Pavlov Supports Legislation To Reduce Red Tape For Schools

Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, addressed the media and education leaders at a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday introducing legislation to reduce red tape for schools. Also speaking in support of the bills were Walled Lake Consolidated Schools Superintendent Kenneth Gutman (left), Oakridge Public Schools Superintendent Tom Livezey (second from right), and Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart.  Senate Bills 754-767 would eliminate unnecessary and redundant reports and streamline reporting requirements.  “Reducing red tape and duplicative reporting requirements for schools will mean educators can spend more time focusing on student achievement,” said Senate Education Committee Chairman Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township. “By making these requirements more sensible and efficient, we’ll direct valuable school resources toward the classroom rather than Lansing.”  Michigan school districts are mandated to prepare and submit hundreds of reports to state and federal entities. These reports can be time-consuming and tedious to produce and are often redundant or even obsolete by the submission date.  Education reporting requirements are sprinkled (con't)
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