THE HENTON HEADLINES
January 27, 2022
Here’s the scoop for the week
Special Election for Remainder of MASA President-Elect’s Term:
This spring MASA will conduct two elections for president-elect positions. The president-elect is elected annually in the spring. The position rotates between eligible MASA members from the metro area and greater MN.
The first election is for a president-elect from the metro area/Region IX. The MASA Nominating Committee met and suggested nominations for the position. Those individuals were notified, asked to run for the office and MASA members also received information on how to nominate themselves for the position. Nominations have since closed and the candidate/s will have the opportunity to address participants at the annual MASA Spring Conference ( March 10 & 11). Voting will take place following the conference.
Given Superintendent and MASA President-Elect Laine Larson’s resignation of her position effective June 1, 2022 due to her impending retirement, a second election for the remainder of her term will occur this spring. The MASA Nominating Committee will be reconvened during the week of January 31 to consider nominations for this position. Eligible MASA members from greater MN will also be able to self-nominate themselves and should watch for additional information on the nomination process and timeline for submission.
According to the MASA by-laws the MASA member who successfully secures the president-elect position from greater MN will automatically become MASA President on July 1, 2022. The candidate elected from the metro area/Region IX will become the president-elect.
You will note in what follows is that the rotation of the presidency between greater MN and the metro area will remain intact:
Executive Officers effective July 1, 2022
Past-President Superintendent Dr. Dan Bittman
President Candidate elected from greater MN
President-Elect Candidate elected from metro area/Region IX
Secretary Superintendent Dr. Scott Thielman
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
You are Busy and Now is Not the Time for the Equity Symposium:
The Equity Symposium scheduled for February 7 is cancelled. Instead, the content will be embedded in the Spring Conference offerings. It is our hope that this will enable those interested to engage in the learning at that time and not miss an additional day out of their school district.
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|Feb. 1||DUE MDE: Annual Immunization Status Report|
|Feb. 1||First Day of African American History Month|
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|Feb. 21||President's Day|
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|March 9||MASA Great Start & Finance Academy | Minneapolis Marriott NW|
|MASA Board Meeting | Minneapolis Marriot NW|
|March 10 - 11||MASA/MASE Spring Conference|