THE HENTON HEADLINES
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 https://reg.cmrus.com/aasa2022/.
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 https://www.emergencyconnectivityfund.org/.
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.
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|July 1||MASA Membership Due|
|Renew online: https://events.resultsathand.com/masa_masemembership/1346|
|August 1||MASA Committee Sign-Up Deadline|
|Sign up for a committee online here: https://forms.gle/SZG9BB8auN2pvwrX6|
|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: https://events.resultsathand.com/greatstart/1386|
|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: https://events.resultsathand.com/maseapp/1397/|
|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!|