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If you were able to join us this afternoon for the Suicide Awareness and Prevention webinar, we hope that you found it to be helpful and informative. The recording of the webinar and handout provided are available in the links below or by logging into the MUSIC member website here > going to the Events tab > Risk Management & Safety Series, and the links are at the top of the page. Please feel free to share the recording with administrators, counselors, and human resources staff.
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Attached below are schedules for the various School Law Seminars that the legal firms will be providing before the new school year begins.
Members of the National Rural Education Advocacy Coalition met in Washington, D.C. to prepare a legislative platform and to visit with representatives and senators regarding rural education matters. States represented at the meeting included Montana,California, Nebraska, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Maine, Arkansas, Minnesota, New York, Tennessee and Texas. Ray, Jerry and I visited with staffers from Representative Hartzler's office, Representative Sam Graves' office, Representative Billy Long's office and Senator Roy Blunt's office. During the legislative platform discussion, the group identified concerns with teacher shortages, school choice options, funding, Title programs, E-rate, ESSA, dual credit certification, and infrastructure. During a briefing on "Why Rural Matters for 2015-2016" a special presentation was made to Senator Jon Tester from Montana. He was presented the "Rural Hero Award' for his great support of rural education by NREA Executive Director, Dr. Allen Pratt, Montana Small School Alliance Executive Director, Dan Rask and NREAC Director, Dr. Ray Patrick. Special thanks to Dr. Allen Pratt, Dr. Ray Patrick and our lobbyists (Sasha, Noelle and Leslie) for organizing the various activities and events.
Dr. Ray Patrick, Executive Director of the Missouri Association of Rural Education, was recognized on Wednesday, March 29th at the annual MASA Conference held at The Lodge of Four Seasons. Dr. Doug Hayter, MASA Executive Director, called Dr. Patrick to the stage for the honor. He read a brief biography of Dr. Patrick and then presented him with a plaque. Dr. Patrick will be officially stepping down as MARE's Executive Director at the end of June, 2017. He has faithfully served the organization as Executive Director since July of 2000.
Legal Article - "Tis the Season, Election Season, That Is!" by Christi Swick, Mickes O'Toole, LLC
Legal Article - "Legislating Bullying: A Brave New World" by Natalie Hoernschemeyer, Mickes O'Toole, LLC
"Time Out with a Time Limit: Missouri's Administrative Leave Law" by Wendy Boggiano, Mickes O'Toole, LLC
Through our partnership with Education Technology Partners, MARE is pleased to provide an opportunity for schools to access an innovative reading program (Altis Reach) that targets 4th through 10th grade students who are struggling with reading. Please access the links below to find out more information about this awesome grant opportunity for the 2017-2018 school year.
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