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June 16, 2022
Here’s the scoop for the week

Will there be a Provisional Online Learning Application and Approval Process for 2022-2023?

MDE staff shared on June 15 that only those school districts fully approved as an Online Learning Provider will be able to provide online learning during the upcoming school year. So the answer to the question is “no.”

Just a quick refresher that Online Learning should not be confused with E-Learning Days or Distance Learning. Five E-Learning Days are available in a school year for the purpose of inclement weather, and Distance Learning was instituted in March of 2020 when all school districts were mandated by the Governor’s Executive Order to move to virtual learning. Online Learning requires the successful approval of an application submitted by school districts interested in offering the program.

Interested in Early Childhood Learning and Data Collection?

MASA needs a representative on MDE’s Early Childhood Longitudinal Data System, ECLDS, Governing Board. Superintendent Darren Kermes has served on the board for a number of years, and given the meeting schedule, he is no longer available as MASA’s representative on the board. We are grateful to Superintendent Kermes for his years of service on the ECLDS Board!

If you would be interested in serving in this position, please contact me for additional information. Thank you for your consideration!

MSBA & MASA Respond to Op-Ed:

A recent Op-Ed in the Star Tribune did not accurately reflect the organizations’ thoughts on the Page Amendment. Consequently, a response was submitted and published by the newspaper.

Leadership Matters:

"Your greatest test will be how you handle people who mistreated you." Unknown

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Detailed information may be found at and the MASA Calendar.

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
June 28 MASA Master Class: Minnesota Student Data Privacy Law: Impact and Implementation | 11 am - noon | Register online
July 1 MASA & MASE Membership Renewal
July 15 MSHSL Supply Order
July 31 MSHSL Membership Dues
August 1 MDE Back to School Conference | Minneapolis Marriott NW
August 11 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center
October 1 MASA Board of Directors Meeting | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 2 Dale G. Jensen Golf Classic | MASA Foundation Golf Tournament | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 2-4 MASA Fall Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake
October 24 MSHSL/MASA Executive Officers Meeting
October 26-28 MASE Fall Leadership Conference | Madden's on Gull Lake
December 7 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Quora Education Center
January 5 MASA Foundation Board Meeting | Quora Education Center
February 16-23, 2023 AASA NCE | San Antonio, TX
February 27 MASA/MSHSL Executive Officers Meeting
March 8, 2023 MASA Board of Director's Meeting | Minneapolis Marriott NW
March 9-10, 2023 MASA/MASE Spring Conference | Minneapolis Marriott NW
May 1 MASA/MSHSL Executive Officer Meeting


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