Mr. John Klaber
2037 Roe Crest Drive North
Mankato, MN 56003
MASA: MN Assn. of School Administrators
Every Child Matters: MN Children's Platform Coalition
MAAP: MN Association of Alternative Programs
MASSP: MN Assn. of Secondary School Principals
MDE: MN Dept. of Education
MESPA: MN Elementary School Principals Assn.
MNCEC: MN Council for Exceptional Children
MSBA: MN School Boards Assn.
MN Special Education Compliance and Assistance: Complaints, Hearings, Mediation
AASA: American Assn. of School Administrators
CASE: Council of Administrators of Special Education
CEC: Council for Exceptional Children
Disabilityinfo.gov: the New Freedom Initiative
USDOE: U.S. Dept. of Education
Participant Registration is Open!
Make plans to attend the 2019 MASA/MASE Spring Conference
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Minnesota Administrators for Special Education (MASE) and
Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) present
March 7-8 • Minneapolis Marriott Northwest • Brooklyn Park, MN
What do you think of when you hear the words, “public education?” What do you think your students think of? How about their parents? District staff? Community members? Our audiences are many and diverse, and every individual has an idea of what “school” means to them – and therefor what schooling should be today. So what’s your story? A critical part of school leadership is cultivating an accurate narrative about the state of public education, and sometimes that can be challenging given the range of audiences and perspectives. Let’s take some time this spring and reflect on the stories of success, the opportunities provided by a system that is accessible to all, and the great presence of our schools in communities across Minnesota. Let’s celebrate public education!
2019 SPRING EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION!
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Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA)
& Minnesota Administrators for Special Education (MASE)
March 7-8, 2019
Exhibit Date: Thursday, March 7
Marriott Northwest • Brooklyn Park, MN
Join us on March 7th and share the excitement of the annual MASA/MASE Spring Conference!
2019 Stenswick Benson Scholarship Award
Candidates must be in a private or public Minnesota graduate program leading to special education licensure. This includes psychology, and any related services as well as teacher licensure. It could also include someone entering the program to obtain Special Education Director licensure. (Note: Students attending non-Minnesota schools will also be eligible if the school the individual is attending is located geographically close to Minnesota). Strong consideration will be given to candidates working to obtain licenses in highest areas of need across Minnesota; regional needs will also be considered when they are different.
Please have the candidate complete their section; the Special Education Director will be responsible to submit the final document for consideration to Shannon Erickson by April 5, 2019. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
MASE Winter Newsletter!
Order Your MASE Apparel Today!
MASE clothing and apparel are now available online. All benefits will go towards the Minnesota Special Education Leaders Foundation (MNSELF).
You can choose from t-shirts, hoodies, and baseball tees for the holiday season!
Check out the online store here: https://mselfstaff2019.itemorder.com/sale
2019 MASE Legislative Platform
MASE Award Nominations Open!
We encourage you to consider nominating yourself or a colleague for recognition. Click here for the 2019 nomination forms.
MASE 2018-2019 Strategic Plan
2019 MASE Day at the Capitol!
Date: March 21, 2019
Time: Meeting will begin at 8 am
Location: Best Western Capitol Ridge | 161 St Anthony Ave, St Paul, MN 55103
Room: Capitol Hall 2
The day will begin with a hot breakfast and legislative meeting starting at 8 am at the Best Western Capitol Ridge and the group will then head to the Capitol to meet with various legislators. The group will then reconvene back at the hotel at around 2:30 pm.
All MASE members are welcome to attend!
If you need lodging, please call the Best Western Capitol Ridge at 651-227-8711 to request a room in the MASE room block.
2018 MASE Fall Leadership Conference Handouts Click Here
Special Education Finance Bootcamp
Registration is open for the Special Education Finance Bootcamp 2018/19!
» Overview of Special Ed. Funding
» Understanding your district’s SpEd Comprehensive Aid Report
» Maximizing your Revenue
» Time & Effort Reports
» Cross Subsidy Calculation
» Tuition Billing
» Q&A Session and much more!
This one-day training is for MASE Members (preferably Directors) with a maximum of 30 participants at each training.
All sessions are from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Attendees should bring their own lunch. Beverages and snacks provided.
UPDATE as of Monday, December 7:
January 16th (Metro) - FULL
February 13th (Staples)
April 10th (North Mankato)- FULL
May 15th (MASE Best Practices Conference)
** 2 weeks prior to each session registration will be open to other district staff (business managers/directors/superintendents/staff)
Cost: $125.00 per person • Maximum participants: 30
REGISTER AT: gced.k12.mn.us — Click here for the attached flyer for dates and details.
Directors’ Forum Dates
MDE in Conference Center B
March 22, 2019
May 3, 2019
Friday, November 30
Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP) Dates
MDE in Conference Center A, Room CC-13
January 25, 2019
April 26, 2019
2018-19 MASE New Leaders Training!
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The MASE New Leaders Training is a series of professional development sessions that provide opportunities for new and newer leaders to enhance leadership skills and explore the information needed for successful early practice.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet other new leaders, experienced colleagues, state department staff and other resourceful people from the special education community. Topics include federal and state special education law, finance and budgeting, state reporting, program topics and leadership.
If you are aware of any new special education directors or leaders, please encourage them to register for the training!
*NEW THIS YEAR*
Sessions will be tailored for two audiences: the All Leaders’ Training (anyone may participate) or the Directors’ Cohort (for directors of record).
LET US KNOW...
Whether for new jobs, retirements, or new staff, now is the time of year when many of our members start to make changes for the new school year. Help us keep track of our members — and keep MASE benefits and services coming your way! If your position is changing, or you know of someone who is making a change, please let us know and we will follow up. Just send us an email (email@example.com) or give us a call (651-645-6272 or 1-866-444-5251). Also, if you have new colleagues in your area who are not yet MASE members, let us know and we will send membership information to them for the new school year.
The 2019 Legislative Session
The 2019 Legislative Session will convene on Tuesday, January 8, and MASE lobbyist Brad Lundell will be there. See Brad’s blog for his ongoing updates and commentary. firstname.lastname@example.org
View the latest in Association News, Weekly CASE Reports, and Quarterly Newsletters
MASA/MASE Joint 2019 Calendar
(printable • as of Jan. 7, 2019)
Contact information for active and retired members.
Base language for new special education director and continuing special education director.
Improving educational outcomes for all children; closing the education gap; reducing over-identification.
MASE Business Partners
Click Here and Join today as a Business Partner Member!
We would like to thank our Tier III 2018-19 Partners for their continued support!