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A change in state law now requires that school employees who suspect abuse or neglect of a child must personally report their suspicions directly to state authorities. Employees designated as mandatory reporters no longer can have someone else make the call for them, and all reports must be made immediately to Child Protective Services. Teachers,…
Beginning in the first pay period of 2017, some school employees may have more money deducted from their paychecks for retirement savings unless they opt out during a small December window. Members who miss the December opt-out will have the withdrawal made from their first paycheck in January, but they can choose to opt out…
In Michigan teen death rates from accidents and disease dropped in recent years, while they rose for suicide. Schools can do something about that. Powerful new – free – programs are available for high schools to help both students and staff recognize the early warning signs of mental illness and know what to do if…
MEA members in good standing can submit artwork for an annual art exhibition and sale that results in some pieces being purchased for display at MEA headquarters or regional offices. Entries to the 53rd Annual MEA/Michigan Art Education Association (MAEA) Art Acquisitions Purchase Exhibition will be accepted from Feb. 20 – March 4, 2017. Works…
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By now you’ve probably seen or heard about a viral Facebook video that shows in the wake of Tuesday’s election. You might have heard about similar incidents being investigated in DeWitt Schools.
It’s official-Michigan’s new Speaker of the House, Rep. Tom Leonard (R-DeWitt), says one of his top priorities will be to come after educator pensions.
Changes are coming to education policy in Michigan, and several opportunities exist for MEA members and others to get involved.