MEA President statement on introduction of HB 5803, SB 911

The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Chandra Madafferi in response to the introduction of HB 5803 and SB 911. These bills propose reducing the capped rate that schools must contribute to the state educator retirement system by 7% and eliminating the 3% contribution from school employees for retiree health care, now that the system is overfunded.

“We commend Sen. Hertel and Rep. Koleszar for bringing forward this essential legislation. It moves us closer to relieving our public schools from an unfair financial burden, allowing us to redirect more resources towards enhancing student success. Enacting these bills and centering the FY24-25 budget around them would mark a historic investment in public education. This action would signal Michigan’s commitment to prioritizing the needs of its schools, students, and educators.”

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Erik Edoff announced as new MEA Senior Executive Director

EAST LANSING — The Michigan Education Association, the state’s largest school employee union, is proud to announce the hiring of Erik Edoff as its new senior executive director. Following a national search, MEA selected Edoff – who currently serves as Superintendent of L’Anse Creuse Public Schools – for its top staff position, providing executive leadership […]

Erik Edoff announced as new MEA Senior Executive Director

The Michigan Education Association, the state’s largest school employee union, is proud to announce the hiring of Erik Edoff as its new senior executive director. Following a national search, MEA selected Edoff – who currently serves as Superintendent of L’Anse Creuse Public Schools – for its top staff position, providing executive leadership for MEA, MESSA […]