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  • MCA will conduct a virtual conference on September 29, 2023. 


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  • MAGC 2023 Conference Down the Rabbit Hole is November 15-17 at the Cadence Bank Arena and Convention Center, Tupelo.  Register now!

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  • MECA 2024 
    Back to The Basics

    February 21-23, 2024
    Jackson Convention Center

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    MASSP summer conference will be in conjunction with MAESA and MSASPA June 11-14. 2024  at the Golden Nugget, Biloxi, MS.  

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News For You

  • Mississippi Senate Proposes Legislation Providing $181 Million to Fully Fund Schools

    Jackson, Miss.—The Mississippi Senate unveiled legislation to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) and inject an additional $181.1 million into school budgets.  
    (Click here to read the entire news release)


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  • Public Education Leader David R. Schuler Named Executive Director of AASA

    Alexandria, Va. – Nov. 17, 2022 – AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is proud to announce that David R. Schuler has been selected by the organization’s executive committee as its new executive director, replacing Daniel A. Domenech, who will retire in February 2023.

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  • 2022-23 Administrator Calendar Dates to Remember

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    2022-23 Administrator Calendar Dates to Remember

    This document, provided as PDF and Word files above, provides administrators, district personnel, federal program directors, special education directors, and districts with guidance and important dates that may be required under Mississippi state law and/or federal requirements in a single, convenient location.

    This document is not meant to be an all-inclusive calendar but includes dates that are required and are deemed to be the most essential for compliance.


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F2022 Conference

  • Following are responses to questions raised during the MASA meeting from Dr. Benton:

    What is the status of the Phonics First training schedule?  

    The MDE’s contract for Orton-Gillingham services expired on June 30. We are currently in the process of securing a vendor and will post a schedule as soon as possible. 

    Can they start a second cohort of AIMS? 

    We are working with the RESA, the vendor, and their presenters to try to schedule additional opportunities for AIM Pathways for both teachers and administrators. We will provide an update as soon as the details have been solidified.  

    English learners who have only been here for 3 years are being held accountable for the 3rd-grade assessment. Research says they need 3 to 5 years; therefore, we are doing them a disservice if we hold them to the same requirements as native speakers. What about good cause exemption? 

    The good cause exemption timeframe is codified in state statute §37-177-11, A. Limited English proficient students who have had less than two (2) years of instruction in an English Language Learner program; (may qualify for a GCE) This is a state law, not an MDE policy.  

    Are there plans for continuing to support social-emotional learning? 

    SEL is incorporated with MTSS and PBIS. The Early Warning System is currently being updated and will have SEL support for students and schools. REACH MS is hosting a School-wide course on SEL as well. Behavior Specialists from the Office of Intervention can provide training to school districts. 


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  • Click here to view Dr. Benton's powerpoint presentation from our Fall 2022 conference.

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  • Click here to review the PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Jerome McKibben on Sunday, October 23

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