Leader Digital FeatureMASA and MAISA joined forces to bring attention to a federal policy issue that will affect every district in Michigan: the elimination of Title II, Part A funding through ESSA. So far, more than 200 superintendents have signed a letter to Michigan’s Congressional Delegation urging lawmakers to protect Title II-A funding. If you have not yet added your name, we are asking you to do so now.

Title II, Part A funding of ESSA is a vital source of professional development dollars, and it is essential to helping superintendents as they work to prepare, train and recruit the talent we need in our schools. In the 2016-17 school year, Michigan received $84.5 million in Title II-A funding. Under the budget proposal submitted by President Trump for 2017-18, Title II-A funding is eliminated.

MASA and MAISA want to ensure the members of Michigan’s Congressional Delegation know where our members stand on this issue. We are asking superintendents to sign a letter urging our members of Congress to protect Title II-A funding throughout the budget process. To read the full letter, click here. To add your name to the letter, visit https://goo.gl/forms/KGapH2kaXMXGfIi23. In July, Peter Spadafore will deliver the letter to members of Michigan’s Congressional Delegation during his trip to Washington, D.C., as part of an AASA advocacy day.

Your participation in signing this letter will take only a moment. Please add your name to help protect Title II-A funding.