State Rep. Kathy Crawford issued the following response after Steve Matthews, Superintendent of Novi Community Schools, sent a mass communication to parents saying lawmakers were unwilling to agree that school closure days should be forgiven:
“Mr. Matthews’ statement misleading. I am actively advocating for an equitable solution for schools and students to avoid the need for make-up days in the summer.
“As a parent, I know the struggles that make-up days can impose on families. I have always advocated on behalf of parents when similar issues have come up in the past. Last year, when schools across Michigan were forced to take several snow days during a state of emergency brought on by extreme weather, I voted to excuse the days.
“During this time of uncertainty, I am disappointed that rather than rallying together to find solutions for our community, Mr. Mathews chose to create more uncertainty and anxiety.
“I assure students, parents and teachers that I will continue, as I always have, to represent their best interests in Lansing.”
The House Families, Children and Seniors Committee today unanimously approved state Rep. Kathy Crawford’s plan promoting language equality and acquisition for children who are deaf and hard of hearing in Michigan.
State Rep. Kathy Crawford, chair of the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee, issued the following statement after the governor vetoed the Legislature’s plan to improve COVID safety measures for Michigan’s nursing home residents: “The governor has shown time and time again that she cares more about her own optics than she does about […]
State Rep. Kathy Crawford, of Novi, today said the recommendations outlined in the state’s nursing home task force’s report illustrate the need for big changes to the governor’s dangerous COVID-19 nursing home policies.
After nearly 50 years of being forced to purchase what became the most expensive car insurance in the nation, Michigan drivers will finally be delivered the long-overdue rate relief they deserve after the state’s new no-fault law takes effect July 1, Rep. Kathy Crawford announced today. Crawford, of Novi, helped approve a major overhaul to […]