I also attended MEA President's held in Lansing on Friday (9/16). This is a change for all the local Presidents to come together for the day. One of the session I sat in with was understanding school financial data. The presenter, Ruth Bier printed off the data to our particular districts so we could see our own numbers. She explained each line item on the report and how to make sense of it all. Lastly, she showed us at calculator that MEA staffers have access to that will help us at negotiation time.
This coming week I will be meeting with Dr. VanderJagt to chat about how things are going this year and to work through some questions that came up.