THE HENTON HEADLINES
October 7, 2021
Here’s the scoop for the week
Leading with this, because your Leadership Matters:
“Dignity and decency are on the line in our public square. See yourself as someone who can combat the rage, division, and fear. With your energy, we can shift the tide. With our words, our deeds, and our voices, be a light. Our country and our world needs you. Let’s go.” - Maria Shriver
Justice Department announces new effort to combat threats against school staff and school leaders:
In response to the growing number of threats to school officials, Attorney General Merrick Garland has ordered the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Offices to meet within 30 days to develop strategies to address this disturbing trend. See more here: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-addresses-violent-threats-against-school-officials-and-teachers. The last paragraph also contains a link to report threats in our nation’s public schools
SNL captures recent school board meetings all in one sketch!
If you haven’t yet watched this, it aired on Saturday night or later on social media, here you go!
*Alert: Latest TikTok dangerous and inappropriate school challenges:
Many school districts across the nation, and in Minnesota, experienced theft and vandalism particularly in bathrooms during the month of September when the TikTok challenge, “Devious Licks” encouraged students to damage school property, or steal from schools. Here is the latest list of TikTok challenges and unfortunately a neighboring state reportedly had two staff members hit last week by students.
- October: Smack a staff member on the backside.
- November: Kiss your friend’s girlfriend at school.
- December: Deck the halls and show your b****.
- January: Jab a breast.
- February: Mess up school signs.
- March: Make a mess in the courtyard or cafeteria.
- April: Grab some “eggs” (another theft challenge).
- May: Ditch Day.
- June: Flip off the front office.
On September 15, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a waiver on fiscal action requirements in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) where there is a supply chain disruption due to COVID–19.
Until June 30, 2022, providers will not be penalized for missing food components, missing production records or repeated violations involving milk type and vegetable subgroups. When determining whether this waiver is applicable during an administrative review, state agencies will consider all of the information school food authorities have available that illustrates that a COVID-19 supply chain disruption occurred. (Taken from Association of School Execs, ASE, notes September 29, 2021)
|Oct. 15||Due: MDE|
|Oct. 27||MASA Finance Academy #1 | MASA Offices Join the Finance Academy Here.
MASA Great Start Cohort Session #3 | MASA Offices Join the Cohort Group Here
|Nov. 1||Due: MDE
Intent to Become New Schoolwide Title I Program
|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|
Early Childhood Education Outcomes (typically Dec. 1 but Dec. 3 for 2021)
|Dec. 15||MASA Great Start Cohort Session #5 | MASA Offices|