MASA Fall Conference -- Registration Open! You are invited to join your fellow Minnesota school leaders at our annual fall conference where we navigate the changing landscape of education together. Let's listen, learn, share, and reflect, so we can lead effectively and courageously in our communities.
We encourage you to invest time in your own leadership journey as we seek to create new opportunities for our students, staff, and communities. Together, we'll explore creative solutions to challenges and build a shared vision for the future. Whether it be topics of AI, cybersecurity, changing Minnesota demographics, creating strong school board relationships or just spending time connecting with colleagues, we are working to create a conference that meets your needs. Immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere of collaboration, community and collegial conversation.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference. If you have any questions or issues with registration, please contact Deb Larson (firstname.lastname@example.org | 651-645-6272).
We are excited to announce MASA EdReads! These three sessions are hosted by Bill Sommers, Ph.D. These gatherings promise to be an enlightening exploration of three captivating books that delve into the world of leadership and education. This is a unique opportunity to learn, share ideas, and network with fellow educators who are equally passionate about enhancing leadership growth. Information & Dates Time: All sessions will be from 9 - 10 am Location: Virtual via Zoom Dates: September 26 | The Fearless Organization October 31 | Chief Joy Officer November 28 | What Got You Here Won't Get You There
Sold Out! Exhibits at the MASA Fall Conference Our booths are sold out and we want to thank all of our exhibitors for their participation. If you were unable to secure a booth space, we welcome you to register as a participant when that registration is available on 8/14.
MASA Finance Academy for new, newer, and aspiring superintendents In response to feedback from our members and our colleagues aspiring to the superintendency, MASA has developed an academy with finance topics especially relevant to the practice of the superintendency. Three sessions throughout the year will provide reflective leadership and skill development leading to development in the excellent practice of the school superintendency.
These sessions will be integrated with the MASA Great Start sessions and will be offered with the gracious support of Baker Tilly. Click here to register now! The registration of this academy is extremely limited; we suggest you register as soon as possible. Program fees will be refunded if canceled by Monday, October 9, with a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds after that date.
Session 1 – Wednesday, November 1st | 8:30am-4:00pm
Session 2 - Wednesday, November 15th | 8:30am-4:00pm
Session 3 - Wednesday, December 6th | 8:30am-4:00pm
Register Today! 2023-24 MASA Great Start Cohort Registration is now open for the 2023-24 MASA Great Start Cohort for new superintendents and administrators!
MASA is committed to providing excellent professional development that will support you in your professional practice. As a member of the Great Start Cohort, you will have the opportunity to meet other new leaders, receive information from seasoned leaders, and develop practical skills designed to help you be successful in the first year of your new position.
Cohort Fee: Because of the generous support of Baker Tilly, the cohort fee is $499 for all seven sessions. The fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and beverages for full-day sessions. The price will not be prorated for missed sessions. Participants may not register for individual sessions.
Please note you MUST be a Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) member to attend. Not a member yet? Please submit your membership online here.
Please register by Wednesday, July 19, 2023. Program fees will be refunded if canceled by July 23, 2023 with a $50 cancellation fee.
As we approach the end of the 2022-23 school year, we at MASA and MASE would like to express our sincere gratitude to you for being a valued member of our organization. On behalf of our leadership and staff, we extend our heartfelt thanks for your continued support and involvement in your professional association. We are excited to invite you to renew your membership for the upcoming year! Whether you are an active or retired member, a part of MASA, MASE, or both, your active participation plays a crucial role in maintaining the vitality and strength of your associations. In return, your associations strive to provide you with a diverse range of benefits and services that continue to expand over time.
We hope that you'll choose to renew your business partner membership and consider elevating your membership level for the upcoming school year. Be sure to take a moment to review the benefits of being a MASA Business Partner too! Your continued support and commitment are invaluable to us as we strive to enhance our collaborative efforts in the education community.
(MDE) Unemployment Insurance Update The 2023 Minnesota Legislature passed a law extending unemployment benefits to hourly-wage school workers. The law is effective May 28, 2023. The Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) established a website with information about the law updates for Educational Institutions. DEED began hosting webinar sessions with educational organizations and their members and will continue to do so in the coming weeks. If you have questions about the Unemployment Insurance process or eligibility, please find contact information on the law updates for Educational Institutions website. The legislature also appropriated funding for MDE to reimburse school districts for potential increased unemployment insurance costs. More information on this funding and payment process is forthcoming.
PELSB Licensure Updates for 2023-2024 School Year (May 2, 2023)
Tier 1, Tier 2, and Permission Applications Accepted Starting July 1, 2023
Board Extends District Supports for Teacher Shortages for 2023-2024 School Year
Licensure and Permission Changes from 4615 Rulemaking Project
Introducing the Sourcewell District Purchasing Hub We are excited to announce that MASA has been selected as one of Sourcewell's first state pilot sites for the new District Purchasing Hub! This means that we have been chosen to participate in the testing and development of this innovative procurement solution, which is designed to make purchasing easier and more efficient for school leaders.
MASA has been working closely with Sourcewell and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, to develop and refine our pilot site, ensuring that it meets the unique needs of our members. We are proud to be at the forefront of this initiative, and we believe that this new purchasing hub will improve the way that districts source their supplies and services.
MASA launches the CPC Online Marketplace! MASA is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Cooperative Purchasing Connection (CPC) as we launch the new CPC Online Marketplace!
The CPC Online Marketplace offers MASA members access to a wide range of products and services, including office supplies, technology, facility maintenance, and transportation, allowing you to conveniently find everything you need to meet your district purchasing needs in one place.
The CPC Online Marketplace will save you time by eliminating the need for time-consuming bids and multiple price quotes. You'll be able to quickly and easily find the compliant and competitively solicited contracts all in one place, streamlined so you can get the best value for your organization!
We invite you to explore our new CPC Online Marketplace hosted on the MASA website at www.mnasa.org/cpc-online-marketplace. In order to access the full features of the online marketplace, you will need to log into your CPC’s Express Online Marketplace account.