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May 13, 2021
Here’s the scoop for the week…

To share with your families - Potential financial assistance for their internet service:

Beginning yesterday, May 12, low-income families will be eligible for a $50/mo reduction in their cost of broadband if they utilize a participating provider (Most MN providers are participating). 

You may wish to provide information about this to your families so feel free to pass this on to others in your district who might be able to reach the target audience. Note also that participation in the NSLP (Free/reduced-priced lunch) program is a qualifying indicator for the FCC EBB program (there are many other ways to qualify as well), so you may be able to encourage families to sign up for free/reduced lunch to be eligible for the program.

Consumers should visit or call the toll-free number 833-511-0311 specifically for information about the application.

Schools and organizations can visit the following websites for more information on how to promote this to your families.

  • Organizations and individuals wanting to become partners in disseminating information can find complete the Become an Outreach Partner form at
  • The EBB Outreach Toolkit is available at We also list the languages that materials are available in to provide information in-language materials to communities.
  • Please continue to visit the EBB providers page at to learn more about who has been approved to provide this benefit in your state. This list is updated frequently.
  • Of interest may be the April 2021 edition of our Consumer Connections newsletter now available at This newsletter contains consumer-friendly information about the EBB program.
  • We are still accepting requests for EBB presentations. Please visit to submit a request.

SitelogIQ free PD opportunities:

As a partner of K-12 districts across the U.S., SitelogIQ is focused on driving equitable outcomes for kids. Composed of superintendents and administrators, the team of education experts view challenges schools face through the lens of school leaders to facilitate dialogue and drive change. SitelogIQ works to help educators reach near and long-term district facility goals while focusing on the physical, functional, and educational needs of students and establish a new and better normal.

On June 14th, the SitelogIQ team will kick off a multi-part Webinar series to facilitate dialogue with school leaders around the country. In addition, leaders from Minnesota districts will be asked to showcase their innovative work. Topics will include:

Creating Equitable Learning Environments – what does it REALLY mean for the kids?
Community – how do you define yours?
Student Learning – what’s next?
School Board Dysfunction into Function
Athletics – politics and influence
Strategic Planning – needed now more than ever
Finance and Facilities – renovations and new construction

To receive the invitation to join Minnesota colleagues and participate in the Webinar series, send a note to with your name and district. Visit or follow them on social media: LinkedIn, Twitter, or YouTube to learn more. 

Leadership Matters: 

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Detailed information may be found at
and the MASA Calendar.
May Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May 6-12 National Nurses Appreciation Week
May 16 Observation of Shavuot begins
May 17 DUE: MDE Carl Perkins (submissions begin)
May 17 DUE: MDE Test WES (Post-test Edit) - late May to mid-June
May 17 DUE: MDE Renewal of school nutrition application - end of month
May 18 “Take Five” Communication Workshop Series (Noon - 1 pm)
May 19 “Take Five” Communication Workshop Series (Noon - 1 pm)
May 21-22 MN Aspiring Superintendents’ Academy
May 26 “Take Five” Communication Workshop Series (Noon - 1 pm)
May 27 “Take Five” Communication Workshop Series (Noon - 1 pm)
May 29 Memorial Day
June 1 DUE: MDE Title I Program Application
June 1 DUE: MDE Indian Education Letter of Intent
June 8 DUE: MDE Career and Technical Education Levy Revenue Budgets
June 15 DUE: MDE Student Support Data Collection
  Quarter 4 (April 1-June 30) due July 15
June 19 Juneteenth
June 20 Father's Day
June 24-25 MASA Board Retreat


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