Governor Signs Education Package

Jul 28, 2023

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

This week, Governor Whitmer signed legislation aimed at recruiting and retaining skilled educators and counselors.

Key Points:

    • Allows Michigan to accept out-of-state teaching certifications.
    • Expands the ways educators can earn advanced teaching certificates.
    • Allows the state to accept out-of-state counseling licenses, under certain conditions.
    • Requires a mix of factors to determine compensation.
    • Removes the requirement that public employers freeze compensation levels once a collective bargaining agreement expires.
    • Simplifies the process for public school employees to pay dues.
    • Removes restrictions on subjects that can be included in contract negotiations.
    • Aims to bring transparency to the factors used to fill vacancies and conduct staffing reductions at public schools.

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