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In response to Governor Gretchen Whitmer's release of what she called the MI COVID Recovery Plan last week, the House Republicans put forward their Help and Hope for Struggling Michiganders proposal this week. The House plan would allocate about the…
On Thursday, new House Speaker Jason Wentworth (R-Clare) released committee assignments for the upcoming session of the Legislature. For MASSP and Michigan's secondary Principals, this means we now know the names of the chairs and other key…
Today's epidemic order didn't really have much in it that directly affects schools, but there are a few things. And as community leaders (and folks who may want to eat at a restaurant), Principals probably want to know the basics. So here's a quick…
Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer rolled out her proposal for a current year budget supplemental that would allocate roughly $2 billion to K-12 education. The proposal, which is being called the Michigan COVID Recovery Plan, would distribute the…
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 next year. The short story: revenues are looking better…
Today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services updated its epidemic order to allow re-opening of additional activities. For schools, that includes allowing all non-contact sports to resume without the need to use rapid testing.…
The destruction and violence in Washington DC this week spilled over into Lansing with a bomb threat, closing down the State Capitol on Wednesday morning, but since the Michigan Legislature won't be back in session until Wednesday, January 13 when…
In response to today's announcement by Governor Whitmer and Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for MDHHS, that Michigan will begin offering rapid COVID-19 tests to schools and the goal that all schools begin…
Governor Whitmer and Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for MDHHS, announced today that Michigan will begin offering rapid COVID-19 tests to schools that want to employ voluntary rapid testing as part of their…
In December, 398 MASSP members weighed in on both immediate, pandemic-related priorities and longer-term policy priorities for the 2021-2022 legislative session. This is the most participation our priorities survey has garnered since we started it…
Today, Governor Whitmer and Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for MDHHS announced that Michigan is entering the next phase for COVID-19 vaccinations, which means that beginning this coming Monday, January 11,…
At the beginning of each legislative session, MASSP looks to its members to help set proactive policy priorities. In 2019-20, MASSP members identified three policy priorities: school funding, student & staff mental health, and supervision and…