LANSING, Mich. — A second proposal to cap Michigan public school superintendent pay has been introduced in the state Legislature, according to

House Bill 4671, introduced May 24, would prohibit school districts from paying superintendents more than the amount paid to the state superintendent of public instruction. Introduced by Rep. Kurt Heise, R-Plymouth, the bill also would revise the criteria for school administrator certification. The criteria could not be limited to professional school experience only, and could not require more than a master’s degree.

A bill that would cap school superintendent pay to no more than the amount paid to the governor was introduced in March by Rep. Tim Melton, D-Pontiac.

Both bills were referred to the House Committee on Education. is the online legislative tracking service sponsored by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, which also publishes Michigan Education Digest.

SOURCE:, “House Bill 4671: Cap superintendent pay; revise certification criteria)

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