School Law Workshop: Teachers' Tenure Act @ MTG Space, Lansing

Oct. 5, 2018
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The MTG Space, 4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, MI 48911

Cost: $135 per person

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MASB invites you to attend a workshop on the Michigan Teachers’ Tenure Act. Gary Collins and William Blaha of Collins & Blaha, P.C., will share their expertise on the many issues that challenge school officials and administrators in regard to complying with the Tenure Act by covering the following topics:

  • Evaluations, Layoff and Recall
  • Certification and Tenure Rights
  • Probationary Service
  • Discipline and Discharge

The workshop will provide school board members and school administrators with guidance on avoiding costly errors in administering the Tenure Act, as well as offer the opportunity to engage with two school law experts who have coauthored multiple editions of the book, The Michigan Teacher and Tenure.

Space is limited, so register today!


8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast Snacks
9 a.m. Introduction of Presenters Gary Collins and William Blaha
Brad Banasik, Legal Counsel, MASB
9:10 a.m. Evaluations, Layoff and Recall
The Revised School Code requires all staff reduction and recall decisions to be based on teacher effectiveness measured by a performance evaluation system.  This open session will provide guidance on complying with this requirement.
10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:45 a.m. Certification and Tenure Rights
The interpretation and application of the Tenure Act depend on the proper certification status of the teacher. The legal principles associated with these issues will be discussed during this presentation.
11:30 a.m. Probationary Service
Discussing the issue of what service counts toward the completion of the probationary period.
Noon Lunch
12:30 p.m. Discipline and Discharge
This presentation will cover the latest Tenure Commission decisions on disciplining or terminating tenured teachers.
1:30 p.m. Miscellany: Other Tenure Issues and Questions
2 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjourn

Any questions, please contact Stacy Washington at or 517.327.5936.

Billing Policy: A $25 fee will be added per attendee to any balance due as of the date of the class/event.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be in writing. A $25 cancellation fee will be charged for any and all cancellations. Substitutions are accepted in lieu of a cancellation. No refund one week from event.

MASB reserves the right to CANCEL all classes with fewer than 15 participants. Classes may be rescheduled due to weather. Registration and attendance at, or participation in MASB's conferences, CBAs and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to MASB's use and distribution of the attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such event.

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