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The passage of HB 4375 and the recent changes to Michigan's retirement law combined with the ongoing educator shortage have left some schools scrambling to fill vacancies this school year. In an effort to help districts fill the gap, MASSP has…
It's back to school time! As we typically do at this time of the year, MASSP is here to review what new laws and requirements Principals will want to be aware of as they enter the new school year. There are several issues worth noting for 2022-23,…
The Michigan Legislature has passed SB 845, the 2022-23 K-12 budget and it's pretty much all really good news. There are big increases in the foundation allowance, At Risk, and special education funding. Those are coupled with big investments in…
The Michigan Legislature is now on their summer recess and likely won't be back until September, so it's time to review what they got done and what they left undone in the last week before they skipped town. The biggest item with a check mark next…
Michigan schools are getting a new, simplified set of rules for employing retired educators. Under HB 4375 and 5536, any educator could retire and return to work at a school in any position without earning limits or pension penalties provided they…
On Tuesday, the House Education Committee kicked of the week by voting out SB 600-603,  a quartet of bills aimed at restricting the ability of local districts, local health departments, and the State of Michigan from imposing COVID-19 vaccination,…
With billions of additional dollars to spend, you might think it would be easier, not harder, to finalize a budget, but that just goes to show that you aren't the Governor or a member of the Michigan Legislature…the short version of this story is…
The Legislature sent HB 5190 to Governor Whitmer's desk this week, where she is expected to sign it. The bill will amend the MMC to add a new half credit personal finance (or what Michigan's current high school content standards refer to as…
On Tuesday, the House Education Committee kicked off the week by taking testimony (but no vote) on SB 600-603, a quartet of bills aimed at restricting the ability of local districts, local health departments, and the State of Michigan from imposing…
The June issue of MICIP Continuous Communication, which came out this week, has a must read article for Principals about the new MICIP process and some upcoming deadlines that apply to all schools starting this summer. We've reproduced the original…
Wednesday, June 1 was the deadline for ballot initiatives to submit signatures in order to be included on the November 2022 general election ballot. In past years, once this deadline passed it was safe to go back out in public without worrying about…
You've doubtless seen the headlines: "Whitmer Proposes $280 Million Tutoring Program." If you went looking for details – maybe because you were trying to figure out how this was different from the tutoring vouchers proposal (HB 5859 and SB 925)…