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On Thursday, Governor Whitmer presented her Executive Budget Recommendation for the 2020-21 school year to a joint meeting of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. The Governor's recommendation calls for a 2X foundation allowance increase…
During testimony to a joint meeting of the House Education Committee and the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Michael Rice called on the Michigan Legislature to "[layer] in additional…
Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday at a 1:30 p.m. press conference that contact sports would be permitted to resume beginning on Monday, February 8 subject to safety requirements. The order applies to all sports, not just MHSAA athletics,…
JoLynn Clark, Principal of Frankenmuth High School, has been appointed to the Student Recovery Advisory Council of Michigan. This is the second time that Ms. Clark has been tapped to serve in an advisory capacity by Governor Whitmer. The Council is…
The State of the State address is typically held in the House chambers and delivered to a joint session of the Michigan legislature and also includes state agency heads and the Michigan Supreme Court. But those are just conventions, not requirements…
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…