Headlines and Features Updated 1-16-20
  • Click HERE to renew your SAM Membership for 2019-20.
  • SAM LPLP 2019-20 
    • Be sure to register soon to join the 88 SAM members who plan to participate in this year's dynamic professional learning program. 
    • SAM LPLP 2019 includes access to a coach/mentor, an online resource center, and collaboration through collegial learning networks.
    • Also, MASS will pay the registration fee for all superintendents new to their positions.
  • Register HERE!
  • Current Award Opportunities

    Please consider nominating someone you would like to recognize for their outstanding service to the education of Montana's children.   

  • Upcoming SAM Events January, 2020:
    • Montana Principals Conference
      • January 26-28, 2020
      • Fairmont Hots Springs
    • SAM LPLP Symposium
      • Tuesday, January 28, 2020
      • 12:00 - 4:00 PM 
      • Fairmont Hot Springs

Contemporary Topics ...

  • Montana Unified School Trust (MUST), is excited to be able to offer Montana’s public schools additional flexibility and efficiencies in their funding of employee health benefits. Public schools now have the option to participate in the MUST Multidistrict Agreement to support services and activities for the funding and operations related to their employee health benefits. Visit the MUST Benefits - Multidistrict Agreement webpage for more information. (January 10, 2020)
  • Please complete the SAM Needs Assessment Survey 2020 by January 10, 2020.  We appreciate your input so we can improve our ability to serve you as a member of SAM  
  • MT-PEC collaboration develops a unified plan of professional development on key topics related to funding, flexibility, efficiency, safety and security, community ownership and local control - October 17, 2019.  A Framework including a planned syllabus, with desired outcomes driving the content is what was delivered to our members at MCEL 2019.   Click HERE (requires member login) to access the professional development including nine Deep Dive sessions on key topics.
  • GREAT 2019 - The Great Work of Montana's Public Schools, Volume VII, was released at MCEL on October 17, 2019
  • Suicide Prevention resources are available through the work of the Montana Suicide Prevention Task Force over the past 4 years.  Please check out The Montana Crisis Action Toolkit on Suicide (MT-CAST-S 2017) authored by Drs. Scott and Donna Poland with guidance from the State Suicide Prevention Morbidity Committee (website).  See also the Montana Suicide Awareness & Prevention Training Act resources available to you for community planning.

Membership Renewal Drive 2019-20

The SAM Membership Renewal Drive for 2019-20 continues!  Remember, district clerks/business managers must complete renewal forms for SAM members associated with districts.  Individuals not associated with a district and MCASE members must complete their own renewal forms.  So far, there are 1069 renewed memberships for 2019-20.  Click the link below to renew your membership.

Past SAM Membership Totals: 
18-19 = 1045
17-18 = 1058

16-17 = 1020
15-16 = 987
14-15 = 978
13-14 = 974