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June 2017
Issue No. 3
MANS Legislative e-News
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510 S. Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933
Good Morning,
Some positive news in the 2017-18 budget for nonpublic schools.  The legislature restored $2.5 million in funding for compliance with state health and safety mandates.  Also shared time funding was mostly restored as the legislature added language that places a cap on the amount of money that public school shared time providers can receive for providing services. 
It has been a positive year on the legislative front and the credit for that goes to all of our faith-based school administrators, teachers and parents who engaged with their lawmakers and continue to advocate that faith-based schools matter and the children that attend those schools deserve the same rights and benefits as those who attend public schools. 
Summer is a great time to connect with your Senators and Representatives.  The 4th of July Parade, community picnics, office hours are all potential opportunities for you to reach out locally and advocate for your students and schools.  Wishing you all a blessed and peaceful 2017 Summer.


Brian Broderick
Michigan Association of Non-public Schools
Quick Policy Update

FY 2017-18 K-12 Education Budget Update 
A Conference Committee came to an agreement regarding the 2017-18 K-12 Education Budget. The budget now goes to both chambers and then on to the Governor for his signature. 

Section 152b Health and Safety Update
While litigation is still in process, non-public schools all over Michigan just completed their request for reimbursement. 

House Bills 4425 & 4426 
Two bills were introduced to the House Education Reform Committee regarding vaccination of children. MANS opposed the two bills as they were presented to the committee. 
MANS is dedicated to advancing the cause of faith-based schools in Michigan. Our work in Lansing is only valuable if we have support from knowledgeable stakeholders involved.  Join us! Together with parents, educators, pastors and friends, we can make a difference for Michigan's children.
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