Member Newsletter
October 2019
2019-20 Supervisory Basics Leadership Series

This is a workshop series designed to build confidence and expertise in managing and supervising others. It is delivered in a practical format including face to face and web conferencing. It is relevant for new supervisors in school districts, cities, counties and other governmental agencies.

Face to Face Meeting : December 10
Webinars : Monthly October through May

There are three strands: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.  View more details on workshop flyer.
Education Solutions
2019-20 Student Enrichment Opportunities
Be sure to add these other dates to your calendars:
2019 Career Expo gives students a preview of the many wonderful career & educational opportunities in Southwest Minnesota!

The 2019 Southwest Minnesota CareerForce Expo was held on September 24 and September 25 at the college campuses of Southwest Minnesota State University–Marshall and Minnesota West-Worthington. The event provided valuable career and education information to high school students, plus highlighted regional businesses and the type of jobs they provide in our communities. During the two expo events we served over 1800 students from 32 schools, which involved teamwork from over 300+ volunteers from these partners:
  • CareerForce
  • Minnesota West Carl Perkins Consortium
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College
  • Southwest Minnesota State University
  • SWWC Service Cooperative
  • Southwest Regional Development Commission
  • Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Marshall Area Chambers of Commerce
  • Regional businesses and service agencies

We had 135 total exhibitors from a large variety of career fields and heard from several teachers, students, and exhibitors that it was a valuable opportunity to expose students to what Southwest Minnesota has to offer. New to the expo this year- opportunities for job-seekers to also connect with exhibitors.

Please check out the event page to see the full exhibitor list (which can be filtered by site, career field, scholarship availability, etc.) and event pictures.
Administrative Solutions
RMIC Updates
Title IV Awards
Reminder the 2018 Title IV award money needed to be obligated by 9/30/2019. Those dollars should be drawn down by 11/14/2019. If you have questions on your application and/or budgets please refer to the program contact for your district.

FY 19-20 Budget Publication
When the audit has been presented to the school board, the district needs to submit and have the Budget Publication posted by their newspaper within seven days after the board meeting or November 30, whichever comes first.
Mark Your Calendars for the Technology Leadership Workshops
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
IT 2 2020 - March 15-16, 2020
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Contact David for more information on technology integration solutions for your school!
Partner News
From Planning to Implementation: Creating a Customized Plan for a District’s Future
Strategic and systematic thinking are the hallmarks of districts positioned for future growth. But how does a district move from planning to implementation and what are the steps to achieve a successful facility-related project? Understanding the needs of a district is paramount to the planning process when districts need to engage their communities, define needs, navigate funding, communicate effectively, select a delivery model, and establish a plan for on-going facility operations. To find out more about how to create a plan for your district, contact Karen Olson at 651-728-1880 or