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August 26, 2021
Here’s the scoop for the week

Have you consulted with your school district’s insurance company lately?

A recent article linked here suggests that school districts should share their opening of school year plans with their insurance companies. Liability issues may arise for school districts not following mandates/orders/directives by state agencies.

Keep in mind the only two mandates in Minnesota currently are to report positive COVID cases to MDH, and to require persons on your school district vehicles (Federal mandate) to wear masks.

The article is mainly focused on states where masks are mandated/not mandated and school districts are perhaps not following the mandates which may create liability issues.

Still, it may be prudent to touch base with your insurance company and to also ask about cyber security liability and your school district’s coverage.

“Tough Year, Resilient Leaders”:

We know that lessons have emerged – and continue to develop – as a result of the pandemic challenge. Our most important take-away: schools are up to the task. 

Please join your colleagues in person at the MASA Fall Conference, and explore what we learned, how we are different, and how we will experience our next normal in Minnesota public education.

Find participant registration here:

Leadership Matters:

A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. - John C. Maxwell

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Detailed information may be found at and the MASA Calendar.

Aug. 26 MDE: Individual Student Reports (ISRs)
Aug. 27 DUE: Online and Blended Learning - Program Proposal and Assurances Form Click Here
Aug.30 Media receives access to embargoed accountability downloadable data file including state, all districts, and all school-level data
Sept. 1 DUE: MDE SY22 ESEA Title applications (FIN401, FIN406, FIN414, FIN417, and FIN433)
Sept. 13 DUE: MASA Service Recognition Forms Click Here to Complete Form
Sept. 15 Workshop: School Tax Elections: Planning for Success in the New Normal - Register online:
Sept. 15 DUE: MDE GEER I and ESSER I Summer 2020 Funding (FIN151, FIN1.)  Funds for expenditures from January 1-June 30, 2021 must be drawn by September 15, 2021
Sept. 17-18 MN Aspiring Superintendents Academy
Sept. 25-26 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | DECC, Duluth
Sept. 26 Great Start Cohort Session #2 | DECC, Duluth - Join the Cohort Group Here 
Sept. 26 Dale G. Jensen Golf Tournament - Click Here to Register
Sept. 26-28 MASA Fall Conference - DECC, Duluth - Click Here to Register


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