PA 75 and 3% Healthcare Contributions FAQs

How much money will be refunded to me? ORS will notify members of their refund amount soon. Please continue to check the What’s New section for more information as it becomes available. When will I receive my refund? ORS will provide the essential data regarding the refunded contributions and interest to employers no later than January 10, 2018. Employers will receive a transfer …

Michigan’s Individualized Reading Improvement Plan

Resources to Support the Individual Reading Instruction Plan (IRIP) We know that your commitment to helping all of your students become readers and writers has been a focus for you AND we understand that the Michigan Reading Legislation has influenced the sense of urgency around reading proficiency in the state for our K-3 students.  In a sincere labor of love …

Supreme Court Rules for School Personnel On 3% Issue

The Supreme Court has unanimously held the state wrongly held back 3 percent of public school employees pay, meaning more than $550 million will be returned to school workers. The order, in AFT v. Public School Employee Retirement System, held the 2010 law that allowed the state to hold 3 percent of the pay for future retirement and health care benefits was …

Weekly Update – 12/19/2017

The Assessment Think Tank How do we know when students are learning? How do we “prove” when students have learned? What do we do when students are NOT learning? Also, what do we want students to learn? These are the basic questions guiding teaching, learning and assessing in our schools. I have had the great pleasure to attend the Michigan …

Legislative Update – 12/15/17

CTE Package Passes the House On the last day of session before winter break, the House approved a package of bills aimed at increasing access to CTE programs in the state. The package of 5 bills now heads to the Senate for consideration after the New Year. Here is a description of the package: HB 5139-Passed 97-13 Requires MDE to …