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DashBoard, March 7, 2018

In the most recent MI SoundBoard podcast, Executive Director Don Wotruba sat down with 2017-2018 Michigan Teacher of the Year Luke Wilcox from East Kentwood High School. How is education like craft beer? Wilcox shares his thoughts on this correlation, as well as what his title means, the overemphasis on standardized testing and other topics.

Following the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., there has been an increase in reported threats of violence directed at schools and students. This article is directed toward school board members to help them understand some of the challenges that schools face as they balance creating a safe environment while also avoiding costly First Amendment litigation.

The 25 recipients of the 2018 MASB/SET SEG Foundation Education Excellence Awards are some of the greatest examples of unique and innovative public school programs in the state of Michigan. Over the next few months, MASB will share the details of each program, presented in alphabetical order by district. This week we highlight the Bluff View Pond Project at A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer Area Schools.

Last week we reported on Gov. Rick Snyder’s “Marshall Plan for Talent,” however, there were very few details available. Since then we have received more information about the plan. It still lacks many details and there is no legislation yet, but it does give a better look at the Governor’s intent.

If you are bargaining a new contract this spring and summer, you should seriously consider major changes to your teachers’ compensation framework. In collecting contracts for our Erin labor relations data service, we have noticed a significant jump in the number of collective bargaining agreements leaving behind the traditional step and lane model.

DashBoard, March 14, 2018

Dual enrollment, early/middle college, career and technical education, advanced placement courses, International Baccalaureate curriculum. . .what does your district offer to increase your students’ opportunities after graduation?

MASB’s Legal Department recently filed its fourth amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief concerning the continuing litigation surrounding open carry in schools. This latest brief was the second to be filed with the Michigan Supreme Court, which had specifically invited MASB, in a Dec. 20, 2017 Order, to submit its own analysis regarding three specific legal questions. Prior briefs were filed in the Washtenaw Circuit Court as well as with the Michigan Court of Appeals.

The 25 recipients of the 2018 MASB/SET SEG Foundation Education Excellence Awards are some of the greatest examples of unique and innovative public school programs in the state of Michigan. Over the next few months, MASB will share the details of each program, presented in alphabetical order by district. This week we highlight the Job Olympics at Charlevoix-Emmet Special Education School in Charlevoix-Emmet ISD.

Christine Coady, a Presenter for the OK2SAY program and President of the Haslett Public Schools Board of Education, has learned that a few times after she’s presented to a school building they have received a tip about a student in distress that they’ve previously been unaware of, which could lead to a life-saving intervention. While many districts have programs and systems in place, this is one example of how OK2SAY can be another resource they can use to ensure student safety.

DashBoard, March 21, 2018

In the most recent MI SoundBoard podcast, Executive Director Don Wotruba sat down with Michigan State Rep. Tim Kelly (R-Saginaw Township), chair of both the House Education Policy Committee and K-12 Appropriations Subcommittee. They discussed reactions to Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed School Aid budget, term limits, Rep. Kelly's thoughts on whether we should continue to cut taxes and more!

It’s an election year and MASB’s Get on Board campaign is kicking off to encourage those interested in board service to start taking the necessary steps to get on their local ballot. That includes current board members who are up for reelection.

The 25 recipients of the 2018 MASB/SET SEG Foundation Education Excellence Awards are some of the greatest examples of unique and innovative public school programs in the state of Michigan. Over the next few months, MASB will share the details of each program, presented in alphabetical order by district. This week we highlight the Outdoor Learning Lab: Storybook Trail in the Woods at Renaissance High School and Pine Knob Elementary in Clarkston Community Schools.

Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid released its budget proposal as Senate Bill 863. Overall, the budget is $96.6 million above Gov. Rick Snyder’s recommendation. It includes a per-pupil foundation increase of $115-230 distributed through the 2x formula. This is slightly lower that the Governor’s proposed $120-240. 

DashBoard, March 28, 2018

That was one of many messages conveyed by a coalition of education groups, including MASB, law enforcement and mental health professionals who unveiled the Michigan School Safety Reform Plan last Thursday. The plan is based on clear, actionable strategies that are both effective and immediately achievable.

The 25 recipients of the 2018 MASB/SET SEG Foundation Education Excellence Awards are some of the greatest examples of unique and innovative public school programs in the state of Michigan. Over the next few months, MASB will share the details of each program, presented in alphabetical order by district. This week we highlight the Gates Traveling Library at Gates Elementary in Davison Community Schools.

The Senate K-12 Appropriations Subcommittee has presented its versions of the budget. The following highlights some of the differences between the Senate version and Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed budget. For more information, the Senate Fiscal Agency has a chart outlining the entire School Aid Budget.

Last week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told a congressional committee that her Office of Civil Rights will not investigate complaints from transgender students who are denied access to school restrooms and locker rooms unless and until the U.S. Supreme Court or Congress “clarifies the law with regard to transgender access to bathrooms, athletic locker rooms and athletic teams.” This approach by OCR departs from the Obama-era OCR, which considered such denials of access as violations of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. 

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