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Take Action! Tell your Representative not to make any decisions during Lame Duck


Bloomfield Hills Schools Families: We urge you to take swift action and call your legislators to tell them to hold off on any actions until the next legislative session, where issues can have the benefit of full and careful consideration.  The issues before our legislators today do not need urgent action and can wait another few weeks.

Senator Marty Knollenberg: 
(517) 373-2523 
senmknollenberg@senate.michigan.gov

Representative Mike McCready:
517-373-8670  
mikemccready@house.mi.gov

At the November 15th Board of Education meeting, the Board approved a resolution in opposition of school legislation created during lame duck session.  That resolution reads:

WHEREAS, the Michigan Legislature is about to commence it's Lame Duck Session; and WHEREAS, decisions made in Lame Duck that impact public schools and our education system may have long term effects on our schools and children; and
WHEREAS, given time to review and debate concepts and legislation that impact schools has the potential to create better solutions; and WHEREAS, educators, board members, and community members are willing to guide and support well thought out legislation; and WHEREAS, the next legislative session provides ample time for debate, dialogue, and review of legislation that impacts children and schools; and WHEREAS, the Tri-County Alliance for Public Education (TCA) encourages legislators to leave any legislative action on education policies for the next Legislature and Governor; and WHEREAS, the Michigan State Board of Education has passed a resolution supporting the aforementioned position of the Tri-County Alliance for Public Education (TCA). NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Bloomfield Hills Schools supports the position of the Tri-County Alliance for Public Education (TCA) and along with the State Board of Education, similarly encourages legislators to leave any legislative action on education policies for the next Legislature and Governor when there is time for thoughtful review. 

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Written by Lucia Farah, 7th Grader

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