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March 2017  
Issue No. 1
MANS Legislative e-News
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Lansing, Michigan 48933

MANS Public Policy Day is quickly approaching.  We hope to see you in Lansing on March 9th.  There you will have the chance to meet your lawmaker, interact with key figures in the Michigan Department of Education and advance the mission of faith-based schools in Michigan.  

It is state budget season in Lansing. The updates will give you a sense of some of the items that MANS is working on this spring.  Your support for these items is critical. Click here for talking points. Please establish a relationship with your local State Representative and Senator if you have not already and share the story of your faith-based school.


Brian Broderick
Michigan Association of Non-public Schools
Quick Policy Update
Executive Recommendation for FY 2018 School Aid Budget
The Governor's 2017-18 education budget was released in February and there were a few topics that impact non-public schools. 

MDE Request for Comments on Draft ESSA Plan 
The Michigan Department of Education is asking for comments on the Draft State ESSA Plan by March 16, 2017. The MDE plans to submit the plan to the U.S. Department of Education on April 3, 2017. 

Michigan State Police Criminal History Internet Subscription Service (CHRISS)
The Michigan State Police have implemented a new criminal history web-based portal called Criminal History Internet Subscription Service (CHRISS). 
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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