About MASS


Montana Association of School Superintendents (MASS):

The Montana Association of School Superintendents (MASS) is the local affiliate for the national organization, the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). MASS works towards the continuing improvement in educational procedures, techniques, administration, supervision, and public relations. MASS also strives to foster a spirit of professional growth, congenial friendship, and loyalty among members.

The AASA advocates for the highest quality public education for all students, and develops and supports school system leaders (taken from the national website: http://www.aasa.org/About.aspx)

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2024-25 Member Benefits              

 Membership period is from July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2022

2024-25 Membership Pricing:
  • MASS/AASA Joint Membership - $740                                                                    
  • MASS/AASA Joint Membership Small School - $496                                            
  • MASS (State Only) - $255.00
  • AASA College Professor - $225.00 
  • MASS/AASA Aspiring  - $ 147.00
  • MASS Aspiring (State Only)  - $65.00
  • MASS/AASA Retired-Eligible only if previously an AASA Member - $117.00
  • MASS/Retired (State Only) - $35.00
  Joint  State Only National Only  College Professor
Aspiring      (State Only) 
SAM Administrators Institute x x x
Montana Conference of Educational Leadership (MCEL)  x
Montana Association of School Superintendents Fall  Conference  x
Region Meetings  x
National Convention  x x  x  x
Monthly SAM Bulletin (Electronic)  x
Annual SAM Directory (Electronic)  x
Weekly SAM Update  x
State and Federal Lobbying Network  x
Professional Development  x
Colleague Networks  x
 AASA Benefits  x    x      x
Legal Support Program-Up to $20,000 in legal assistance x   x      
$2 Million individual professional liability insurance x   x      
Member Discount for Conferences  x    
Award and Recognition Programs  x    
School Solutions Center  x      
Member Insurance Program - Trust for Insuring Educators x   x     x
Member Discount on AASA Books  x    
AASA Media-AASA Online Video Library; AASA Radio; AASA Blog; AASA Podcasts  x      
School Administrator magazine-11/year x    
The Leaders Edge-2/month              x    
News of the Nation-4/month  x    
New Superintendent Journal-4/year  x    
Children's Programs-Ready by 21; Healthy Schools; Asthma Education & Prevention;   Childhood Obesity; Healthy Learning News  x      
Topical Toolkits & Research Studies  x    
AASA Career Center-Member discounts on Job Postings; Sample Contracts  x      
Vote/Hold an Elected Leadership Role AASA  x      
$30,000 Free Life Insurance (for new members only)  x   x      
Advocacy on Capitol Hill-Legislative Corps-weekly report  x      
Optional Insurance Programs-Term Life; GEICO Auto; Health Insurance; Short-term   Medical; Student Health Plan; ID Theft; Long-Term Care Evaluation Service  x      
AASA Membership Classifications are as follows:
Active- For Superintendents, although assistant and deputy superintendents are welcome in this category.  Members in this category receive all AASA benefits and services, including the Legal Support Program ($2M individual professional liability coverage/up to $20K for job protection defense claims based on continuous years of membership, $500 deductible), a member discount when registering for AASA conferences and more. 
College Professor- For full-time professors of educational administration and/or supervision, who are not currently employed in full-time school administration.  Members in this category are eligible to vote and hold elected office but are not eligible to receive legal support from AASA. 
Retired- Open to anyone who has retired from full-time employment as a school administrator.  

MASS Years of Service for 2023-24 MASS Members