Adrian Education Association

The Adrian Education Association represents teachers and counselors within the Adrian Public Schools.

McEnany on school reopenings: ‘The science should not stand in the way of this’

Huh? Unbelievable. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on July 16 said it is “perfectly safe” for children to return to school amid the coronavirus pandemic even as some public health experts warned against it.

Ball's In Your Court :30 ( Coronavirus)

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"Callous and clueless" - Ohio teachers unions slam Trump's call to fully reopen schools Democrats and Ohio’s teacher unions blasted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as "callous and clueless" for her call to fully reopen schools

In-person classes, online learning or a mix? Reopening schools will bring new struggles “There’s not much time to plan, particularly when you don’t know what to plan for.”

Nobody Asked Me: A Teacher’s Opinion on School Reopening

Ask! Everyone has an opinion about how and if schools should reopen for this coming school year. We’ve heard from the governors, the pediatricians, the parents, the education secretary, and the pr…

NEA Today

🗣️ NEA Executive Director Kim Anderson on MSNBC: We have to make sure that we're putting the health and safety of our students, their families, and educators first. That takes more resources—not less.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Thank you Governor!

I want to make this very clear — I will not send our kids and our education workforce into our schools unless it is safe to do so, plain and simple. I have made decisions based on science and facts to keep Michiganders safe since the beginning, and won’t stop now. ‬

DeVos: Defund public schools, then reopen them

No words....... Failure to provide COVID resources is the real obstacle to reopening schools safely

Governor and lawmakers announce plan to balance state's 2020 budget

Good news!

Statement from MEA President Paula Herbart to the media moments ago about the current year state budget agreement announced this evening:

“I applaud Gov. Whitmer and legislative leaders for working together to minimize the negative impact on schools, students and public education employees in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This budget agreement prevents education funding cuts for the current fiscal year and, looking ahead, will help finalize plans to safely reopen schools in the fall.

“While the additional $53 million to recognize the hard work of teachers is appreciated, its scope is too narrow. MEA will be advocating that these funds be divided fairly among all school employees – not just teachers – in recognition of the efforts of education support professionals throughout this pandemic, including sanitizing facilities, making and delivering meals, and completing other critical work to keep students learning.

“It should be noted this budget does nothing to address expected shortfalls in next year’s budget, and we should be enhancing – not scaling back – our support for students and educators. To do that, I continue to urge the U.S. Senate to approve additional relief funding for schools in the HEROES Act so we can ensure safety and academic progress for our students next year.” The plan makes major use of federal coronavirus relief funds to close a $3-billion budget gap for 2020.

Michigan Education Association

MEA Members—-see below for an update on changes starting July 1st for PD Hours!

Apologies for the earlier confusion and misinformation. Listed below are the changes happening to DPPD starting Wednesday. These changes do NOT affect your ability to enter into MOECS any DPPD hours earned prior to July 1, 2020. Here is the summary:

Any DPPD accrued after June 30, 2020, will need to be entered by the district as SCECHs.

Educators will not be able to enter DPPD that takes place after June 30, 2020 into MOECS.

Educators will be allowed to continue to submit DPPD that occurs prior to July 1, 2020 into MOECS.

Past DPPD entered into the MOECS logs may still be used by educators for recertification during their next renewal.

Any DPPD accrued prior to July 1, 2020 that is entered into the DPPD Log in MOECS must be printed out and approved by the district.

To receive the SCECH credit for DPPD after July 1, 2020, educators will need to complete the program evaluation surveys which are automatically generated after the district uploads participation. Once the survey is completed, the educator will receive the SCECH credit for the DPPD program in their MOECS account.

For any DPPD already entered into MOECS, educators must keep proof of participation in the program, including agendas. For any DPPD after July 1, 2020, educators will no longer be required to keep documentation as districts must have that information.

Thank you MESSA for always putting members first!

Big news for MESSA members: All online and telehealth medical and mental health visits with an in-network provider are FREE through the end of 2020. Yes, free. For real. Learn more at

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Michigan GOP’s ‘return to learn’ plan would include teacher bonuses, more federal aid, and local safety rules GOP leaders said their plan would address the uncertainties related to funding, safety requirements, and attendance calculations that have made it difficult for school leaders to respond to the coronavirus.

Opinion: Teachers say we need key steps to reopen schools "MEA recently completed a landmark survey on COVID-19’s impact on public education, with more than 15,000 responses from educators across Michigan."

Congratulations Maples!

Congratulations to our Adrian High School Class of 2020 Valedictorian and Salutatorian, Elena Chiem, and Susan Tan. Elena finishes her high school career with a 4.8 GPA, and Susan finished with a spectacular 4.7 GPA. Go Maples!!!

AHS Principal Mr. Perez and a large number of AHS staff surprised both students with the delivery of their cap and gown, a medal, flowers, a Maple pride flag, as well as a dozen Adrian Maple cookies from one of our community sponsors, Morning Fresh Bakery.

Adrian High School Teacher Commencement Addresses for the Class of 2020

Congratulations AHS Class of 2020!

Because we didn't get the chance to share our knowledge, advice, and love with you in the last days of your senior year, we wanted to share it with you here....

Online Doctor Visits Online care for body and mind MESSA members and their covered dependents can visit a doctor or therapist from home using a computer, smartphone or tablet. With Online Visits, you can: See a doctor for minor illnesses such as a cold, flu or sore throat. Talk to a behavioral health therapist or psychi...

Special Message - Auto-Owners Insurance Due to a reduction in travel across the nation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be providing up to a 15% premium refund to our personal automobile policyholders for the months of April and May. Here are details:

Former MEA President Steven Cook dies at age 63

Tragic. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Steve’s family. The Michigan Education Association said Cook died earlier this week from a non-COVID-19 illness.

Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist

‪Good morning, Michigan! Happy #NationalTeacherDay to all of the hardworking educators who #StandTALL every single day during this crisis to support our children.‬

Michigan Office of Educator Excellence

A special #MIteachAppreesh shout-out to all of #MICHed from Governor Gretchen Whitmer with thanks for your hard work every day to meet the needs of students across the state and for being true superheroes during these difficult times. #ThankATeacher #proudMIeducator #MIeducation


Teachers: From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for *everything* you do. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

MESSA Members!

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.

Michigan Education Association

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.

Michener Elementary School - Adrian, MI

A message to our 5th grade students. 💙

We Miss You!

Lincoln’s turn!

AHS Staff message to Students 2020

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!


UPDATE: Gov. Whitmer signs executive order suspending face-to face learning for the rest of the school year 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.

Prairie Elementary School

Amazing job Prairie Elementary School!

Prairie Elementary, we have a message for you...

We miss you!💙

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Michigan Education Association

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.

Valuable information!

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 or download the Blue Cross Online Visits app.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

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 👇

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