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, Dan Rask's Schedule: April 13 - Miles City, April 14 - Bozeman, April
Butte. Please use email or 221-6303 if I am not
at the office.
Office Manager, Linda Sunderlin's Schedule: Monday through Thursday from
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
DIRECTOR'S REPORT: APRIL 13, 2015
We have launched a new website and will run both
through the rest of this school year. Please take a look at
We are launching this site to replace the current site. I will continue to
update both sites for your convenience until July 1, 2015. At that point, this
will become the official site of the MSSA. April's conference schedule as
well as next year's schedule is located in the "Conference Calendar and
Registration" page. I
will be sending out a survey from Survey Monkey this Wednesday regarding
next year's schedule.
We have surveyed our membership regarding a summer institute this year. The
results of that survey concluded to stay with the February slate for next year.
There is considerable interest in a summer institute with just under 50%
indicating such. I will develop a team of teachers to consider an
institute in summer 2016. We then can look at the site, date, venue and
agenda more thoroughly. Thanks for responding. We had 41 responses.
Be looking this week for presenters and topics for next year's calendar of
The privatization bills keep moving along. Here is a brief rundown of
where they are currently:
HB 377 - (Eliminate Common Core and SBAC). Heard in Senate Education and
Cultural Resources 3/16. No further action as of yet.
HB 433 - (Tuition Tax credit for private school enrollment). Failed in
Senate Judiciary, Wednesday, April 8. Remains in committee.
HB 501 - (Student Data Collection and Privacy). Tabled in Senate Judiciary
on March 20.
HB 596 - (Charter School Bill). Hearing in Senate Education and Cultural Resources Committee
Monday, April 13 @ 3 p.m. in Room 422.
We have adjusted the dates of next year's calendar for Lewistown and Helena
in September. Please check that change of days on the calendar located in
the "Conference Calendar and Registration" page.
We have just scheduled our 'Teachers of Hutterite Children" Conference on
August 10, 2015 @ College of GF - MSU. Information will be forthcoming and
both in the Forum link as well as the Conference Calendar link. This will
be a one day conference.
2015 - 2016 "Letter of Agreement"
2015 - 2016 CONSORTIUM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR.
2015 MSSA APRIL CONFERENCE DATES AND SITES -
Monday, April 13 - Miles City (Miles
2715 Dickinson St, Miles City, MT 59301,
Tuesday, April 14 - Bozeman (Comfort Inn,
1370 N. 7th Ave., Bozeman, MT,
Thursday, April 16 - Butte (Montana Tech, 1300 West Park Street, Butte, MT
59701, Copper Lounge)
Monday, April 20 - Lewistown (Yogo Inn, 211 East Main
Street, Lewistown, MT 59457, Mountain Room)
SITE CHANGED FROM CMMC.
Tuesday, April 21 - Havre (Great Northern Hotel,
1345 1st Street,
Havre, Montana, 59501, Conference
2015 MACSS "RURAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR" - DAWN DAWSON OF BENTON LAKE
ELEMENTARY IN CHOUTEAU COUNTY!
64TH MONTANA LEGISLATIVE SESSION PAGE
As always, "Our students are worth the effort".
Street, University of Montana - Western # 63, Dillon, MT 59725.
Office (406) 683-2685, (Fax) 406 683-2682