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State Negotiators March Meeting

  • 03/08/2024
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Double Tree Park Place, 1500 Park Pl Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416


  • Standard and Premier Business Members may attend the program portion of the meeting. Reports and updates on settlements are closed to just school negotiators.
  • Basic Business Members may attend the presentation portion of the meeting. Reports and updates on settlements are closed to just school negotiators.
  • Drop-in attendance to the meeting. In-person or virtual.
  • Attendance for full State Negotiators members.

Registration is closed

This in-person meeting begins with plated lunch from 11:30 to 12:30.  The presentation portion of the meeting is available via virtual attendance beginning around 12:30.

Lunch start: 11:30 a.m.   
Meeting start: 12:30/12:45 p.m.


Douglas Birk, Director of Administrative Services, St. Michael-Albertville Schools

Meeting Agenda:

  1. Introduction, review of norms, and meeting agenda

  2. Legislative Update
    Brief on the opening weeks of the 2024 session from Kim Lewis, MSBA Associate Director of Government Relations,  and Scott Croonquist, AMSD Executive Director.

  3. Success in Negotiations - Superintendent's Panel
    The group will be joined by a panel of experienced Superintendents sharing their perspectives on the negotiations process, what success looks like for different stakeholder groups, and the essential characteristics for lead negotiators.
    Featuring: Brad Bergstrom, Sauk Rapids-Rice, Eric Hudspith, Waseca,  Mary Kreger, District 196, 

  4. Reports and Updates on Settlements

    ** Closed Session - available to only those actively representing school management in negotiations **

    Moderated group discussion: members share a brief update as to where they are in the process of negotiating teachers’ and other contracts. Includes main issues they have brought to the table as well as any other issues or proposals you feel would be of interest to the group.

Contact us

MASPA \ State Negotiators
PO BOX 4485
Saint Paul MN 55104

(651) 343-2608

MASPA is a nonprofit organization under IRC 501(c)(6) - FEIN: 26-2135974
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