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April 21, 2022
Here’s the scoop for the week

Action Alerts are coming soon and we need your assistance:

As legislators work toward approving final legislation for the governor, it is imperative they hear from you. We are especially concerned about a Data Privacy Bill that would allow families to opt-out of programs you are using for academics like Schoology and SPED Forms. We also believe the time is now to address the Special Education and English Learner cross-subsidies.

We will send you language and an easy-to-use system that will allow you to contact your representatives directly to let them know how impactful their budgetary and policy decisions are on your individual district.

Thank you in advance for your advocacy!

Congratulations Assistant Superintendent Jenna Mitchler!

Bloomington Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Jenna Mitchler has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Jenna will spend several weeks this summer in Tajikistan, learning about and supporting work related to design thinking and educational leadership. The scholarship provides funding for participants to build relationships with international institutions and communities.

Leadership Matters:

“Public education is important not because it serves the public, but because it creates the public.” - Benjamin Barber (tweeted by Superintendent Kent Pekel)

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Detailed information may be found at and the MASA Calendar.

April 1 First Day of Counseling Awareness Month
First Day of Month of the Military Child
First Day of World Autism Awareness Month
Mathematics Awareness Month
Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
April 17-22 National School Volunteer Week
April 21 Administrative Assistants Day
April 22 Nat'l Earth Day
April 27 Administrative Professionals Day
April 29 Lailat Ul Qadr
May 1 First Day of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
First Day of Military Appreciation Month
First Day of National Mental Health Awareness Month
May 2-6 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6 National Nurses Day
May 11-13 MASE Best Practices Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake
May 30 MASA Offices Closed
June 1 First Day of LGBTQ+ Pride Month
First Day of National Safety Month
June 19 Juneteenth
June 23-24 MASA & MASE Board of Directors Retreat | Minneapolis Marriott NW
July 1 MASA & MASE Membership Renewal
August 1 MDE Back to School Conference | Minneapolis Marriott NW
October 1 MASA Board of Directors Meeting | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 2-4 MASA Fall Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 26-28 MASE Fall Leadership Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake
February 16-23, 2023 AASA NCE | San Antonio, TX


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