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Minnesota's Frontline Worker Pay updates Contract signed The Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has signed a contract with the vendor that will build the Frontline Worker Pay application. We're hoping to have the application ready by mid-June, for the 45-day application period to begin, with payments anticipated in late summer or early fall.
Website translations Visitors to frontlinepay.mn.gov may now choose which language they want to use to view the website, using the drop-down option from Google Translate. While translation tools are never perfect, it's our fastest way to spread the word to all eligible applicants.
When the application is ready, we'll also launch a call center and help desk to assist applicants in multiple languages.
Information sheet available We now have a general information sheet available at frontlinepay.mn.gov with the basics about the program. It is currently available in English, but will be translated into and available in Hmong, Somali and Spanish.
Free Master Class: Principal Development & Evaluation in Minnesota Minnesota statute requires each local district to develop and implement a system for annually evaluating their school principals. What should such a system include and how might it emphasize growth and support? Minnesota Elementary Principals' Association (MESPA), Minnesota Association of Secondary Principals (MASSP), and Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) are inviting our members to a free Master Class, presented by Dr. Elizabeth Vaught, Principal Leadership Support, Minnesota Department of Education. The purpose of the 1-hour session is to provide: - An overview of the Principal Development & Evaluation (PDE) requirements for traditional public schools, - Resources to assist in implementation or revision of your system, and - Discussion about your role within that system. Date: Monday, May 16 Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. Audience: Principals and Principal Supervisors Location: Virtual (Zoom) Register Here Note that this links to a brief registration form as well as the Zoom link.
2022 Superintendent Posted Job Openings Simply click on the links below or visit the MASA Jobsite here
Kingsland Public Schools | Application Deadline was March 21
Fosston Public Schools | Application Deadline was April 11
Swanville Public Schools | Application Deadline was April 18
ROCORI School District | Application Deadline was April 24
Red Lake Schools | Application Deadline was April 25
St. Francis Area Schools | Application Deadline was May 2
Thief River Falls Public Schools | Application Deadline was May 8
New London-Spicer School District | Application Deadline was May 9
Albert Lea Area School District | Application Deadline was May 10
2022 Election Results Thank you all of our candidates and voters this election season!
MASA President-Elect (21-22): Matt Hillmann (Assumes position on June 1, 2022 due to the retirement of President-Elect Laine Larson, and on July 1, 2022 becomes President)
MASA President-Elect (22-23): Joe Gothard
Component Group Representatives
Region 1 Superintendent’s Component Representative: Jeff Sampson
Region 2 Superintendent’s Component Representative: Jeff Bertrang
Region 3 Superintendent’s Component Representative: Bill Adams
Region 8 Superintendent's Component Representative: Jeffrey Lund
Region 9 Superintendent’s Component Representatives: Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed and Cory McIntyre (completing Teri Staloch’s term)
Region 1-8 Greater MN Special Education Component Group Representative: Heidi Nistler
Region 1-8 Greater MN Technology Component Group Representative: Eric Simmons
Region 1-8 Greater MN Central Office Component Group Representative: John Alberts
Special Election: Region 6 Superintendent Component Group Representative: Ann-Maire Foucault (completing Andy Almos' term)
Congratulations to our newly elected officials!
Save the Date! The Minnesota Department of Education in partnership with the Minnesota Association of School Administrators will host the annual MDE Back to School Conference One Day: August 1, 2022 • In person at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
Registration and lodging info will be coming soon.
Plan to bring your leadership team!
New MASA Mailing Address! MASA has moved from 1884 Como Ave as of April 1, 2022. Our staff will continue to work remotely.
Our new mailing address is: PO Box 9400, North St Paul, MN 55109
2022 MASA/MASE Spring Conference Handouts Thank you for attending our annual spring conference. We hope you enjoyed the event and found lots of opportunities for networking and learning. The CEUs were emailed from email@example.com on March 23, 2022.
Kay E. Jacobs Memorial Award presented Friday, March 11 at the MASA/MASE Spring Conference Dr. Teri Staloch, Superintendent, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools | News Release
Outstanding Central Office Administrator Award presented Friday, March 11 at the MASA/MASE Spring Conference Kay Nelson, Assistant Superintendent, Sartell-St. Stephen Schools | News Release
MASA Distinguished Service Award presented Thursday, March 10 at the MASA/MASE Spring Conference Dr. Tom Melcher, Retired School Finance Director, Minnesota Department of Education | News Release
Minnesota Superintendent of the Year Award recognized Thursday, March 10 at the MASA/MASE Spring Conference Dr. Michael Funk, Superintendent, Albert Lea Area Schools | News Release
MASA Administrators of Excellence presented Friday, March 11 at the MASA/MASE Spring Conference This award honors an administrator annually from each of the nine MASA regions. Read the full news release here.
Region 1: Dr. Matt Hillmann, Superintendent, Northfield Public Schools Region 2: Mandy Fletcher, Superintendent, Blue Earth Area Schools Region 3: Dr. Chad Anderson, Superintendent, Tracy Area Public Schools Region 4: Blaine Novak, Superintendent, New York Mills School District Region 5: Laine Larson, Superintendent, Brainerd Public Schools Region 6: Rob Prater, Superintendent, Hinckley-Finlayson Public Schools Region 7: John Engelking, Superintendent, Proctor Public Schools Region 8: Lisa Weber, Superintendent, Waubun-Omega-White Earth Schools Region 9: Dr. Carly Baker, Superintendent, Brooklyn Center Community Schools
MASA and education associations send joint letter to Minnesota Legislative Leaders regarding the MMB surplus announcement As you consider supplemental budget priorities for the 2022 legislative session, we urge you to make stabilizing Minnesota’s education funding system one of your highest priorities. Two major state policy changes adopted in 2001 and 2002 – repealing the general education levy and removing projected inflation from the state budget forecast – have greatly destabilized Minnesota’s education funding system.... Read the full letter here.
Education Associations issue joint statement on recent incidents at activities Recently students, schools and communities have experienced racist events that tell us we as school leaders have more work to do. Mistreatment of anyone on any basis is not only intolerable, it is something we, as educational leaders, unequivocally condemn. Racial, religious, or sexual harassment is simply unacceptable in our schools. The goal of safe, supportive school environments is of paramount importance. It is essential that every effort be made, and action is taken to ensure that all students have a safe environment in which to learn and participate in activities. In addition, victims of racist words or actions need support. Together, we commit to making every effort to ensure that students have a safe environment in which to learn and participate in activities. Read the full memorandum here.
U.S. Dept. of Education and CDC COVID-19 Dashboard Today, November 4, 2021, the Department of Education, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is launching a new COVID-19 data dashboard to help the public keep track of the impact of COVID-19 on K-12 schools. The dashboard aggregates in one location data on pediatric COVID-19 cases, youth vaccination rates, and numbers on schools that are operating in-person, hybrid or remote. Data will be updated each week, and where possible, the information is presented geographically so that educators and families can understand the impact of COVID in their communities. This is the first time such data will be presented in a single location to the public.
To present data on school modalities, CDC researchers partnered with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to develop a model to estimate the most likely learning modality (in-person, hybrid, and remote) for public and public charter school districts nationwide. These findings were originally presented in a recently published MMWR, and now CDC will be providing the data on a weekly basis.
MASA Directory - Updated February 2022 Have you renewed your MASA Membership? Join Today! The directory is posted in the "Members Only" section of our website.
Management Concerned for Public Education (MCPE) During the legislative session, MASA will once again be at the capitol representing YOU! MASA is committed to providing an excellent effort of influencing lawmakers in the support of educational leaders. "It Takes All of Us” to do this, and we need your support. Join MCPE today!