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MEA - Retired

  • MEA-Retired Delegates to NEA-RA in Orlando
  • Stay in Seat Team 2015 NEA-RA
  • MEA-Retired Officers Receive Award at the NEA-RA in Orlando
  • Judy Daley MEA-Retired at NEA-RA
  • Maury Koffman NEA Exec Committee Keynotes Annual Meeting
  • MEA-Retired Board Meeting March 18
  • Branko Bojicic BC/BS Annual Meeting Speaker
  • Members At Gov. Walker Event

What's the cost of adequate funding of education in Michigan?

The state is closer to finding out since the process of choosing a contractor to perform an official study has begun with a request for proposals (RFP) posted on the Department of Technology, Management and Budget's website. Potential contractors have until 3 p.m. on Aug. 7 to submit a proposal. The study is part of the negotiations for Proposal 1, the failed road funding ballot proposal. 

The contractor chosen has to be able to determine what resources are necessary to provide a public education that helps students earn the credits they need to be considered proficient in various subjects. The contractor also has to determine if school districts receive funds in a way that guarantees all students have an equal opportunity to be proficient. 

The Legislature approved the study and allocated up to $500,000 to pay for it. Some legislators were concerned that budget decisions were being made without a real answer to how much it costs to provide an adequate education. The results of the study have to be given to the state by March 31, 2016.

CSR Townhall Meeting - August 8th

The Michigan Coalition of a Secure Retirement (CSR) is a is a coalition that represents active and retired state and school employees in Michigan who advocate for the protection of public pensions and retiree health care, issues that have become politicized and controversial at the Michigan State Capitol.  MEA and MEA-Retired are supportive and active in this coalition.

If you think your retirement plan is secure or that you can't affect what  goes on in Lansing, please think again - and do something about it.  Please join us at the CSR Townhall meeting on August 8th to learn about actions individuals can take to address the state retirement crisis.

What Can I do?

Attend a CSR town hall meeting, which is set for Saturday, August 8, 2015 in Midland.  The meeting starts at 10 AM and will end at noon.  The location for the meeting is at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, Auditorium, 1710 W. St. Andrews, Midland, MI 48640.  For more details about the Townhall Meeting click here:

MEA-Retired Receives a Special Award at the NEA-RA in Orlando