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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December Checklist Preview

December and winter weather will be here before we know it. Here is a look ahead at December:

  • Central Office: Upload Registry of Education Personnel (REP) on CEPI(due Dec. 1)
  • Central Office: Submit Title I Comparability Certification in MEGS+ (due Dec. 11)
  • Transportation: Check plows on maintenance trucks and salt supply
  • Board: Engage in new board orientation (if applicable) in December or January
  • Board: Adopt a summer tax levy to direct local taxing jurisdictions to levy half or all school taxes on July 1 (if applicable) (due Dec. 31)

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities


Looking to next month

A look ahead at January:

  • Central Office: Submit Consolidated Application Budget Amendments in MEGS+ (due Jan. 15)
  • Central Office: Begin to think about administrator contract renewal and/or extensions; Begin to think about employee contract negotiations
  • Central Office: Perform mid-year progress reports per section 1249 of the School Code
  • Central Office: Celebrate School Board Recognition Month
  • Finance: Distribute W-2s and 1099s to employees
  • Board: Adopt superintendent goals, evaluation process, timeline, and communication plan for upcoming school year
  • Board: Ceremonial swearing-in of new board members

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

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