THE HENTON HEADLINES
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 www.getemergencybroadband.org 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 www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.
- The EBB Outreach Toolkit is available at www.fcc.gov/emergency-broadband-benefit-outreach-toolkit. 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 www.fcc.gov/emergency-broadband-benefit-providers 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 www.fcc.gov/outreach. This newsletter contains consumer-friendly information about the EBB program.
- We are still accepting requests for EBB presentations. Please visit www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and district. Visit sitelogiq.com or follow them on social media: LinkedIn, Twitter, or YouTube to learn more.
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 20||Father's Day|
|June 24-25||MASA Board Retreat|