSP and MASA (read our joint written testimony here), the House Education committee reported out HB 4970: legislation that would require MDE to develop and require districts to provide biennial seizure awareness…
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) requires that, in order to receive funding through ARP ESSER III, every eligible district (which includes every traditional public school district in Michigan and most charter schools as well) must submit a pair of…
On Thursday, President Biden released several new national mitigation strategies in response to the new COVID-19 variants and in the context of entering the winter season. Included are some new or updated measures directly related to schools. On…
This week's shooting at Oxford High School resulted in four student deaths, many physical injuries, extensive school closures over safety concerns, an outpouring of support from across the state and nation (including this joint statement from the…
The Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has suspended activities related to implementation and enforcement of the ETS. This announcement comes after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted a motion…