The MASA Superintendent’s Calendar is one of our most talked-about member resources. For the 2020-21 school year, MASA staff worked with our education partners, including MDE and Thrun Law Firm, as well as educational leaders in the field, to re-evaluate the calendar and offer a more robust, complete resource to our members.

In these pages you will find a checklist of items that every superintendent must remember to do each year – from required trainings, to evaluations and goal setting, to professional development offered by MASA, MASB and MSBO.

This webpage will be regularly updated with highlights from the next checklist so make sure to bookmark it! Those highlights will also be sent to members via email. You can also print a copy of the checklist to keep at your desk. We encourage you to check back throughout the school year for updated information on events and trainings.

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March Checklist Preview

Is that spring weather we sense? Here is a look ahead at March:

  • Central Office: Finalize employee evaluations and finalize board recommendations for non-renewal
  • Central Office: Submit school improvement plans
  • Central Office: Upload individual student count data with UIC codes (due March 25)
  • Central Office: Submit At-Risk Pupil Free and Reduced Meals Count (due March 15)
  • Board: Review budgeting policies and protocols (fund balance, budgeting restrictions, etc.)
  • Note: Election day on March 9

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities


Looking to next month

April will be here before we know it, which means the end of the school year is coming! Here is a look ahead:

  • Central Office: Prepare employee non-renewal recommendations for board action
  • Central Office: Draft a school calendar and clock hours for next school year – if applying for Labor Day Waiver, being scheduling hearing with MDE
  • Central Office: Renew Emergency Operations Plan
  • Other: Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day (April 21)
  • Other: Reevaluate insurance coverages for buildings and any district property (e.g. technology) added during the year
  • Board: Act on non-renewal of employees
  • Board: Hold a budget workshop with Board

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Don’t see something on the checklist that should be there? Let us know!