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MANS Events 2014

MANS Public Policy Day - March 19 - Lansing, MI


PPDay 2014MANS members speak with presenters Ian Kennedy and Rachael Fox, Warner Norcross & Judd LLPOver 100 MANS administrators participated in Public Policy Day on March 19th, taking back valuable information to their schools on issues impacting their work on a daily basis.  The day began with a presentation by Ian Kennedy and Racheal Fox from Warner Norcross on Michigan State policy compliance audits involving employee criminal background checks.  MVU’s Jamey Fitzpatrick finished out the morning with an in depth look at Section 21f of the State School Aid Act which expands digital learning options for all students in Michigan.  Jamey discussed some of the particular nuances of the law and the impact on non-public schools.


FlanaganLuncheon speaker Mike Flanagan, State Superintendent of SchoolsState Superintendent Mike Flanagan joined us for lunch and gave an overview of some of the issues before the Michigan Department of Education.  Superintendent Flanagan praised the work of faith-based schools and in particular noted the work that is done by our schools with those less fortunate.


The afternoon began with an overview of Michigan’s shared time law from MDE’s Brian Ciloski, an analyst in the Per Pupil Accounting Office.  Mary Drew (AG) and Paul Stankewitz (MCC) discussed recent and future legislative initiatives.  The day concluded with an outstanding presentation from the Dean of the University of Michigan’s Department of Education, Dr. Deborah Ball, on educator evaluations and her work as the Chair of the Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness. 


Thank you so much! I was a new principal at the conference. I Iearned so much and enjoyed myself. The campus and facility was fantastic! - Dave Kaiser, Christ the King

MANS Administrators' Conference 2014 - October 8 - 10 - Crystal Mountain


The tri-ennial MANS Administrators' Conference is scheduled for next fall on October 8-10, 2014 at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, Michigan. Keynote speaker Mike Schmoker is a former administrator, English teacher and football coach and will lead participants in learning precisely where to focus their precious time, efforts and resources to ensure that all students are prepared for the 21st century demands of college, careers and citizenship. You will leave this session knowing both what to do and how to do it, in ways that will yield immediate and significant results.

Mark your calendar today and plan to be there to learn, network, and re-charge in spectacular northern Michigan -- at the peak of the color season! Conference programming will be tailored to the unique needs of leaders serving in faith-based school communities. Registration opens in April.



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