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
Register for the 2019 MASE Best Practices Conference!
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - Friday, May 17, 2019
Don’t miss this great opportunity to experience MASE’s annual Best Practices Conference for special education administrators. Our presenters–our own colleagues–will explore the latest approaches to improving academic, behavioral, social, and program outcomes for exceptional students.
Register for the conference using this link: https://events.resultsathand.com/maseapp/933
MASE Member: $199
Retiree Fee: $69 (This is the cost of lunch and breaks.)
Please register on or before Tuesday, April 30.
After Tuesday, April 30 there will be an increase of $50 (members, nonmembers, and retirees.)
If you must cancel: Cancel on or before Tuesday, April 30 for a $50 cancellation fee, after which you will not receive a refund. No-shows will be billed.
Lodging information is included on the registration site and below. Reservations are available online, by mail, or by fax.
2019 Spring Conference Handouts Available
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 Spring Newsletter
Click Here for the Newsletter
Finance Bootcamp Update
Due to the cancellation caused by inclement weather of the Finance Bootcamp scheduled for February 13, it has been re-scheduled for:
March 14th • Sourcewell facilities • Staples, MN.
March 14th has open seats (Staples)
April 10th is FULL (North Mankato)
May 15th has open seats (MASE Best Practices Conference)
Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP) Meetings
MDE Conference Center A, Room 13
Friday, April 26, 2019
Friday, September 20, 2019
Friday, November 22, 2019
Friday, January 24, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020
Special Education Directors’ Forum Meetings
MDE Conference Center B, Room 15-16
Friday, March 22, 2019
Friday, May 3, 2019
Friday, September 6, 2019
Friday, December 6, 2019
Friday, March 6, 2020
Friday, May 6, 2020
MASE Receives the 2018-2019 CASE Unit Report Award!
Thank you to Jill Skarvold for her leadership and writing our Unit reports. Congrat’s to all!
MASE Announces its 2019 Award Recipients
Each year, MASE provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding members and colleagues who are dedicated leaders and advocates for children and Minnesota education. We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients.
2019 Special Education Administrator of the Year Award
presented on Thursday Morning, March 7 at the MASE/MASA Spring Conference
The 2019 recipient of the MASE Special Education Administrator of the Year Award is Scott Hare, Director of Student Special Services, Mankato Area Public Schools
2019 MASE Distinguished Service Award
presented on Thursday Morning, March 7 at the MASE/MASA Spring Conference
The 2019 recipient of the MASE MASE Distinguished Service Award is
Laura Tubbs Booth, Attorney and Managing Partner, Booth Law Group
2019 MASE Legacy Award
presented at the MASE Fall Leadership Conference
The 2019 recipient of the MASE Legacy Award is Gaynard Brown, Retired Director (Paul Bunyan Education Cooperative)
2019 MASE New Special Education Leader Award
presented on Friday Morning, March 8 at the MASE/MASA Spring Conference
The 2019 recipient of the MASE New Special Education Leader Award is Amy Ernst, Director of Special Education, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools
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 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.
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.
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.
MASA/MASE Joint 2019 Calendar
(printable • as of Feb. 5, 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!