The groups are asking the State of Michigan” to immediately provide clarity to Michiganders on what’s next for our children”
LANSING, MI (WTVB) – State officials are receiving increasing pressure to make decisions on the remainder of the school year, and what to do about days missed by students so far.
A letter was sent Wednesday on behalf of the Michigan Association of School Boards, as well as associations representing school superintendents and intermediate school districts, calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, State Superintendent Michael Rice and state lawmakers “to immediately provide clarity to Michiganders on what’s next for our children. Further delay creates uncertainty for countless communities across our state.”
Two lawmakers, State Representative Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown) and Senator Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia) say they already have legislation drafted to forgive missed days, fix teacher evaluations, and address questions related to a third-grade reading law that retains students who don’t read at a high enough level.
In their to leaders in Lansing, the educators urged the state to waive the days of instruction that fell during the shutdown and work on a plan that acknowledges disparities that exist related to broadband access and technology.
State lawmakers, including Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, the governor, and state board of education officials will reportedly continue their talks over the weekend.
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