Greetings from the Executive Director! Thanks for taking the time to review our website. Our site possesses a wealth of resources for members and non-members alike. All links are located just above each page and the home page carries the most current news. Look the MSSA over and do not hesitate to "contact us" with any questions, comments or interest in our varied programs. Thanks, Dan Rask
Director's Schedule: December 10 - Dillon. Please use email or cell (406-221-6303) if I am not at the office.
Office Manager's Schedule: Linda Sunderlin works from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday each week.
MSSA WINTER NEWSLETTER
DECEMBER 10, 2013
The MSSA will be working on the "Rural Schools Financial Survey, the Newsletter and our professional development offerings for February and April. I will be attending our National Rural Education Advocacy Coalition Conference January 21, 22 in Washington D.C. At that conference, state affiliates and all members have a chance to visit with legislators and staffers as well as personnel from the Department of Education. members also set the coming legislative agenda with regard to education policy. The American Association of School Administrators is a partner in this effort at the national level.
MSSA will hold a board meeting in Helena on Wednesday, January 29th, 2013 in the SAM office building @ 11:00 a.m. Stay tuned for an agenda in the "Board News" link.
Please see the photos of recent conferences and of rural schools that have been coming into our office. They are in the links at the top of the page and some below.
CBS will interview the Divide School in Silver Bow County and the Cohagen School in Garfield County sometime in January. That show will then air on CBS Sunday Morning afterwards. Stay tuned for more specific dates when available. In addition to that news, Keith Graham, a professor of journalism at the U of M, has been interviewing 'one room schoolhouses" across Montana in preparation for a study on our successful rural schools. Both are exciting developments and great notoriety for our schools doing such a remarkable job against all odds.
February's professional development offerings will feature Leslie Fontana focusing on the culture, art and poetry of Montana Native American tribes.
Have a great month of December in your schools and with family and friends!
MSSA STANDARDS PROGRAM CONFERENCE MATERIALS
TITLE IIA LANGUAGE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE MEMBER SECTION
Title IIA application language is now in the member section for your download and use. Final report language is now in the member section also.
2013 - 2014 MSSA MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION AND LETTERS OF AGREEMENT
As always, "Our students are worth the effort".
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