MANS Weekly Update

March 15, 2024

Important Updates

Auxiliary Services - Important Upcoming Date 

Did you know that school districts must alert nonpublic schools regarding the provision of auxiliary services? Michigan Administrative Rules R.340.293 says:

"A school district providing any of these auxiliary services shall notify in writing, no later than April 1 of each school year, each of the nonpublic schools within its district as to the nature and extent of such services as contained in its proposed budget. Within 30 days after receipt of such notice, nonpublic schools shall in writing notify the district as to the services that will be  needed  for  nonpublic schoolchildren. A school district shall confirm in writing no later than August 1 of each school year to each of the nonpublic schools within its district the nature and extent of such services as contained in its final budget as adopted by the school district board of education."

MANS encourages every school to be on the lookout for this notification from its resident school district. If you do not receive the written notice, we encourage you to reachout and confirm your district is not using Auxiliary Services for the 2024-25 school year. 

Auxiliary Services Statute

MANS 2024 Education Conference and Expo Call For Presenters - DEADLINE EXTENDED

The Michigan Association of Non-public Schools invites you to share your expertise and insights at the upcoming MANS Education Conference and Expo. Education professionals, your contributions can enrich the conference experience for attendees and inspire meaningful dialogue. We welcome you to submit a session proposal that highlights innovative approaches, best practices, and emerging trends in education. Join us in shaping an impactful program that empowers educators and fosters excellence in teaching and learning. Deadline to submit sessions has been extended to March 29, 2024!

Important Dates:

  • March 29th - Call for Presenters Submission Deadline
  • April - Presenters notified about proposal selections and Conference registration opens
  • July - Presenters notified when their session is scheduled
  • September - Early bird registration ends
  • October 17 & 18 - MANS Education Conference & Expo
Call for Presenters

MANS is Hiring - Application Deadline is Today!

The Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools is expanding the team! In our commitment to grow the professional development offerings and enhance our service to our members, MANS is seeking a qualified individual to join our team as a Program Associate. The Program Associate will assist in coordinating and facilitating professional learning opportunities provided by MANS and the Michigan Equitable Service Collaborative (MESC). We look forward to welcoming a dedicated, entrepreneurial individual who shares our vision for faith-based education in Michigan.

To apply for the position, please send resumes to Shelley Long no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2024. The anticipated start date for this role is July 2024.

Job Description

Save-the-Date for MANS Annual School Law Seminar - June 14, 2024

Nonpublic school administrators are encouraged to attend the 2024 School Law Seminar – designed to allow you to engage with and learn from experts in educational law, sharing information on the latest legal developments and implications. The knowledge gained from this event is helpful for administrators to navigate legalities surrounding education. By attending, administrators will be empowered to proactively address legal challenges and implement effective policies within their schools.

Save-the-Date for MANS Annual Creating Pathways - July 26, 2024

Creating Pathways is a professional learning opportunity tailored for school secretaries and administrative assistants in Michigan’s nonpublic schools. Participants will spend the day networking with peers, exploring technology, safety protocols, mental health awareness, and reflect on faith within their roles. Creating Pathways empowers school secretaries and administrative assistants with the knowledge and tools to effectively contribute to their school’s success while embracing the challenges and opportunities that shape their roles.

Michigan Equitable Service Collaborative (MESC)

Scholarships for the Program For Inclusive Education (PIE)

The Michigan Equitable Service Collaborative (MESC) is offering five partial scholarships to participate in the University of Notre Dame, Alliance for Catholic Education, Program for Inclusive Education (PIE). PIE is an 18-credit hour program for educators employed in Catholic schools/(arch)dioceses. The program offers a licensure track for eligible teachers who wish to pursue additional licensure in Mild Intervention upon program completion. For applicants without a teaching license or who are already licensed in special education, PIE offers the opportunity to further develop their expertise in meeting the needs of diverse learners through a unique Catholic school lens. Join PIE and more effectively welcome, serve, and celebrate all students!


MESC is offering five $5,000 scholarships. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Angelia Salas.

State Updates

2024 Virtual Education Workforce Job Fairs

In support of Goal 7 of Michigan's Top 10 Strategic Education Plan to increase the numbers of certified teachers in areas of shortage, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is pleased to share the dates for the 2024 Virtual Education Workforce Job Fairs, presented in cooperation with the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO). The 2024 virtual job fairs are open to employers of educators and all individuals seeking to work in the education field.

The first job fair will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, in partnership with Central Michigan University (CMU). The second job fair will take place on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Both job fairs will use the Brazen virtual platform to increase access to individuals seeking education jobs in Michigan.

For information and to register, job seekers and employers should visit the Education Workforce Job Fairs website.

For information on how to become a certified educator in Michigan, please visit the Office of Educator Excellence website

Staff are also available to answer specific certification questions sent to


The Albert L. Lorenzo Cultural Center at Macomb Community College - Freedom Confirmed

In partnership with the Detroit Historical Society, the Albert L. Lorenzo Cultural Center will present Freedom Confirmed, February through April 2024. Complete with presentations, artifacts and displays, it will inspire and educate visitors about Abraham Lincoln's role in the Civil War and the key events that shaped American democracy and rights. 

Although no battles occurred on state soil, Michigan residents played a crucial role in the American Civil War. Learn why Michigan's role in the war was both important and heroic. How did women contribute to the Civil War? We welcome you to participate as we delve into these topics and more.

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Michigan Virtual Strategic Planning

Michigan Virtual is updating its strategic plan and values your feedback and insights on how they can best help support Michigan students and educators in the coming years. Your response to this survey will be used to help them align with your needs and to identify new opportunities to partner with educators to improve teaching and learning across Michigan. The survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete. Responses are completely anonymous and will be added to a larger pool of data for use in their strategic planning process. Thank you for taking the time to share your insights with Michigan Virtual.

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Transformative Education Scholars Program (TESP) - Loyola University Chicago

MANS is pleased to announce a partnership with Loyola University Chicago TESP. As a member of the Transformative Education Scholars Program (TESP), a minimum of 12-15 members will complete one of the participating academic degree programs with the benefit of a 30% tuition discount. Scholars will receive a 30% tuition discount each semester of their academic degree program. Discount applies to required courses within the degree program only and does not cover fees or other expenses 


Eligibility for Transformative Education Scholars Program: Must apply to and be accepted to one of the participating academic programs and must be admitted as part of a cohort of at least 12-15 members of the organization.


Participating Degree/ Endorsement Programs include: 


Loyola University Chicago Website
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Resources from Our Partners

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