Inclement weather in December has prompted MASA to offer this workshop one more time this year. We would like to thank Duane Martin, EdCounsel, LLC., for assisting us in scheduling this event.
Special One-Time Session!
The success or failure of a superintendent is built largely on the relationship with the board as a whole and with individual board members. This workshop will include an open discussion of key strategies for cultivating and maintaining a strong relationship with the board and individual board members. We will also discuss how the roles and relationships of the superintendent and board relate to district policies, contracts, and the law.
Location: MCSA (MASA) Education Center, 3550 Amazonas Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109
Date: Friday, February 7, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm (Working Lunch Included)
2020 MASA / MOSPRA Spring Conference: Registration Now Open
Lodge of Four Seasons
Lake Ozark, Missouri
Registration for the 2020 MASA/MOSPRA Spring Conference is now open. The 2020 Conference will be packed with great breakout sessions, outstanding keynote talks, and plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues.
Wednesday, March 25
Wednesday Afternoon Sessions
Thursday Morning, March 26
Friday Morning, March 27
Breakout Sessions On Current Topics!
Leadership, Administration & Finance
Communications and Public Relations
Innovations ● Enhancing Learning ● Technology ● Mental Health
Opening General Session
“School Funding Myths and Realities: Show-Me State Edition”
How well are Missouri schools doing as they work to provide quality education while constantly dealing with funding challenges? What does the research tell us about how and why equitable and adequate financing, and substantial, sustained school finance reforms matter for short and long term student outcomes? Bruce Baker will break these issues down as well as sharing estimates of cost to achieve academic goals (including a look at which states are doing this well and which are floundering). An expert in school finance with a wry sense of humor, Bruce Baker is always a favorite speaker for administrators.
Thursday Luncheon Speaker
“The Word that Shapes Our World”
So here’s the thing; your mind is a computer, pure and simple. And a computer has only one function: to answer questions. The questions you ask your mind result in answers that shape the way you see the world and how you interact in it. When you consider what questions others are asking themselves, you unlock the key to creating deep connections, find opportunities to collaborate on building great things, and gain a powerful tool to re-direct the lives of students and community members who are all but defeated in many aspects of their lives.
The most powerful questions you can ask yourself rely on one single word. It is a word that, more than any other, has shaped the entire modern world... And it is a word you already use each and every day.
Reservations @ The Lodge of Four Seasons (We encourage members to register soon as rooms fill quickly.) Should the Lodge be fully booked, please do the following:
1. Ask to be placed on the "wait list." We've found that many rooms open up.
2. Go ahead and book a room at another location. If a room opens at the Lodge, you can cancel the room at the other location. (Be sure to check their cancelations policies.)
3. Other potential locations
MASA does not have a contractual relationship with these resorts so we cannot vouch for lodging prices or room quality.
MASA and MOSPRA members may book their hotel room by calling reservations at The Lodge of Four Seasons: 888-265-5500 or by going online:
No login/attendee code is needed.
This roundtable discussion will focus on the many personnel decisions that school leaders must make each spring. EdCounsel attorneys will facilitate a discussion regarding personnel matters in light of best practices, board policies and legal requirements. Participants will gain insights into how best to lead the decision-making process surrounding key personnel matters including recruiting, hiring, contracting, non-renewals, resignations, RIF’s and separations.
Presenter: Duane Martin, EdCounsel, LLC.
Dates & Locations:
January 10: Jefferson City (MCSA), 3550 Amazonas Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109
January 14: Kirksville R-III, 1901 East Hamilton Street, Kirksville, MO 63501
January 17: Monett R-I, Scott Regional Tech Center, Two David Sippy Drive, Monett, MO 65708
January 23: St. Joseph, Board Room, 925 Felix Street, St. Joseph, MO 64501
February 3: Washington School District, Four Rivers Career Center, 1978 Image Drive, Washington, MO 63090