THE HENTON HEADLINES
February 25, 2021
Here’s the scoop for the week…
Have you cast your MSHSL ballot?
As of this writing, just a little more than 300 ballots have been cast. This includes public, private, and homeschool ballots. To reach the required 75% quorum we need to have 405 schools vote. If you have not received a letter from the MSHSL sent postal mail dated February 18 that includes ballot information specific to your school/district, please email Lynne Johnson at email@example.com.
Here’s my sports analogy for the day - we are in the red zone. It’s second and 7. Let’s get this ball in the end zone before it’s fourth and inches!
P.S. I’m not sharing the name of the quarterback, but a certain animal comes to mind!
Your school board may be asked by your teacher’s local to pass this ED MN resolution
Some school boards have been asked by their teachers’ local to pass this resolution which does not align with MASA’s platform.
Education assessments in the time of COVID-19 and beyond
Donna Roper, Director of Research and Assessment for Edina Public Schools, shared this comprehensive report with me and it’s a good one to have on file. Don’t be scared off by the length-read the entire piece, or scan for sections relevant to your audience. Basic information to detailed analysis. Either you, or the staff in your system dealing with assessments will be glad to have this information. Thank you, Donna!
MSHSL Financial Advisory Committee includes three superintendents!
The MSHSL has created a financial advisory committee that will meet over the course of the next 18 months. A huge thanks to the two superintendents identified below who went through the MSHSL application process and were selected to serve in this capacity, and Superintendent Tom Jerome of Roseau Public Schools the current Vice-president of the MSHSL Board of Directors who will also serve on the committee.
Keith Kottke, Springfield Public Schools
Brandon Lunak, Moorhead Area Public Schools
"Weak leaders have the luxury of looking after themselves. Great leaders have the honor of looking after others." - @Simon Sinek