Once again, the Michigan Association of School Administrators and the Michigan Association of School Boards will be jointly hosting the Legislative Conference. The combined influence of our two organizations has an even stronger impact on legislators than either separately. Legislators and attendees have commented on the value of this joint conference and the “one-stop shop” feeling that they get.

The value of speaking with one voice with legislators and your communities is more important this year than many in the past. Some in Lansing would like nothing more than to see districts fighting one another. We must be united!

You can have a great impact on the legislative process if you show legislators how important education is by being here in Lansing and letting them know you hold them accountable for funding Michigan public schools.

For questions about registration, please contact Cheryl Huffman at chuffman@masb.org or 517.327.5915. For questions regarding program content, please contact Jennifer Smith at jsmith@masb.org or 517.327.5912.


  • When: May 22, from 7:15 am to 12:15 p.m.
  • Where: Radisson Hotel in Downtown Lansing, 111 N. Grand Ave., Lansing, MI 48933
  • Cost: $125
  • To register, download the registration form and return it by May 15.


Draft Agenda

7:15 a.m. Registration and Hot Breakfast
8 a.m. Welcome
Chris Wigent, MASA Executive Director
Don Wotruba, CAE, MASB Executive Director
8:15 a.m. Legislative Panel on Career and Technical Education
9:25 a.m. Breakout Sessions

  • The School Aid Budget: What Numbers Can You Expect This Year?
  • How to Make the Most of Your Legislative Meetings
  • Title IX
  • Legal Issues
10:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions
Repeat of 9:30 a.m. sessions
11:15 a.m. Panel Discussion on School Safety Initiatives
12:05 p.m. Legislative Talking Points
MASA and MASB Government Relations Staff
12:15 p.m. Adjourn
Head to the Capitol for meetings, session and committees; lunch on your own