Legislative Update – 02/21/20

Subcommittees were finally able to hold hearings on the budget this week after being postponed due to heat issues last week. Wednesday the House Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid and Department of Education met. They received an overview of the FY 2020-21 Executive Budget and recommendations for School Aid. Committee members had questions about literacy coaches, lunch debt, and 31n. …

2020 MEMSPA Annual Conference Call for Proposals

Are you passionate about leadership and learning for K-8 principals? Do you have research, expertise, or experience to share with educational leaders who want to improve their leadership practice? MEMSPA invites you to apply to be a breakout session speaker at the 2020 MEMSPA Annual Conference at the Grand Traverse Resort December 2nd-4th! The theme for this year’s conference is Everyone …

Weekly Update – 2/19/20

Live Well, Lead Strong: Making Our Way Through Mid-Winter Debbie McFalone Welcome to February, my friends! I thought we’d start with this uplifting graphic from CoolPeopleCare.com. Isn’t it great??? It seems like our spirits may need a lift, and I’m wondering if life may feel just a bit difficult in your leadership role right now? If so…please know you’re not …

Legislative Update – 02/14/20

Budget season in Lansing is off and running, though a number of initial budget subcommittee hearings were postponed this week due to closure of state office buildings on Wednesday from a temporary loss of steam heat in and around the Capitol. Next week should mark the first week of subcommittees diving deeper into individual budgets, with a few weeks of …

Weekly Update – 2/11/20

Family First Amie McCaw, MEMSPA Professional Development Chair & 2019 Principal of the Year Hello MEMSPA Friends, I hope 2020 has started off strong for all of you and you have been able to hold on to that new- year rejuvenation we experience after our winter break. As for myself, I am working on it. In January I decided my …

Legislative Update – 2/10/20

Governor Whitmer today released her Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal, which provides a significant increase to education funding based on available, existing revenues. The Governor’s budget increases K-12 operational funding by $415 million as follows: $290 million to increase the per-pupil foundation allowance by $150 to $225 per-pupil, utilizing a 1.5x formula, bringing the minimum foundation allowance to $8,336 per-pupil …