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Criminal Background Checks

Our schools must remain compliance with this law through related policy and operating procedures. Annually in your Basic Information Report, schools advise MNSAA that they follow this statute. When a school is visited by an onsite team, compliance is checked for each employee. If original copies are not maintained in the school, the team will need [...]

August 2018 Accredit Memo

August is a time when our school leaders begin to plan for their halls to once again ring with the joyous sounds of  engaged learners and happy teachers. It is our hope that this month's Accredit Memo will support of you in getting ahead of all things related to MNSAA accreditation. In August's edition of the Accredit [...]

July 2018 Accredit Memo

Hoping these summer days are bringing rest and well deserved relaxation to our school leaders. In this edition of the July 2018 Accredit-Memo you will find information about MNSAA's 2018 Annual Conference with Eric Twadell, your Annual Progress Report response, meeting Minnesota's K-12 Compulsory Instruction Law, and much more. Wishing each of you great peace during these [...]

2018 Annual Progress Report Response – Check Your Inbox

Our trained Annual Progress Report reviewers have completed their work of reading and responding to school reports. Look for their response in your Inbox. All schools required to  submit reports in June 2018 have received an email from Director Mueller with the APR response attached as a pdf file. Be sure to review your report [...]

MNSAA: Leading by Design

We are delighted to announce Eric Twadell as our keynote speaker for our 2018 Annual Conference. Eric is a renowned author, award winning educational leader, family guy and engaging speaker! Learn more about his work on the Amazon author's page. We are now accepting speakers proposals. Use the link to enter your proposal by September 1st. [...]

May 2018 Accredit Memo

During these last days of school, festivities are abundant and the energy of students and teachers is high! It's an exceptional time to celebrate the amazing accomplishments your school community enjoyed during the past year. It is my most sincere hope that our school leaders will take time to step back and reflect on the [...]

School Meals Don’t Have to End in Summer

Learn How You Can Help! Hunger Impact Partners is a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization working with the Minnesota Department of Education to promote free summer meals for kids across the state in conjunction with the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Learn more about how you can support this effort by clicking here.

April 2018 Accredit Memo

Our monthly newsletter is provided to support schools in building the best possible educational program for the students and families you serve. In this month's edition you will learn more about: Accessing your school's Member Portal for uploading documents Preparing your Annual Report to Stakeholders Meeting MNSAA's requirement for Annual Evaluation of ALL Staff  Legal requirements for [...]

February 2018 Accredit Memo

The ground hog and a step outside remind us that there are still six weeks left of winter. In spite of finding ourselves smack in the middle of the deep heart of this glorious season, it is enlightening to find the days getting longer and our students growing wiser. Find this edition of MNSAA's Accredit-Memo [...]

2018-19 Nonpublic Per Pupil Aids Announced

FY2019 Program Rates of Entitlement and Pupil Reporting Procedure Please read the Nonpublic Pupil Aids memorandum from Greg Sogaard, Division of School Finance. Public school districts are reimbursed for expenditures incurred in providing pupils the instructional materials and pupil support services required when pupils are attending a nonpublic school (includes home schools), which are established [...]