JACKSON ― The past year has presented a series of unprecedented challenges that school leaders can learn from and build on to improve public education. The Mississippi Association of School Superintendents invites members of the educational community to be a part of the “Beyond COVID-19” conversation during the MASS/Alliance Summer Convention July 12-17 at Beau Rivage in Biloxi.
“This is a critical time for public school leaders as we plan the next steps for making sure students at all levels can progress in their educational journeys,” said Dr. Phil Burchfield, MASS executive director. “Our pledge at MASS is to provide a safe, socially distanced environment that allows us to re-engage with our peers across the state and work together to build a plan for moving our schools beyond COVID-19.”
While some activities won’t be possible because of virus-prevention safeguards, organizers are working diligently to provide an enriching, informative agenda for participants that directly relates to issues and challenges they’re currently dealing with in their school districts. In the coming weeks, MASS plans to post an agenda and other details at www.superintendents.ms.
Convention registration is $400 and can be completed here. MASS-member school districts are encouraged to sponsor attendance for administrators at all levels.
Superintendents should plan to attend from July 11-16, and members of the Alliance of Educational Leaders of Mississippi should plan to attend from July 13-16.
The Mississippi Association of School Superintendents and the Alliance of Educational Leaders of Mississippi is a non-profit association whose membership is made up of 139 public school superintendents and more than 2,000 public school administrators. Its mission is to provide resources, advocacy, leadership, policy information, training, support, renewal, and public relations services that improve the quality of public education.