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

The next few weeks are critically important for MANS’ legislative outreach efforts. The
beginning of the year will bring a number of new legislators to Lansing and with the many
issues impacting non-public schools in the legislature it is important that we start to make
relationships with those that will represent us in Lansing. Last week an email was sent to
all MANS member administrators asking them to reach out and congratulate their newly
elected legislators. If you have done so already, we thank you. If not, please take a
moment to personalize the form letter and send it to your legislators.

Now is a perfect time to invite your newly elected senator and representative to visit your
school. Each of our schools have a unique story to share and it is important that
legislators know the impact MANS member schools have on the community. Continue to
share important events with them throughout the year. Invite them to come celebrate
Catholic Schools Week, Lutheran Schools Week, School Choice Week and March is
Reading Month at your school. All these small interactions will make a difference come
MANS Public Policy Day (March 14, 2019 in Lansing, Michigan) when we advocate
for non-public schools in Lansing.

This past month we kicked off the Michigan Equitable Service Collaborative with NWEA
Applying Reports and Chromebook Classrooms. These professional development events
are offered exclusively to non-public schools at a discounted rate and are funded with
Title IIa funds. The Michigan Equitable Service Collaborative is organized and staffed by
MANS. Make sure you take a look at some of the upcoming MESC Events listed below
and take advantage of these quality professional development events around the state
of Michigan.

We wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving. May you enjoy this time with family and
friends. Please know how thankful we are for all your hard work as faith-based


Brian Broderick