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NEW: Minnesota COVID-19 School Testing Program – Grant Deadline Friday! To support schools in creating COVID-19 testing programs for students and staff, the State of Minnesota has extended the deadline for public and tribal schools to apply for grant funding to October 15, 2021. Read the full press release. In addition to the COVID-19 testing grants, all Minnesota schools can order free COVID-19 test kits from the state at any time. Find information about the free COVID-19 testing supplies for schools on the MDH website.
NEW: 14-day COVID-19 Case Rate by County October 14, 2021 View Here
NEW: MDE: Pandemic Enrollment Loss Support October 5, 2021 We know that many have been anxiously awaiting the allocations for Pandemic Enrollment Loss Support Aid. Today, we are able to share the allocation information. Pandemic Enrollment Loss Support Aid allocation is based on the declining enrollment pupil units for each school district and charter school between FY 2020 and FY 2021. This is roughly equivalent to 16 percent of the general education basic formula allowance or $1,077 per declining enrollment pupil. This allocation is based on preliminary year-end student data. Initial funding based on these preliminary allocations will be at 80 percent of the total. The funds for this program are available for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022 expenditures. Unused funds may be carried forward into SFY 2023. Allocations can also be found on the COVID-19 Federal Relief Funds page on our website.
The application will be available on SERVS later this month.The remaining funds will be released in January 2022 once allocations are finalized based on actual student data. Pandemic Enrollment Loss Support Aid will provide $29.191 million in additional declining enrollment revenue for districts and charter schools to account for lost revenue due to enrollment losses for the 2020-2021 school year. These funds comes from the flexible State Fiscal Stabilization funds in the American Rescue Plan, and are separate from ESSER funds. The funding will support services for students that may have been foregone last year due to the budget losses. Funds may be used to support new, expanded, or enhanced early learning services, and evidenced-based practices addressing learning loss and academic or student mental health needs, including professional development and training for staff to implement these strategies. NEW: MASA Directory Now Available - Updated October 6, 2021 Have you renewed your MASA Membership? Join Today! The directory is posted in the "Members Only" section of our website.
NEW: MASA Fall Conference Available Handouts View Here NEW: 2021-2022 MASA Committee List View Here
NEW: Renee Corneille Named MASA Richard Green Scholar 21-corneille-greenscholar.pdf(St. Paul, MN) – The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named Dr. Renee Corneille, Superintendent of the St. Anthony-New Brighton School District, the 2021 Richard Green Scholar. Dr. Corneille will present a paper, “Schooling and Education in a post COVID-19 world: Using context to help understand this moment and provide a path for the future” at the MASA Fall Conference, September 26-28, at the DECC in Duluth. View the Press Release Here
NEW: Equity Statement Press Release: Public school leaders pledge to support and expand education equity programs intended to make schools more safe, welcoming and effective for all students View Here NEW: David Krenz Receives MASA Polaris Leadership Award (St. Paul, MN) – The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named David Krenz, Retired Superintendent of Austin Public Schools, the recipient of the 2021 MASA Polaris Leadership Award. Krenz will be honored for his exemplary school leadership and a lifetime of achievement in education and the wider community at a statewide recognition ceremony at the 2021 MASA Fall Conference, September 27-28. View Here
NEW: PowerPoint presentation from CDC webinar is available The CDC has provided a PDF of its PowerPoint presentation from last week’s Back to School Fall 2021: A COVID-19 Prevention Strategies for K-12 Schools National Webinar. Please click here to access the presentation. The CDC did not record this webinar. NEW: 2021 MASA Fall Conference Registration and Information!
Intermediate School District 917 filled by Michael Favor
Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton School filled by Jeremy Erler
La Crescent-Hokah School Districtfilled by Eric Martinez
Lac qui Parle Valley School District filled by Rick Ellingworth
Lake Crystal-Wellcome-Memorial Schools filled by Mark Westerburg
Lake Park-Audubon Schools filled by Interim Tim Godfrey
Lancaster School District filled by Brad Homstad
Le Sueur-Henderson Public School District filled by Jim Wagner
Lynd School District filled by Jerry Rasmussen
Madelia School District filled by Shelly Bauer
Marshall Public School District filled by Jeremy Williams
Martin County West School District filled by Cori Reynolds
Mesabi East School District filled by Jeff Burgess
Milroy Public School District interviewing
Montevideo School District filled by Wade McKittrick
NE Metro Intermediate School District 916 filled by Val Rae Boe
New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (NRHEG) School District filled by Michael Meihak
FYI: Norman County West School District will be consolidating with Ada-Borup School District
Orono School District filled by Kristine Flesher
Paynesville Area Schools filled by Janell Bullard
Pequot Lakes Public Schools filled by Kurt Stumpf
Pine City Schools filled by Paula Foley
Robbinsdale Area School District filled by David Engstrom
Rochester Public School District filled by Kent Pekel
Roseville Area School District filled by Jenny Loeck\
Royalton School District filled by Kristine Wehrkamp
Sartell-St. Stephen School District filled by Jeffery Ridlehoover
Sibley East School District filled by Joseph Libby
Tri-County School District filled by Mike Gadbois
Ulen-Hitterdal School District filled by Ryan Baron
Wabasso School District filled by Jon Fulton
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School District filled by Brian Dietz
MASA/MSHSL Representatives Selected The MASA Board of Directors met on May 4 in a special session to select two superintendents to serve on the Minnesota State High School League, MSHSL, Board of Directors for Class A and Class AA. The Board of Directors selected Brandon-Evansville Superintendent Don Peschel to represent Class A Schools, and Prior Lake-Savage Superintendent Teri Staloch to represent Class AA Schools.
Their tenure on the MSHSL Governing Board will begin in August 2021, with the Class A position ending on July 31, 2025, and the Class AA position ending on July 31, 2023.
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!