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Here’s the scoop for the week

Synopsis of MASA Board of Directors Retreat

The Board of Directors met on June 24 and 25 in person at the Marriott Northwest. The meeting included a presentation on leadership by Joe Cavanaugh, Founder and CEO of Youth Frontiers, and an update on MASA equity work provided by members of the MASA Equity and Excellence in Education (Triple E) Steering Committee, Katie Pekel Principal in Residence at the U of M and Sebastian Witherspoon Executive Director of Equity Alliance. 

The Board of Directors worked on draft belief statements to be included in the next continuous improvement plan and unanimously passed an equity statement, and two definitions around equity and race equity. Those will be provided to members as the continuous improvement plan process continues to move forward.  

Finally, the Board of Directors conducted an evaluation of me. I am happy to report that I will continue to be the MASA Executive Director and today already marks the beginning of my second year! I am so honored to support the staff and members of MASA.

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Leadership Matters:

“The true measure of a man isn't how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges” - Dr. Martin Luther King


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Detailed information may be found at and the MASA Calendar.

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
July 20 Eid al-Adha
August 4 2021 Back to School Conference: Reconnecting - Held Virtually 8-10 am
  Registration coming soon!
August 6 MDE: Test Results Summary provides embargoed summary results
August 26 MDE: Individual Student Reports (ISRs)
September 1 DUE: MDE SY22 ESEA Title applications (FIN401, FIN406, FIN414, FIN417, and FIN433)
September 14 DUE: MDE GEER I and ESSER I Summer 2020 Funding (FIN151, FIN152, FIN153)
September 14 Workshop: School Tax Elections: Planning for Success in the New Normal - Registration Coming Soon!
September 17-18 MN Aspiring Superintendents Academy
September 26 Dale G. Jensen Golf Tournament - Details Coming Soon!
September 26-28 MASA Fall Conference - DECC, Duluth - Save the Dates!



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