The Minnesota Association of School Administrators
(MASA) is a private nonprofit member service organization representing more
than 900 educational administrators throughout Minnesota. Our members include
school superintendents, directors of special education, curriculum and
technology leaders, central office administrators, and higher education
administrators and professors. In addition to our active members, MASA also
serves over 250 retirees.
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|• StormReady™ APP NOW ACTIVE!|
Winter is almost here! And with it comes the inevitable days when school leaders must make weather-related decisions. This year, MASA is pleased to add an important new resource to our members’ toolboxes for monitoring the weather.
StormReady™ is an online resource that provides specific weather data by zip code.
The website is filled with easy to read and relevant graphics and images for superintendents to make data-driven decisions. The “Hourly Weather Forecast Graph” forecasts many weather variables over a 24-hour period, including temperature, snow fall, rainfall, wind chill, and other variables that contribute to seasonal weather hazards. For example, a superintendent can see the temperature, windchill, and snowfall predictions for the start of the school day.
Additionally, the National Weather Service provides thorough education focused on preparing our schools to be StormReady™. On this website you will find a link for “Storm Ready in a Box”. This online kit and video provides background for staff or student groups and/or Earth Science classes to prepare their school(s) to be StormReady™.
Thank you to Daniel Luna, Meteorologist in Charge, National Weather Service; and John Schultz, Superintendent, and John Wetter, Technical Services Manager, Hopkins School District, for partnering in this effort!
Get started by clicking on “StormReady™” in the channel bar above.
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|The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named Dr. Daniel Bittman, Superintendent for Sauk Rapids-Rice Schools, the 2016 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year.|
As the Minnesota honoree, Superintendent Bittman is a candidate among other state winners for National Superintendent of the Year, to be announced in February 2016.
A Special Thank You
goes to ATS&R for graciously sponsoring
the Minnesota Superintendent of the Year!
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