The Adrian Education Association represents teachers and counselors within the Adrian Public Schools.
UPDATE: MESSA’s call center is back in operation! Our employees are now able to take calls from their home offices using secure software. Need help? Call us at 800.336.0013.
A message from Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist (@LtGovGilchrist), who wanted to say thank you to all the educators working hard to help our students during this crisis. https://mea.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/mea.mp4
Amazing job AHS Staff!
The staff of Adrian High School wanted to share messages of support, encouragement, and love with their students after our 2020 face-to-face school year ended.
Stay strong Maples!
wilx.com The governor's office said the order sets guidelines for remote learning and ensures teachers and staff will be paid for the rest of the school year.
Amazing job Prairie Elementary School!
Prairie Elementary, we have a message for you...
We miss you!💙
*I do not own the rights to this song*
Coping with coronavirus: Harvard researchers share their insights into how to cope with stress, anxiety, and other strong emotions you may be experiencing in a series of webinar, podcasts and blog posts.
FROM MEA PRESIDENT PAULA HERBART: This morning, Gov. Whitmer said something aloud that I know many of you already were thinking — that schools are unlikely to physically reopen this year. She also said her office is working with lawmakers and school groups on a plan before making further announcements. MEA is absolutely one of those groups — we are continually talking with the governor’s office and lawmakers about what’s needed in any plan for both students and school employees.
We appreciate the issues and ideas that have come from members about considerations we need to bring to those conversations (feel free to add issues in the comments below). We already have a very comprehensive list regarding a litany of issues – many of which are going to vary from school district to school district. Our primary focus is ensuring that any plan allows for local districts to work with our members to determine how best to proceed for students and communities.
As soon as we can communicate further about where things are heading, we will. I ask for your patience while we work through these conversations around this rapidly changing and unprecedented situation.
To get through this difficult time, from now through May 31, Online Visits are completely free – no deductible, copay or coinsurance for medical or mental health visits. To get started, visit messa.org/onlinevisits or download the Blue Cross Online Visits app.
Teachers, I see you going above and beyond for your students right now. I’m so grateful for your dedication to their well-being.
Comment below and tell me about an educator that is putting in extra work to connect with their kids. I’d love to hear about it 👇
detroitnews.com Michigan's top education official asks Legislature to act while Detroit's superintendent says schools should be closed for the rest of the school year
Stay home. Stay safe.
Today, I am issuing a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order. It goes into effect tonight at midnight.
The goal here is simple: Stay home. Stay safe. Save lives. If we all stay at home, except for critical work and needs, we can mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Let me be clear: Your grocery stores will still be open. Your pharmacies will remain open. Your banks and credit unions will still be functioning. You can fill your car with gas.
The full list of critical services that will remain open is available at Michigan.gov/coronavirus.
I know this is difficult. I know that this is disruptive. But doing this will save lives. When we look back at this, we must be able to say we did everything we could. We will get through this together.
Read more: https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90487-522625--,00.html
A great positive story! We all need one right now.
mea.org By Brenda Ortega MEA Voice Editor Ask MEA Economist Ruth Beier about her youth, and you might get a wry joke with a deadpan delivery: “I describe my childhood as Lord of the Flies in the suburbs. It was a pack of kids and some Cap’n Crunch.” Truth is – she’s not kidding. On the…
Finally some good news for our students!
detroitnews.com The federal education department will grant a waiver to any state that is unable to assess its students due to the ongoing national emergency
If you haven't yet... please take time to write your legislators! Ask them to return to Lansing and take action on legislation that will provide security for ALL school employees.
actionnetwork.org The Michigan House and Senate met on Tuesday to handle matters related to the coronavirus -- but Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey adjourned his chamber before taking action on critical legislation to keep ALL school employees paid and forgive school districts for the days of education missed due....
In this time of staying home, don’t forget about this great online visit resource!
Visit a doctor without leaving home using Online Visits. Get started at messa.org/onlinevisits.
Joint Press release from AFT Michigan,
Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators, Michigan Association of School Boards & MEA
Education Organizations Blast Inaction on COVID-19 School Support
Despite bipartisan support, legislation stalled on school employee pay and forgiveness for closure days
MICHIGAN — No action occurred today on a bipartisan solution to keep school employees paid and forgive school districts for the days of education missed due to the ongoing school closures caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. The Michigan Education Association, AFT Michigan, Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators and Michigan Association of School Boards issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s adjournment without action on the issue:
“Over the past few days, our organizations — from both the labor and management sides of the education community — have worked together to find a legislative solution to ensure all school employees continue to be paid during this crisis. We agreed on an approach that would bring some certainty around pay and days/hours requirements to school districts and employees alike. These issues are interlinked and must be tackled together to address the needs of employees and districts, knowing that we will need to address the long-term needs of students when we know how long this crisis will last.
“We had significant, bipartisan support for our approach developed over days of conversations with lawmakers — something we greatly appreciate. We believe the majority of legislators want to deliver whatever level of certainty they can to students, parents, school employees and district leaders.
“Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey adjourned his chamber without taking action today. Leaving a bipartisan solution to an immediate problem on the table during a time of crisis is not in anyone’s best interests. We call on Sen. Shirkey to reconvene the Senate and address these issues for school employees and districts. They deserve nothing less, given the immense efforts overtaken since last Friday to continue engaging students in learning where possible and to ensure meals and other critical supports continue to flow to our students with the greatest need.”
We are temporarily adjusting our call center hours; our hardworking staff will be available to answer your questions between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a one-hour break at noon for lunch. Call us at 800.336.0013, and we’d be happy to help!
An update from President Paula Herbart on how MEA is engaging around the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on our students and our members - in particular when it comes to safety, student needs, member rights, our role as an employer, and our continued advocacy efforts.
All Michigan schools closed starting Monday by order of the Governor.
freep.com Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered all the schools in the state to close until April 5 as the state battles the coronavirus.
Another reason we love MESSA!
MESSA will fully cover testing for COVID-19 for all MESSA members and their dependents. Members will not have to pay a deductible, copayment or coinsurance for the test.
For additional information and updates, please visit messa.org/covid19
Would be a good first step!
southbendtribune.com An about-face on mandate to rely on standardized test results for evaluations
Thank you Governor Whitmer! Now we just have to get it passed!
detroitnews.com Budget plan features $60M boost for special education and $60M to support academically at-risk and economically disadvantaged students
A great opportunity for MEA Members to win money for their classroom....as well as money for a charity of their choice. Apply today!
MEA Financial Services - Insuring School Employees
The third MIDream Contest is underway! To apply, simply tell us how you would use $250 to benefit your school, classroom, or students. Another $250 will be donated to a charity of the winner's choice.
The unfortunate truth. Something has to change!
Boyd Maxwell and Perry Schmidt report on the latest developments in the exciting world of pro teaching on “TeachingCenter.” About Key & Peele: Key & Peele sh...
Over all the years of divided government in Lansing, no one can remember the legislature simply refusing to work with the governor, but we are left with lawmakers choosing to go on vacation for weeks, as Gov. Whitmer stands ready to negotiate solutions.
fox17online.com LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan teachers say they are worn down and under paid. Sources say we're facing a talent shortage and teachers are quitting at an alarming rate. Michigan isn't alone. Protests in other states have shut down schools over low pay and poor conditions. Governor Gretchen Whitmer is ca...
From the article:
“Teachers aren’t paid nearly enough, and they feel less appreciated, more stressed, and less supported than they have in the past”
“If we want healthy teachers in our classrooms, schools must acknowledge the importance of things like staff appreciation, involvement in decision-making, vacation time, mental health awareness and professional development training on ways to build and value self-care.”
If EVERY student is going to get a great education, then we have to provide the funding so that EVERY student gets the support they need. The Republican education budgets presented Thursday in legislative conference committee fail to do that. Learn more and contact lawmakers today!
Welcome! The purpose of this page is to provide information and resources to APS elementary students & families on issues related to school counseling.
The mission of the LISD TECH Center is to provide, through Partnerships, the best life-long, learner-centered education; and, by using applied Technology, continue to be a leader in preparing learners for a changing world.
Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership. Key Club is a part of Kiwanis.
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Adrian High School Bookstore page Maples Merchandise sold here!! #GoMaples
Welcome to the Adrian Public School Headstart/Preschool Apparel Store. Find all Adrian Public School Headstart/Preschool clothing at SpiritShop.com here: http://tinyurl.com/c2kqcyd
We pride ourselves in sharing our knowledge and passion for craft with you.
LISD Tech Center FFA chapter includes A.M. and P.M. students in Ag-Tech, Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture/Environmental Science. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, person
The official website for the Adrian College Department of CORE
The LISD PD Center offers high quality, student-focused and cost-effective professional learning opportunities, at low/no cost to Lenawee County Schools.