Snyder Signs Part Time Student Retirement Change:On June 28, Governor Snyder signed into law Senate Bill 888 (Proos), which clarifies that part-time students employed by a college should be exempt from enrollment in the Michigan Public Employees Retirement System if their primary relationship to the college is as a student, and will require reporting from colleges on how they have handled students in the past. SB 888 is now Public Act 328 of 2018.

 

Veteran-Friendly School Applications Open: The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) is pleased to open the application period for Veteran-Friendly School (VFS) certification for 2018-2019. The VFS program helps veterans and their dependents identify the schools that provide enhanced services such as on-campus veteran support staff and military credit equivalency. Schools seeking additional program information are invited to participate in the VFS program "Lunch & Learn" webinars on either July 30 or August 14 at 12pm. The webinars will review program criteria and the enhanced 2018-2019 application process. Webinars are not mandatory for certification but are highly encouraged.  Email Sarah Mellon at MellonS2@michigan.gov to RSVP for the webinar session of your choice. A confirmation email will be sent with instructions for connecting prior to each webinar.

 

Marshall Plan Becomes Law: On June 26, Governor Snyder signed into law the framework of the Marshall Plan for Talent. Designed to connect employers with educators to pair students with in-demand careers, the Marshall Plan encourages apprenticeships and mentorships with an educational focus on certifications and occupational licensing. For more information, including a list of workshops and well as frequently asked questions, visit http://www.michigan.gov/marshallplan.

 

Session Schedule: The Legislature will continue on summer recess until after Labor Day.

 
 

 

HELPFUL LINKS

Michigan Legislature’s website (bill tracking and committee meetings)

Michigan House of Representatives

Michigan Senate

Community College Legal Authority (Michigan Constitution)

Community College Act of 1966

 

For the map of the community college districts, click here.

 

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