Minnesota Council 
for the Social Studies

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MCSS Mission Statement

The mission of the Minnesota Council for the Social Studies is to support, advocate for, and celebrate excellence in the teaching and learning of social studies in Minnesota.

Board Meetings

The Board meets several times a year and organizes an annual conference for social studies educators, which takes place in late February or early March.

Meetings for 2017-2018

Tues., Aug. 14, 2017
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018
March 4-5, 2018 (Conference)
Sat., April 7, 2018


MCSS Board of Directors at the 2017 Annual Conference in Mankato.

MCSS Constitution

In 2013, the MCSS Board of Directors proposed a revision and updating to the organizing document (previously called the Constitution) to incorporate changes in the law and nonprofit practice. These are the changes:

  • Separate Articles of Incorporation from the Bylaws
  • Leave in the Articles of Incorporation the items required by Minnesota law, the document must be filed by the Secretary of State
  • Move the rules of operation to the Bylaws to simply make future changes to meet the needs of the organization
A vote on the Revised and Reinstated Articles of Incorporation was taken at the annual MCSS meeting on March 11, 2013. 

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