Governor Whitmer Signs New Bill That Provides Flexibility To School Districts During Pandemic

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Governor Whitmer has signed a new bipartisan bill that will decrease penalties on school districts who have hired individuals that are in violation of certification or other requirements related to credentials.

Under the School Aid Act, amended by Senate Bill 118, school districts will not be penalized for any amounts paid to employees without proper certification and credentialing requirements for any time between July 1,2020 through June 30,2021.

“I am excited to sign this bipartisan legislation, because it is a great example of what we can achieve when we work together,” stated Governor Whitmer. “School districts had to hustle during the COVID-19 pandemic, and this bill recognizes that and provides them with necessary flexibility to ensure adequate instruction for students.”

The bill was sponsored by Republican Senator Ed McBroom of Vulcan, Michigan.

To view the full copy of SB 118, click here. 

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