THE HENTON HEADLINES
November 19, 2020
Here’s the scoop for the week…
“If you wanted everyone to like you; then you should have sold ice cream”
Superintendent and Lieutenant Colonel Chip Rankin recently sent a video to his colleagues in the Minnewaska area from his post in the Horn of Africa. He offers his thoughts on leadership and ice cream! While Chip is away, Interim Superintendent Rick Ellingworth has assumed Chip’s position in Minnewaska. Click on this link to watch Chip’s VIDEO.
Chip will not be home for Thanksgiving and is checking his school email. Let’s send Chip our gratitude for his service to our county firstname.lastname@example.org!
Contracted/private transportation question answered:
According to Daron Korte of MDE, Executive Order 20-94 applies only to special education contracted transportation. A number of MASA members have asked if their school district needs to continue to pay for contracted transportation even when in a distance learning and/or hybrid model and routes have been reduced. Daron shared that special education transportation is reimbursed while transportation for general education is formula based. Districts can use their formula dollars to pay their contractors, but are not required to do so unless the contract they negotiated with their contractor requires they do so.
First Master Class in the books:
Dr. Kaz Nelson led MASA’s first Master Class on November 17. Those who participated learned about why we are all not feeling great and what to do about it! Look for more Master Classes to come-they are free and will provide you with practical and relevant information!
"Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out."- Stephen R. Covey