Johnson Controls, Inc.:
Johnson Controls provides comprehensive strategic planning, facilities management,and energy conservation ideas for many of the school districts in the state of Minnesota. Arif Quraishi, 763-585-5148 Johnson Controls, Inc.
The National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA):
NJPA provides a wide range of cooperative purchasing for school districts throughout the state, helping them seek the best possible prices for purchases both large and small. Thomas L. Morgan, Membership Communications Specialist, 218-895-4119 National Joint Powers Alliance
MASA/MASE 2013 Spring Conference Program Sponsors:
Thank you for another successful Spring Conference!
A Special Thank you to...
Our Major Sponsors:
• Johnson Controls, Inc.
• National Joint Powers Alliance
• TIES for providing our Tech Cafe
• ATS&R Planners/Architects/Engineers for their year-long support of the Superintendent of the Year Award
• The Council of Educational Facilities Planners International (CEFPI), Twin Cities Public Television (TPT), and Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc. for our year-long Design Thinking project.
• The Bush Foundation for offering their video, Redesign MN: A Lesson in Change
• LifeTouch for providing our portrait studio and photographing our events
Six Star Sponsors:
• The Horace Mann Companies
Two Star Sponsors:
• Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, PA
• Teachers On Call
• Gallagher & Associates, Inc.
• K12 App Design
• Kennedy & Graven, Chartered
• Knutson, Flynn & Deans PA
• Springsted, Incorporated
• Voyager Learning/Sopris Learning
Ehlers & Associates, Inc.:
Ehlers & Associates, Inc. sponsors the prestigious Polaris Award that is presented to an outstanding MASA member at the MASA fall conference each year. The first recipient of the Polaris Award was Superintendent Roger Giroux of the Anoka-Hennepin School District.
Carolyn Drude, 651-697-8500 Ehlers & Associates
The Fresh Start Series - ATS & R Planners/Architects/Engineers:
ATS & R Planners/Architects/Engineers sponsors the Fresh Start Program, which is designed as a place for mid-career school leaders to come together for private and scholarly conversations. This group of individuals meets three or four times a year and has a chance to share and try out new ideas for the advancement of education with each other. Paul Erickson, 800-545-3731 or 763-525-3208 ATS&RPlanners/Architects/Engineers
The Great Start Series - Springsted Incorporated:
Springsted Incorporated sponsors the Great Start Program, a series of five workshops annually to help the newly appointed superintendents of Minnesota develop the skill set that will enable them to be successful in their new positions and to be networked with others who are beginning their journey as school superintendents. Don Lifto, 651-223-3067 Springsted Incorporated
MASA Business Partnerships/Endorsements:
The following companies help to provide school districts greater operational efficiencies.
The MSDLAF Fund has provided investment and banking services for Minnesota school districts for over twenty years. The fund provides a secure place to invest school districts money while optimizing return. The MSDLAF Fund is a partnership of MASA, MSBA, and MASBO a board of trustees governs the work of the MSDLAF Fund with these trustees appointed from the membership of each of the three associations. MASA members serving of trustees of the MSDLAF Fund at present are Superintendents Harold Remme, Mark Bezek, and Bruce Novak. Donn Hanson,612-371-3720 MSDLAF+/ The PFM Group
The MASA Jobsite:
The MASA Jobsite is wholly owned subsidies of MASA. They provide electronic job postings to over 175 school districts in Minnesota at very reasonable prices and is the job seeking site of choice for persons applying for teaching and administrative positions in Minnesota. The Applicant side allows you to search for Candidates to fill those vacancies. Jeanna Quinn, 651-645-6272
Minnesota P-Card System:
P-cards allow school districts to use a safe, secure and efficient method to pay for the expenses of the school district. Over 75 school districts use the P-Card system to replace the cumbersome invoice and check writing system used in the past. The P-Card system was developed by MASA and is endorsed by MSBA and MASBO. 651-645-6272 Minnesota P-Card
The PaySchool Program allows parents to pay for the fees associated with their student's education in an efficient electronic manner. It also allows school districts to separate funds received from parents and to designate them into the appropriate accounts of the school district. This electronic system greatly reduces the paperwork associated with the payment of fees for everything from athletics to hot lunches to activities fees. The PaySchool Program was developed in Minnesota by the Minnesota School Board Association and is endorsed by MASA. 651-645-6272
The McDowell Agency, Inc.:
The McDowell Agency, Inc. provides background checks for employees and volunteers in a timely and efficient manner.
Tim Landsberger, 651-644-3880 The McDowell Agency, Inc.
SchoolFinances.comprovides excellent revenue and enrollment projections for school districts and helps school leaders better understand the future for the school district in solidly grounded financial terms. Ann Thomas, 952-435-0990 SchoolFinances.com
Educators Benefit Consultants:
Educators Benefit Consultants provides an administration and compliance service for school districts so they can efficiently help their employees invest in 403(b)s. EBC also provides an excellent flexible benefit program that many school districts utilize to help their employees reduce the tax liability on childcare and health care related expenses. Paige McNeal, 763-552-6053
SchoolReach provides an instant alert system for school districts so they can communicate with parental groups, large and small, when emergencies occur in the school district or when routine communications needs to be made by telephone or email. MASA utilizes the SchoolReach instant alert system as a way of communicating with members as well. Paul Langhorst at 314â€748 5026 SchoolReach
PFM provides financial services to school districts and is also the administrator of the MSDLAF Liquid Asset Fund.
SchoolWires provides K-12schools and school districts with a suite of tools enabling them to create and maintain an interactive Web presence. This easy-to-use content management system will give you a fully functional, easy-to-maintain web presence after only a few hours of basic instruction. No prior experience required. Bill Reynolds, 814-272-5164 SchoolWires, Inc.