A new year has begun, and our legislators are ready to hear from us about the concerns, issues, and ideas parents of K-12 students in Michigan may have with regard to state education policies. For your convenience, here is the current listing of legislators serving the greater RCS area, and their contact information. As with all things in this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, open communication with policy makers has proven integral to productive discourse on issues of the day. Thankfully, more of us now know how instrumental parent involvement is! Our legislators not only want to hear from us… they need to hear from us. We encourage you to reach out!

US Senator Gary Peters (D)

(844) 506-7420 / (313) 226-6020


US Senator Debbie Stabenow (D)

(202) 224-4822 / (313) 961-4330


US Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D) – 8th Dist

(202) 225-4872


MI State Senator Rosemary Bayer (D) – 12th Dist.

(517) 373-2417


MI State Senator Mallory McMorrow (D)–13th Dist.

(517) 373-2523


MI State Representative John Reilly (R) – Dist. 46

(517) 373 -1798


MI State Representative Mark Tisdel (R) – Dist. 45

(517) 373-1773


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Message from the ARC:

We are almost ONE YEAR into a pandemic that has disproportionally impacted people with disabilities. Congress must include people with disabilities, their families, and the direct support professional workforce in COVID-19 pandemic relief legislation.

Your Members of Congress once again must hear from you so that our critical needs are included in the first COVID relief package of the new Congress.

Tell Congress #WeAreEssential and that these key provisions MUST be included in the next coronavirus relief bill:

  • Dedicated funding for Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS)

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) for direct support professionals

  • Paid leave for all caregivers

  • Economic impact payments for all people with disabilities

ACT NOW: https://p2a.co/hy2tD8v?p2asource=email-021721

Updated: Jan 29

Welcome! We are so excited to share with you our new website. We are hoping this site will connect us in a deeper way and promote our visibility. We believe by being seen we can connect and help more families and staff within Rochester Community Schools.

I strongly encourage you to explore the site so you are aware of the resources and programs we offer. We believe strong and clear communication can help all of us build a stronger community. Please join us as we grow and learn from each other!

We would also love your feedback. If you find something that is unclear or hard to navigate we’d like to know. We are here to help people and be an easy resource, and we can only do that if we know where there are hang-ups. Continue to check back here for updates on events, legislative updates, and special education updates!


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