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Grassroots Parent Group Initiative

Parents from throughout the Muskegon Area are joining a new "Friends of Muskegon Area Schools" parent group that will advocate for the educational interests of children by receiving and sharing informational emails and communicating with our lawmakers. To join, simply email friendsofmuskegonareaschools@gmail.com

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December 6, 2016

Senate Republicans back away - for now - from efforts to reform teacher pension system

Senate Republicans on Tuesday backed off efforts to pass legislation in the lame duck session that would put all new teachers into a 401(k) and prohibit them from accessing retirement plans that more closely resemble traditional pensions.

Senate Republicans back away - for now - from teacher pension system reform

November 30, 2016

Senate committee approves bill to place new teachers in 401(k) retirement plans

New school employees would be placed in a 401(k) and prohibited from accessing a retirement plan that more closely resembles a traditional pension under controversial legislation narrowly approved Wednesday by a state Senate committee.

Senate committee approves bill to place new teachers in 401(k) retirement plans

November 23, 2016

Betsy DeVos appointed education secretary by President-elect Donald Trump

Michigan school choice advocate and longtime Republican supporter Betsy DeVos has been selected to serve as President-elect Donald Trump's education secretary. 

Betsy DeVos appointed education secretary by President-elect Donald Trump

 

Our own Senator Goeff Hansen is now serving as the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on K-12, School Aid, and Education. He is a key contact in Lansing regarding school funding.