Principal’s Award

Click Here to Download the 2018 Principal’s Award! As the end of the school year draws near, we at the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association are making a “Principal’s Award” available to every principal in the state of Michigan. We believe that there is an exemplary child in every school who deserves special recognition from their building principal. …

Legislative Update – 3/23/2018

Senate Budget Reported from Committee The Senate Budget was reported form sub appropriations committee this week. The House decided to wait until after the spring break to report their budget. The analysis for the Senate budget is attached. Some of the highlights of the budget include:   Foundation Allowance: Increased via the 2x formula from $115 for basic funded districts …

Weekly Update – 3/20/2018

Principal to Principal:  Will You Forgive Me? “To err is human; to forgive, divine.”—Alexander Pope Derek Wheaton Before Oprah went off the air with her show, I always hoped that she would do one with educators who could invite their first class of students that they taught, now all grown up.  This would provide an opportunity for teachers to relieve …

Weekly Update – 2/13/18

Celebrating Black History By Jeremy Patterson, MEMPSA President MEMSPA Friends, There is a lot of wisdom in the saying, “If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you are going.”  History is so vital in not only telling our story, or passing on traditions but most important of all, history affords us an opportunity to learn …

Legislative Update – 2/12/18

Executive Budget Highlights Total Funding: The School Aid budget includes $12.7 b in School Aid Funds and $45m in General Fund for next fiscal year. In the current fiscal the School Aid Budget is funded at 12.5b SAF with $215m in GF support. (Sec. 11) Per Pupil Foundation Allowance: The foundation allowance is increased using the 2x formula by $120- …

Weekly Update – 2/6/18

IHSIP Grantee – Sycamore Elementary Sycamore Elementary School, in collaboration with MEMPSA, has integrated two health goals into our School Improvement Plan. After attending a presentation on the importance of the health and learning link (“students who are healthy are better able to learn”), we wrote the goals of improving students’ healthy eating habits and social emotional learning into our …