Lansing- Today, the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators, the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators, and the Michigan Association of School Boards released the following statement regarding the Michigan Senate passing bills related to return-to-learn.

“While this was not exactly the process we had hoped for, we are encouraged to see bipartisan action between the Governor, Senate, and House. We look ahead to the next few weeks for not only implementing our Return to Learn plans for Michigan’s 1.5 million school children, but also continued cooperation with the Governor and legislature for a budget that will provide the resources we need. We also hope that this time will allow for much-need stakeholder input on the details of these bills and improvements to make them more workable in practice.

For weeks, we’ve been asking for answers to some very pressing questions, and while we may not like all of them, this bipartisan package provides us with clarity as we work toward delivering the essential service of education in the most unprecedented times. As with all compromises, this is not flawless, we hope the legislature will work with our members and key stakeholders on any future fixes needed and we stand as willing partners to craft a more perfect solution. We continue our call to Congress to provide us with the necessary federal funding to implement the changes made today.”