The School Board of Menahga Public Schools is conducting a search for a new superintendent. The School Board contracted with the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) to provide guidance and assist the District with the search.
The School Board met on December 10, 2021 to plan the search. An important part of the search process is gathering stakeholder input for the Board to consider as it moves forward in selecting the new superintendent for Menahga Public Schools, and here are two ways you can engage in the beginning phase of this search process:
A public survey is now available for all stakeholders to fill out beginning December 13, 2021 to December 28, 2021. All responses to the survey are anonymous, and MSBA will summarize and provide an overview of the responses for presentation to the School Board. To complete the online version of the Menahga Public Schools Superintendent Search Survey, click here - Superintendent Search Online Survey
Hard copies of the survey are also available at the District office or you can print one by clicking this link. Please complete this survey and return to the District Office by December 28, 2021.
Virtual Question/Answer Session with MSBA
To ensure all district stakeholders have access to accurate information regarding search processes and expectations, MSBA will host a virtual Q & A with MSBA session at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 22. All stakeholders are invited to attend, and the Zoom link will be available that day on the District website. To accommodate busy schedules as well as ensure access and transparency, the session will also be recorded and made available on the District website for the remainder of the search.
Questions can be submitted anonymously in advance by clicking here: Q & A with MSBA . Deadline for submittal of advance questions is Wednesday, December 22 at noon, and questions may also be submitted anonymously that evening via the chat box in Zoom.
We hope you can join MSBA for this overview of the upcoming search process. If you are unable to join us live, please visit the district website to watch the recording of the session.
Contact Barb Dorn, MSBA Search Team, at 507-508-5501 with any questions. Thank you for your interest and participation in the superintendent search process!
The Menahga Public School will continue to offer in-person learning to all students, as it did for the entire 2020-2021 school year. We will continue our efforts to maintain the health and safety of students, educators, and other staff for the 2021-2022 school year by continuing to follow MDE, MDH and CDC requirements. As they evaluate the pandemic data and adjust requirements, Menahga’s plan will be adjusted to align.
The district shall continue efforts to keep a high standard of safety and cleanliness to ensure we are able to stay in person for the foreseeable future.
These standards currently include:
1. Face Coverings - The current requirements make the wearing of masks optional, and that option will be allowed and supported for students and staff choosing to do so.
2. Social Distancing is no longer required.
3. Health Screening - All students and staff are asked to conduct a daily self-screening and stay home if necessary. This is considered a good general health practice.
4. Currently, guidance has not been released on whether schools need to implement exclusion practices following a Covid exposure. (Last year, students that were exposed to Covid had to quarantine to watch for symptoms.)
5. Reporting - The School Nurse or designee will continue any required reporting processes.
What the Menahga School District will NOT do under current expectations:
Currently, the Menahga School is NOT planning to require face coverings for the 2021-22 School Year
The Menahga School will NOT require students to have a Covid-19 vaccination to attend school.
We do NOT plan on implementing any restrictions that are not mandated by the federal or state government.
All of these expectations are subject to change as MDH and the CDC change expectations.
We are asking any community members who would like to see changes to this plan to contact the superintendent or school board member and share ideas and concerns.