Executive Director’s Corner

Dear MANS Member Schools, Staff, Colleagues, and Friends:

It is a busy time of year as school winds down across the state.  The legislature is wrapping up the 2017-18 budget over the next few weeks.  MANS members have worked hard over the last six months actively engaging with legislators to advocate for their schools.  We ask you one last time to call or email your State Representative and State Senator:

  • Thank you for including $2.5 million in this year’s budget to compensate non-public schools for complying with state health and safety mandates.
  • Thank you for $250,000 for non-public schools to participate in a grant competition for the FIRST Robotics program
  • Oppose the .75 FTE cap on shared time students proposed in the Senate Education budget

We hope to see you this summer at one or all of the valuable professional learning opportunities offered by MANS including the Engaging Philanthropy Workshop and Law Day.  More information is included in MANS Notes.

Please do not delay in registering for the MANS Administrators’ Conference scheduled for October 11-13, 2017 at Mackinac Island.

The MANS staff would like to wish you a joyful, restful, fun and blessed Summer Break!

Brian Broderick
MANS Executive Director