A BIT OF HISTORY
Before the MSPA, The predecessor of CSA (Council of Supervisors & Administrators) was the Coordinating Committee of New York City Principals. This was an active group and among their attempts to tighten discipline was the creation of the five-day suspension.
MOMENT OF DECISION
When the CSA was created, The Junior High School Principals Association was part of it. At a meeting of the JHSPA, a member suggested that since we were no longer needed, that our excellent treasury be divided among our members.
This idea was defeated. The principals insisted that the JHSPA was a professional organization that focused on the needs of pre-adolescent and early adolescent children, the professional staffs that served them, and the communities that supported their schools.
THAT FOCUS HAS NOT CHANGED OVER THE YEARS AS THE MSPA CONTINUES UNDER ITS PRESENT LEADERSHIP.
Historical content provided by former JHSPA President Dr. Jack Retreal 2015