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June 3, 2021
Here’s the scoop for the week...

Letter to Commissioner Heather Mueller and MDE Director of  Government Relations Adosh Unni:

Given that the “Global Agreement and Working Group Framework” announced by Governor Walz on May 17 includes commissioners in the dialogue between legislative committee chairs, I worked with AMSD, MREA, MASBO, and MSBA to author a letter to Heather and Adosh regarding the ESSER 9.5% flexible spending available to Governor Walz.  

Here is a link to the letter. Heather responded shortly after she received it writing that, “We are taking this feedback very seriously.”

Where did the requirement for seeking community input on the use of American Rescue Plan Act (ESSER) dollars come from?

I have received many concerns regarding the need to seek public input on school district plans for use of the ARPA funds. The timeline is very short.

At this link you will find in A-4 beginning on the bottom of page 12 and continuing on to page 13 a section where this requirement is discussed.  There are a number of other questions answered in the document that you may want to reference at some point even though it is 61 pages long!

Leadership Matters: 

“We cannot start over, but we can begin now, and make a new ending.” - Zig Ziglar

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Detailed information may be found at and the MASA Calendar.

June 8 DUE: MDE Career and Technical Education Levy Revenue Budgets
  MDH: EHTB Advisory Panel (1 pm - 3 pm) rsvp to
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
  DUE: Application for The Minnesota Tax and Aid Anticipation Borrowing Program (MNTAAB),
June 30 DUE: MDE Minnesota Continuous Improvement Process
  DUE: MDE Finalize Title I application
July 1 Due: MASA Membership Renewal
July 4 Independence Day Observed
July 14 MDE: District and School Student Results (DSR and SSR) files available
July 15 DUE: MDE Seclusion Report
  Quarter 4 (April 1-June 30) due July 15


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Jim Guetter

I truly appreciate the job, work you are doing for the Educational state of MN. There have been several times over the past month that info you have shared has been exactly what I was looking for.
Such as the above - "A4-for the E3 requirement of return to safe learning language". I certainly wasn't interested in nor have the time to read the 61 pages. The document is to the SEA, and they are not keeping up, even though I believe trying their best. I also enjoy your Zig quotes- have always been a fan. Perhaps you'd consider leading MDE, as you have experience leading schools. Which still seems to be a need in that department. Thank you for your leadership and information.

Sherri Broderius

Pages 12 and 13 are just what I needed to get to the public comment and have an explanation of what this is all about for the public. Thank you for this important info.
Jim G., you are correct. Deb gives us pertinent information to help us get our work done.
Thanks, Deb!
Sherri B.

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