MSMA
PRIORITY NOTICE: Unified Guidance Regarding Executive Orders and School Personnel: All School Services and Employees are Essential https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?e=&u=a582edd6473e477ef6307c769&id=169f6e9329
5 days ago, MSMA
MSMA
Update from Commissioner Makin 3-27-20 https://mailchi.mp/maine/cu5lemq6y0-1321000?e=ebadcd071b
11 days ago, MSMA
MSMA
Video Message From Commissioner Makin Regarding Pandemic: March 22, 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF562moq1yY&feature=youtu.be
15 days ago, MSMA
MSMA
17 days ago, MSMA
MSMA
Proposed Rulemaking for Rule Chapter 112 https://mailchi.mp/maine/cu5lemq6y0-1320899?e=2cff93feff
18 days ago, MSMA
MSMA
Why Outbreaks like Coronavirus Spread Exponentially and How to "Flatten the Curve" https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/
18 days ago, MSMA
MSMA
DOE Commissioner’s Message to the Field https://mailchi.mp/maine/cu5lemq6y0-1320895?e=2cff93feff
18 days ago, MSMA
MSMA
19 days ago, MSMA
MSMA
Governor Mills Takes Further Steps to Respond to COVID-19, Protect Health and Safety of Maine People https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/governor-mills-takes-further-steps-respond-covid-19-protect-health-and-safety-maine-people
19 days ago, MSMA
MSMA
Governor Mills, Legislature Spearhead Emergency Legislative Package to Respond to COVID-19 https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/governor-mills-legislature-spearhead-emergency-legislative-package-respond-covid-19-2020-03-17
20 days ago, MSMA
MSMA
As COVID-19 spreads throughout the country, more schools are canceling classes and shifting their in-person instructional time online. Many teachers are now trying to understand the ins-and-outs of distance learning. The good news is: help is available! Many companies are offering teachers and schools access to their online platforms for free for the duration of their closure. The Center for Safe Schools has put together a list of free online resources. This list can be accessed here: https://schoolchoiceweek.com/37-free-online-resources-for-schools-shifting-online-during-coronavirus/
21 days ago, MSMA
MSMA
Coronavirus and school closures - the importance of social distancing. Linked below is an article from Ariadne Labs on the benefits of social distancing. https://5il.co/dtoi
21 days ago, MSMA
MSMA
Please click the link below to read the priority notice from Commission Makin regarding the close of schools due to COVID-19. https://www.maine.gov/doe/covid-19/closeofschools
22 days ago, MSMA
MSMA
Governor Announces Significant Recommendations & Signs Civil Emergency Proclamation to Respond to COVID-19 in Maine https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/governor-announces-significant-recommendations-signs-civil-emergency-proclamation-respond
22 days ago, MSMA
MSMA
Governor announces first confirmed Corona Virus case. At this time there is no plan to close public schools.
26 days ago, MSMA
MSMA
The most up-to-date information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Schools can be found on the Maine DOE website. Under "Important Links" you can also find a webinar with guidance for schools. https://www.maine.gov/doe/covid-19
29 days ago, MSMA
MSMA
Governor Mills convened her Coronavirus Response Team charged with coordinating State government’s response across departments and local agencies and health authorities to the potential spread of novel coronavirus. Click the link below for additional information. https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/governor-mills-convenes-coronavirus-response-team-2020-03-02
about 1 month ago, MSMA
MSMA
Please click the link below to read the Priority Notice from the Maine DOE - Reminders for School Communities Regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus https://mainedoenews.net/2020/02/26/priority-notice-reminders-for-school-communities-regarding-the-2019-novel-coronavirus/
about 1 month ago, MSMA
MSBA
Poverty Simulation - MSBA and MaineSpark are cosponsoring this learning event at the MaineSpark Summit. Look for details to sign up for this event to be held on May 18 at Thomas College!
about 1 month ago, MSBA
MSMA
Click on the following link to read the January/February 2020 issue of MSMA Policy Development News - the Annual Index Issue. https://5il.co/d3mc
about 1 month ago, MSMA
MSMA
*Change in status on punitive transfer bill* There has been a change in status on L.D. 1857, An Act To Protect Teachers from Punitive or Retaliatory Transfers. MSMA will keep you posted on the bill's status, but there is no need to submit testimony today.
about 1 month ago, MSMA
MSSA
David Murphy honored as Maine’s Superintendent of the Year!
about 1 month ago, MSSA
MSMA
Click on the following link to read the Winter 2020 issue of MSMA Labor Relations News: https://5il.co/d0of
about 1 month ago, MSMA
MSMA
Click on the following link to read the Winter 2020 issue of MSMA School Law News: https://5il.co/cp1t
2 months ago, MSMA
MSSA
Judge Broderick shares his family’s personal journey with mental health with Maine Superintendents. #knowthefivesigns #changedirection.
3 months ago, MSSA
Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
School Board members and superintendents spend time prepping for collective bargaining at workshop in Auburn. Important learning regarding implication of new legislation.
4 months ago, Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
MSMA
The MSMA offices will be closed today December 3 due to worsening storm conditions. Should you need someone to respond to a question please call 800-660-8484 and leave a message. Phone messages will be checked periodically.
4 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
The MSMA office will be closed Dec 3 until 11 a.m. due to the storm. If it is necessary to close for the day this message will be updated.
4 months ago, MSMA
Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
Great to be at the Viles House with the Augusta Board of Education and administrators at their education retreat and Board workshop. Doing great work to refine goals and action steps within their strategic plan.
5 months ago, Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
Eileen King
New learning for new Superintendents!
5 months ago, Eileen King
MSMA
Maine’s New Superintendents spend the morning learning about budget development and marketing your budget with Dr. Webb from Bangor and MSMA’s CFO Deb Roberts. The afternoon was spent talking about Organizational culture and climate. 2020 New Superintendents are enthusiastic and committed to their work. Great conversations! . Amazing Educational Leaders!
5 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
Phone and Internet services have now been restored to our offices. We apologize for any interruption in communication that may have occurred.
5 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
We are experiencing difficulty with our phone reception this morning. Please try to communicate with us via email. We will post a new message when the problem has been resolved.
5 months ago, MSMA
MSBA
Maine Education Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing school board members take part in Professional Learning at their retreat on Saturday, Nov 16 facilitated by MSBA Executive Director Steve Bailey
5 months ago, MSBA
Eileen King
MSMA Offices are closed 11/12 until 11:00 am. Please be safe and drive carefully.
5 months ago, Eileen King
MSMA
Public Education in Maine shines today! Congratulations to Adam Parvanta a teacher from Gorham High School on receiving the Milken Award!
5 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
Fall Conference is wrapping up. Thank you all for coming and hope to see you next year! Please leave your evaluation form in the basket before you leave, we rely on your input when planning for next year!
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
Peter Vigue addresses MSMA Fall Conference attendees learned about leadership and the importance of Mrs Earle, his Latin teacher who taught him to never say can’t., a message he carries with him every day.
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
Our Friday Endnote Speaker: Peter Vigue, Chairman of the Cianbro Companies talking about how a Latin teacher of his impacted his life. “Never say can’t, never give up!”
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
MSMA Executive Director, Steve Bailey and Sue Hawes, the new MSBA President drawing the winner of the grand prize Lillian Vanvieldt at Alliant Insurance Services: a $500 gift certificate to the Lord Camden Inn! Thanks Lillian!
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
Lunchtime, yum!
6 months ago, MSMA
Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
Educational and Career Opportunities at Cianbro clinic at MSMA Fall Conference: Sharing their connection to other academic institutions while helping young people be prepared to enter the workforce.
6 months ago, Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
Special thanks to the many presenters who provided valuable information within the 68 clinics at the 46th Annual MSMA Fall Conference! The conference is made meaningful through your contributions. Thank you!
6 months ago, Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
MSMA 2020-2021 budget approved this morning at the MSMA Annual Meeting by the two executive committees of MSBA and MSSA and the Action/Policy Committees of MSMA. Thanks to all who helped in this process.
6 months ago, Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
MSMA
MSMA Fall Conference learning about MSMA’s new website!
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
Adjacent to the MSMA insurance table we are also selling books and “Maine ❤️ Public Education” Long sleeve T-shirts ($12 child, $16). Stop on by!
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
Stop by the MSMA Insurance table anytime during the conference today to hear about the MSMA difference!
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
Special thanks to the sponsor of our delicious continental breakfast: Siemens
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
The winner of a $50 Visa Gift card from EPMA!
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
The winner of the raffle prize from Duro Last Roofing, a Fitbit Charge 3!
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
The winner of the raffle prize from Oak Point Associates, an Oculus Go virtual reality headset!
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
The raffle winner who received the grand prize from Drummond and Woodsum. A $200 LL. Bean gift card!
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
The winner of a jar of goodies from World of Change, an organization that uses spare change as a too get kids involved and to make giving accessible for all kids, who are able to choose where their donations go.
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
The winner of the grand raffle prize from Apple, a 32gb Apple TV!
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
Recipients of the MSMA Insurance raffle prizes. An Amazon Echo and two L.L. Bean gift cards!
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
Hard at work doing an in-clinic activity sharing ideas and of course networking!
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
MSBA President Kim Bedard calls the Delegate Assembly to order.
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
Our fabulous lunchtime entertainment the Bangor High School Symphonic Orchestra warming up for their performance. I wish you could hear how awesome they sound!
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
“Best Practices for Boardsmanship” presented by Peter Lowe, Attorney, Brann & Isaacson. Just one of many informative clinics offered this morning.
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
Apptegy representative Mark, is set up at a vendor booth in the auditorium. He will be available to answer any questions about MSMA’s new website and app or other Apptegy products. A clinic will also be offered introducing the new website and app Friday at 9:45 in the Capital Room. Stop by and say hi!
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
How much money was spent on Hannah Montana, High School Musical, and Disney Princess merchandise during the height of the recession? $26 BILLION! Dr. Beegle uses this figure to illustrate how much wealth is in America.
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
Special thanks to our Keynote Sponsor the Maine Army National Guard for making it possible!
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
Starting MSMA Fall Conference with keynote speaker Donna Beegle - important knowledge shared on combatting barriers and eliminating poverty.
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
A packed house listening to our keynote speaker Dr. Donna Beegle, President of Communication Across Barriers and author of “See Poverty... Be the Difference!”
6 months ago, MSMA
MSSA
Maine Superintendents give Dr. Joe a standing O! And a very special t-shirt and mug! Great inspirational day!
6 months ago, MSSA
MSSA
There are many different ways to learn!
6 months ago, MSSA
Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
Looking forward to MSMA 46th Annual Fall Conference tomorrow and Friday, October 24th and 25th! Great speakers, 68 clinics, wonderful exhibits for school board members and superintendents!
6 months ago, Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
MSSA
School Culture and Relationships are important in School Districts
6 months ago, MSSA
Eileen King
Maine Superintendents working and learning together!
6 months ago, Eileen King
Eileen King
Maine’s Assistant Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Chris Record
6 months ago, Eileen King
MSMA
MSMA Fall Conference- Last push to move headquarters up to the Civic Center!
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
Clinic Room Change - Thursday at 3:40 p.m. - Please note that Clinic V.C., Keeping Problems out of Problem-solving Negotiations and Your Interests in Interest-based Bargaining has been moved to the Cumberland Room.
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
All hands on deck at MSMA! Fall Conference is just days away!
6 months ago, MSMA
Eileen King
MSMA Fall Conferece
6 months ago, Eileen King
MSMA
Team MSMA- takes a break from Fall Conference Prep to gather for lunch and MSMAs 2019/2020 staff photo
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
MSMA gather one last time before Fall Conference week! Best team going!
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
Maine ❤️ Publication Education— MSMA prepares for Fall Conference and the theme lives on!
6 months ago, MSMA
MSMA
The Fall Conference clinic program is now available. https://5il.co/ara0
6 months ago, MSMA
Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
MSBA President Kim Bedard and Executive Director Steve Bailey visit with Superintendent Xavier Botana and members of Portland School Board, April 24
7 months ago, Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA
MSBA Officers posed with state exec at the NSBA Summer Leadership Seminar.
7 months ago, Steve Bailey, MSBA, MSSA, MSMA