Board Development

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Resources related to elections for school board member referendums, and bonds.

Human Resources

Resources related to employment including sample contracts, evaluations, ULA, and Tier Licensure.

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Data Hub

Resources related to teacher settlement data

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Resources related to mandatory and recommend school district policies

  • US Department of Education Guiding Principles – A Resource Guide
    for Improving School Climate and Discipline
  • Facility Use Agreement Template
  • Facilities Use Request Form
  • Minnesota Department of Education Grants
  • State Auditor: New Statement on Position on Fund Balances for
  • Local Governments (GASB 54 Version) Revised 2014
  • School Resources for Healthy Living
  • School Resources for Physical Living
    Education Acronyms Revised 2016
  • Glossary of Education Terms Revised 2016
  • Minnesota House Research Department Education Resources
  • Useful Links
  • Facilities Use Rules
  • Avoid Costly ACA Penalties
  • Cybersecurity: What School Districts Need to Know
  • Harassment: What School Boards and Administrators Need to Know
  • Cybersecurity: What School Districts Need to Know PPT Presentation
  • Mandated Annual Notifications Chart
  • Legal Requirements for School Board Members
  • Running for School Board Brochure
  • Running for School Board Brochure: A Primer for School Board
  • 2020 Special Elections Timeline (Bonds)
  • 2020 Election Timeline for School Districts WITHOUT a Primary
  • 2020 Operating Levy Referenda Election Timeline
  • New Combined Polling Place Resolution for Special Elections
  • School Board Member Referenda Do’s and Don’ts
  • Official Oath and Acceptance of Office Form
  • Ceremonial Oath of Office
  • Chapter 14 – Election Manual
  • Attachment H – Reauthorization of Board Approved Referendum
  • Attachment H – Reauthorization of Board Approved Referendum
  • Law Bulletin D – School District Referendum Revenue Authorization
    Procedure and Down Payment Levy Procedure
  • Chapter 14 – Appendixes 1-16
  • Chapter 14 – Appendix 17a Minnesota Adavit of Candidacy for
    School Board Revised 2015
  • Chapter 14 – Appendix 17b Address of Residence form Revised 2014
  • Chapter 14 – Appendixes 18-59
  • Chapter 14 – Appendix 69 Campaign Financial Report Revised 2914
  • Chapter 14 – Appendixes 61-66
  • Political Campaign and Activities Policy
  • Sample Oath of Office for New School Board Members
  • Interim Superintendent Model Contract
  • Superintendent Evaluation Resources
  • A Goals and Standards-Based Superintendent Evaluation: A
    Resource for School Board Members and Superintendents
  • Sample Superintendent Evaluation Forms
  • Superintendent Job Description
  • Superintendent Model Contract
  • Principals Model Agreement
  • Non-Licensed Employees Model Agreement
  • Teachers Model Agreement
  • Tier 2 Teacher Article Model Agreement Language
  • Tier 1 Teacher Contract
  • Tier 2 Teacher Contract
  • Tier 3 Teacher Contract
  • Tier 4 Teacher Contract
  • Unrequested Leave of Absence (ULA) Comparison Chart
  • Placement of Teachers on Unrequested Leave and Non-Renewal of
    Probationary Teacher Contracts (Law Bulletin N)
  • ECFE Teachers Article Model Agreement Language
    Substitute Teacher Contract
  • MSBA Tier 1 Licensure Checklist
  • MSBA Tier 2 Licensure Checklist
  • MSBA Tier 3 Licensure Checklist
  • MSBA Tier 4 Licensure Checklist
  • PSEO By Contract
  • Template for PSEO by Contract
  • PSEO By Contract – Post Secondary Options Act
  • PSEO By Contract – Minnesota State Policy: Post-Secondary
    Enrollment Options Program
  • PSEO By Contract – Minnesota State Policy: Post-Secondary
    Enrollment Options System Procedures
  • PSEO By Contract – Sample Language
  • PSEO By Contract – List of PSEO Courses Covered
  • Minnesota’s New Tier Licensure System
  • Tiered Licensure FAQ’s: Responses to Webinar Questions
  • ESSA Made Easy for School Board Members
  • ESSA State Plan Development Timeline
  • Title Page/MSBA Directory Revised July 2019
  • Table of Contents
  • Chapter 13 – Law Bulletins
  • Law Bulletin F – School District Contract and Bidding Procedures
  • Law Bulletin I – School Records; Privacy; Access to Data
  • Form 3 – Application for Temporary Classification of Government
  • Form 7 – Handling Data Challenges
  • Form 12 – Minnesota Standard Consent Form to Release Health
  • Form 12 – Additional Information (Informed Consent)
  • Form 23 – Informed Consents for the Use and Release of
    Government Data
  • Form 24 – Sample Data Access Policy for Members of the Public
  • Form 25 – Data Practices Policy for Data Subjects
  • Form 26 – Worksheet for Developing Data Practices Policies
  • Form 27 – Policy for Ensuring the Security of Not Public Data
  • Law Bulletin M – Fact Sheet #28: FMLA Act Revised 2012
  • Law Bulletin M – FMLA Forms
  • Law Bulletin N – Placement of Teacher on Unrequested Leave and
    Non-Renewal of Probationary Teacher Contracts
  • Law Bulletin P – Duties of School Districts Relating to Enforcement of
    the Compulsory Attendance Laws for Students Who Do Not Attend
    Public Schools
  • 2012 Military Pay Law
  • Veterans’ Preference Act – 100 Point Hiring System
  • Minnesota Revisor of Statues
  • MSBA Briefing on Issues Relative to Transgender Students in Public
  • NSBA FAQ’s on Transgender Students in School Revised 2016
  • Health Insurance Transparency Act (HITA) FAQ’s Revised 2015
  • Health Insurance Transparency Act (HITA) Group Insurance Bid
    Comparison Tool Revised 2015
  • Minnesota Department of Revenue’s Truth-in-Taxation Website
  • The Janus Court Decision
  • Responses to Janus Webinar Questions
  • Administrative Salary and Benefits 2016
  • 2019-20 Teacher Settlement Worksheet
  • 2017-19 Teacher Settlement Spreadsheet
  • 2019-21 Teacher Settlement Spreadsheet
  • Teacher Settlement Data
  • Teacher Master Agreements
  • Closed Meeting Chart
  • Dates with Meeting Restrictions
  • Guidelines for Meeting Minutes
  • How to Write and Keep Meeting Minutes
  • Model Board Calendar
  • Parliamentary Procedure Card
  • Parliamentary Procedure Overview
  • Sample Board Meeting Agenda
  • Special Voting Situations Chart
  • The First Monday in January Booklet
  • Thinking of Adding a Student School Board Member
  • Board Model Calendar
  • Board Model Guidelines for Outside Organizations Supporting School
  • Resolution Regarding Board Control of Extracurricular Activities
    (GASB 84)
  • School Board Meeting Readiness for Clerks
  • The Organizational Meeting
  • What Board Members Really Need to Know About Parliamentary
  • The Organizational Meeting PPT
  • Mandatory Policies List
  • Annual Review Policies List
  • MSBA/MASA Policy Reference Manual
  • MSBA Model Student Handbook
  • Policy Services Newsletter
  • Political Campaigns and Activities Policy

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