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October 15, 2021
Here’s the scoop for the week

MN Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman announces format for the 2022 Legislative Session:

In a memo to House Members and Staff released today, Hortman wrote, “We had hoped for a normal return to session, but like private and public sector employers that have had to postpone plans for a return to in-person work, the House will continue remote and hybrid operations at least through the end of the 2022 regular session.” Later in the memo she stated, “This policy may change as health and safety conditions evolve.”

I am not aware of the Senate’s plans as of this writing. Will keep you apprised as more information is released.

This week we lost a Great American, a Great Leader, a Great Statesman:

Sadly we lost General Colin Powell this week. General Powell shared in his memoir, It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership, his Thirteen Rules of Leadership you may find helpful:

  1. It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
  2. Get mad, then get over it.
  3. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
  4. It can be done!
  5. Be careful what you choose.
  6. Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.
  7. You can’t make someone else’s choices.
  8. Check small things.
  9. Share credit.
  10. Remain calm. Be kind.
  11. Have a vision. Be demanding.
  12. Don’t take counsel of your fears or naysayers.
  13. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier

Leadership Matters:

"If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance even less." - Shinseki

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Detailed information may be found at and the MASA Calendar.

Oct. 27 MASA Finance Academy #1 | Virtual Join the Finance Academy Here.
MASA Great Start Cohort Session #3 | Virtual Join the Cohort Group Here 
Nov. 1 Due: MDE
Intent to Become New Schoolwide Title I Program
Nov. 15

Due: MDE
Assurance of Compliance

Nov. 17 AMSD Fall Conference
Nov. 18 MASA Finance Academy #2 | MASA Offices
MASA Great Start Cohort Session #4 | MASA Offices
Nov. 19-20 MN Aspiring Superintendents Academy
Nov. 20

Due: MDE
Staff Automated Reporting (STAR)

Nov. 22

MASA Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting | 10-11:15 am
Virtual Meeting

Nov. 30

Due: MDE
Comparability Report  Fiscal Compliance Table

Neglected and Delinquent Child
Uniform Financial Accounting and  Reporting (UFARS)
EDRS Special Education Expenditures
Early Childhood Special Education Outcomes - date determined each year

Dec. 1

Due: MDE
Achievement Integration Actual Expenditures Report

Dec 3.

Early Childhood Education Outcomes (typically Dec. 1 but Dec. 3 for 2021)

Dec. 7

MASA Legislative Committee Meeting | 10 am - 2 pm
MASA Offices | Lower Level Boardroom | RSVP

Dec. 11

Due: MDE
Minnesota Common Course Catalogue (MCCC) (closes)

Dec. 15

Due: MDE
Achievement Integration Progress Report
World’s Best Workforce Summary Report

Dec. 1-31

Due: MDE
Facilities Age and Square Footage Report
Test WES (pre-test Edit)
MARSS WES (final fall data) - date determined each year

Dec. 15 MASA Great Start Cohort Session #5 | MASA Offices


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