Association of Metropolitan School Districts

Association of Metropolitan School Districts

  • December 4, 2015: MDE Early Learning Listening Session

Listening Session Power Point – pdf

MDE Early Learning Session Handouts

  • November 6, 2015: Teachers Retirement Association Presentation

TRA Power Point Presentation (pdf)

GASB Overview

GASB For TRA and PERA Employers

GASB In Brief

  • October 2, 2015: MCEA/RALLI Early Learning Survey

MCEA RALLI Position Statements -Talking Points

MCEA RALLI Position Statements -Survey Results

  • September 11, 2015: Dr. Bill Morris

Bill Morris: The Rational Majority on Public Education 2015 AMSD PowerPoint

  • August 14, 2015: Senator Al Franken’s Office

Every Child Achieves Act Summary FINAL FLOOR

Franken Press release passage of Every Child Achieves Act

  • August 14, 2015: MDE at Board of Directors Meeting

Integration PP August 2015

Integration Statutes & RelatedStatutes July 2015

Agency’s Proposed Rule Amendment

Draft Integration Rulemaking Timeline_

Integration Rule Comments Received as of 82015

Integration Rule Impact

  • May 29, 2015: MDE Board of Directors Meeting

2015 MDE May Legislative Update to AMSD

  • March 6, 2015: Board of Directors Meeting

Basic Formula Allowance Adjusted for Inflation Graph 2015

Minnesota Online Due Process System

  • January 9, 2015: AMSD 2015 Legislative Preview

2015 Legislative Preview Materials

  • December 5, 2014: Board of Directors Meeting

BOD Advocacy Training 2014

Advocacy Training Handout

  • November 17, 2014: AMSD Conference

2014 Conference Page

  • November 7, 2014: Board of Directors Meeting

GenerationNext Overview


  • October 6, 2014: Communications Directors Meeting

We Act, We Day and Education Partnerships (Power Point Slides)

We Act and Education Partnerships (FAQ and Partnership Agreement Form)


  • October 3, 2014: Board of Directors Meeting

SLEDS handouts

SLEDS AMSD Oct 2014 (Power Point Slides)

  • September 5, 2014: Board of Directors Meeting

Bill Morris PowerPoint

  • May 30, 2014: Board of Directors Meeting

MDE Update on Education Legislation

  • May 2, 2014: Board of Directors Meeting

Minnesota Assessment System Update AMSD 5 2 14

2014-2015 MDE Testing Schedule Updated May 8

Session Preview Agenda 2014

Presenter Information:

Legislative Preview Bios 2014

Wells Presentation

School Facilities Financing Working Group – Final Report February 1 2014

MDE School District Levy Equalization

Haugen Presentation

Orcutt Presentation

Carlson Presentation

  • January 10, 2014: Board of Directors Meeting

Free the Children We Day Presentation January 10, 2014

We Act School District Partnership Agreement 2013-2014

  • December 6, 2013 Board Meeting

Safe and Supportive Schools Act 2014

  • November 13, 2013: AMSD Conference

Conference materials are available at:

  • November 1, 2013 Board Meeting

Pathways to Postsecondary Education

  • October 4, 2013 Board Meeting

Bloomington EL Presentation (PowerPoint)

  • September 6, 2013 Board Meeting

The New Centrist Majority-Dr. Bill Morris  (PowerPoint)

  • August 9, 2013 Board Meeting, MDE Early Learning Scholarships and Full-Day Kindergarten Overview

MDE Early Learning Scholarships and Full Day Kindergarten Overview 8 6 13 (revised)
Early Learning Scholarship Implementation Plan Handout

  • June 18, 2013: MinnSPRA Referendum Workshop

Legislative Context and Session Update: Scott Croonquist (PowerPoint)

Legislative Context and Session Update: Scott Croonquist (PDF)

MinnSPRA Referendum Workshop June 18, 2013 PowerPoint Presentations (all presentations, PDF document)

AMSD 2013 Session Review

MDE HF630 Summary May 24 2013

MDE District Runs May 24 2013 (Excel Workbook)

MDE District Runs May 24 2013 FY 2014 (PDF)

MDE District Runs May 24 2013 FY 2015 (PDF)

MDE District Runs May 24 2013 Categories (PDF)


  • May 3, 2013-Board of Director’s Meeting

AMSD BOD Presentation May 2013 Scott Croonquist, AMSD Executive Director


  • April 12, 2013-Alice Seuffert Presentation to MinnSPRA

Alice Seuffert Spring MinnSPRA April 2013 Handout

2013 Education Policy Omnibus Bills

Significant Legislation 2013

2013 Legislator Social Media-Senate

2013 Legislator Social Media-House


  • March 1, 2013-BOD Mtg

We Day presentation


Governor’s Recommendations E-12 Education Finance (MDE PowerPoint)

Budget for a Better Minnesota: Education


Session Preview Agenda 2013

2013 AMSD Legislative Platform

Superintendent Kathy Kelly, Columbia Heights

School Board Member Bob Erickson, Lakeville Area Schools

Superintendent Jeff Ronneberg, Spring Lake Park

December 7, 2012-BOD Mtg

PowerPoint Presentation from Chris Moore, Minneapolis Public Schools

PowerPoint Presentation from David Heistad, Bloomington Public Schools

Navigating the Minnesota Legislative Website, Alice Seuffert, AMSD


November 27, 2012-AMSD Conference

Videos from the conference available at:

Conference Agenda

2012 Speaker Bios

Strengthening Children’s Mental Health Services through School-based Programs

How I Helped Create A Flawed Mental Health System That’s Failed Millions-And My Son

Children’s Mental Health in Schools: Where We’ve Been, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going (PowerPoint) Dr. Char Myklebust

Keynote Address: Understanding Children’s Mental Health (PowerPoint) Dr. Joel Oberstar

School Linked Mental Health in MN: Envisioning the Future-Where Can We Go? (PowerPoint) Dr. Mark Sander

Map 1: Number of Schools, By School District, Participating in the School Mental Health Initiative

Map 2: Children’s Mental Health School-Linked Mental Health Grants


November 2, 2012-BOD Mtg

Commissioner Myron Frans

Governor Dayton’s Tax Reform for A Better Minnesota


October 5, 2012-BOD Mtg

MDE Education Finance Working Group Public Forum

Minnesota School Finance Trends and Issues – Dr. Tom Melcher


August 10, 2012-BOD Mtg

There’s got to be a morning after” – Elections as the Poseidon Adventure

Bill Morris, Decision Resources


May 17, 2012-BOD Mtg

Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Legislative Update 2012

NCLB Waiver 101

NCLB Talking Points

Charlene Briner, Chief of Staff, MDE

Dr. Tom Melcher, Program Finance Director, MDE

Kevin McHenry, Government Relations Director, MDE

Daron Korte, Asst. Government Relations Director, MDE

Sam Kramer, Federal Education Specialist, MDE

Keith Hovis, Deputy Communications Director, MDE


April 13, 2012-BOD Mtg

A Comprehensive Hybrid Early College Program

Dan Hoverman, Superintendent, Mounds View Public Schools

Scott Gengler, Principal, Irondale High School


February 3, 2012-BOD Mtg

Karen Balmer, Executive Director, MN Board of Teaching

Teacher Performance Assessment


January 17, 2012-Winter Conference

Dr. James Rickabaugh, Director of the Institute @ CESA #1

Rick Ellingworth, Chair, Flexible Learning Year Consortium Superintendents,Superintendent, Redwood Area Schools & Darcy Josephson, FLY Administrator and Director of Teaching and Learning, Redwood Area Schools

 Donna Deeds, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Professional Studies, Blue Valley School District, Overland Park, KS

Sandra Lewandowski, Superintendent, Intermediate District 287 & Jan Callison, Hennepin County Commissioner

Eastern Carver County Schools—INSPIRE Initiative

June Johnson, Clover Ridge Elementary Principal

Greg Lange, East Union and Kindergarten Center Principal

Brian Beresford, Instructional Technology Coordinator

Catherine Gallagher, Director of Teaching and Learning

Laura Tessmer, Clover Ridge Elementary Teacher

January 6, 2012-Legislative Preview

Superintendent Sandy Lewandowski, Intermediate District 287

Superintendent Corey Lunn, Stillwater Area Schools

Superintendent Randy Clegg, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage

December 2, 2011: Kent Pekel, “Strive Working Group Conclusions”

November 4, 2011: Sam Kramer,

October 7, 2011: Kathy Saltzman, “Accelerating Early Literacy: The Power of Americorps Fall 2011”

September 1, 2011: Richard Wassen, “Implementation of Alternative Pathways in Minnesota” 

September 1, 2011: Daniel Sellers, “Twin Cities 2015 Vision: Teach for America”

August 12, 2011: Dr. Bill Morris, “Treadmill to Oblivion”