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July 22, 2021
Here’s the scoop for the week

Early bird registration now open for AASA’s National Education Conference:

AASA members received an email this week allowing them to register for the February 17-19 conference in Nashville. The link is for AASA members only and may be accessed here

Emergency connectivity fund:

As part of the American Rescue Plan, $7.1 billion was allocated for school districts to apply for funding to better connect their students and staff at home. The application window closes on August 13, 2021. If you are a member of AASA, you received an email from AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech on July 20 providing additional information. Here is also a link for more information on the application process

AASA needs your help!

Help bring the ARP dollars to life! AASA’s advocacy team needs your assistance in helping Congress understand and see what these dollars mean to your district, how they are being used, and what a difference they make as it relates to your work to open schools, support students, and address learning recovery. Take a few minutes today to complete this brief survey.

Leadership Matters:

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions." - Albert Einstein

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Detailed information may be found at and the MASA Calendar.

July 1 MASA Membership Due
  Renew online:
August 1 MASA Committee Sign-Up Deadline
  Sign up for a committee online here:
August 4 2021 Back to School Conference: Reconnecting - Held Virtually 8-10 am
August 6 MDE: Test Results Summary provides embargoed summary results
August 10 Muharram (Al Hijrah New Year)
August 18 First Session of the Great Start Cohort for New Superintendents and Administrators
  Register online:
August 26 MDE: Individual Student Reports (ISRs)
August 30 Media receives access to embargoed accountability downloadable data file including state, all districts, and all school-level data
September 1 DUE: MDE SY22 ESEA Title applications (FIN401, FIN406, FIN414, FIN417, and FIN433)
September 14 Workshop: School Tax Elections: Planning for Success in the New Normal
  Register online:
September 15 DUE: MDE GEER I and ESSER I Summer 2020 Funding (FIN151, FIN152, FIN153)
  Applications were due by May 1, 2021 (this deadline has passed)
  Funds for expenditures from January 1-June 30, 2021 must be drawn by September 15, 2021
  Funds can be spent through September 30, 2022 and must be drawn by December 12, 2022
September 17-18 MN Aspiring Superintendents Academy
September 25-26 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | DECC, Duluth
September 26 Great Start Cohort Session #2 | DECC, Duluth
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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