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 SAM Update 2-24-17

Happy Friday SAM Members!

It's tournament time all across the state.  I hope your teams and the community that supports them are doing well, and that you are doing well managing all of the many things in your area of responsibility as spring approaches.  We are deep in the legislative session here in Helena and our office is also planning for upcoming professional development opportunities for you.  Here are a few items for your consideration ...

2017 Legislative Session Update

Today is the 41st day of the 65th Montana Legislative Session. In general the session is moving faster than normal and there are fewer bills (about 750) being consider than in recent past sessions.  It appears that at the end of the day today, the legislators will have taken action on all bills intended to meet transmittal (moving from one house to the other) that was scheduled for March 1, and that they will take next week off for transmittal break.  Our SAM members have been active in the 1st half of the session and I thank our members who are serving on the SAM Legislative Network for their effort to keep pace with all that is happening and for being in contact with legislators in their area regarding bills of importance to SAM advocacy priorities.  Click HERE to review the SAM Legislative Update for the 1st half of the session.  If you have questions or need anything related to advocacy, please contact Pat or myself and we will assist you.

Day of Advocacy

On March 13, the MT-PEC partners are sponsoring the Day of Advocacy in Helena where trustees, administrators, business officials and teachers will gather to advocate for our schools.  Click HERE for the details of this exciting day and register to attend so you can have your voice heard by our Montana legislators!  

MASS Spring Conference 2017

On March 14 in Helena at the Great Northern Hotel Convention Center, the MASS Spring Conference 2017 is planned and ready for you to engage with your colleagues.  Click HERE for the details and to register.  The agenda has information you will want to know and some celebration of our MASS award winners and retirees!

METAtechED Conference 2017

"Unlock the Future" is the theme for the 2nd Annual METAtechED Conference 2017 in Helena at the Great Northern Hotel Convention Center on March 14-15!  All administrators would enjoy and gain valuable information by attending this outstanding professional learning opportunity.  Click HERE to learn more and to register to join your colleagues to learn the latest technology in education info! 

MASSP Spring Conference 2017

Calling all principals ... are you looking forward to experiencing the great opportunity to engage with your colleagues, learn about success in motivating your staff and students, and having some fun ... then get the the MASSP Spring Conference 2017 in Helena, April 6-7 at the Great Northern Hotel Convention Center.  Click HERE to get the details and to register for this great opportunity! 

Wishing you a great weekend!  Contact us if we can be of assistance to you. 

Kirk

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Kirk J. Miller, Ed.D.

Executive Director

School Administrators of Montana

 
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