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Initiatives

MASB has led or been part of the following ongoing initiatives:

Students on Boards
As part of its current strategic plan goal to have more student-focused individuals running for and serving on boards of education, MASB is aiming to foster understanding of local governance and cultivate the school board members of the future by ensuring that those most impacted are involved—a district’s students. MASB has created a Students on Boards Toolkit that contains materials for districts that already have student representation on their board of education, as well as information for those that do not, but are looking to implement. 

Get on Board
MASB’s Get On Board campaign is designed to find more civic-minded, student-focused individuals to run for board of education seats. If you or someone you know is looking for a way to give back to the community, then maybe school board service is for you.

Governance Standards
The Board of Education Governance Standards were developed by school board members for school board members to provide a shared framework for effective school district governance.

Launch Michigan
An unprecedented partnership of business, education (including MASB), labor, philanthropy, and civic leaders, as well as parents, all of whom care deeply about education and our state’s collective future. 

Cost of Educating a Child
The results of a comprehensive study, supported through resolutions made by many of your districts, were released in January 2018.

Brought about by the School Finance Research Collaborative, a diverse group of business leaders and education experts (including MASB) from all over Michigan, the study was conducted by the nation’s top two school finance research firms to ascertain the true cost of educating a student.