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Welcome to the Massachusetts Association of School Committees. Our mission is to achieve excellence in school leadership through advocacy, training and service. We are pleased to offer a rich array of publications, resources, events and conferences to support the valuable work that our members do.
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This summit has been designed to focus on the impact of poverty on students across the Commonwealth, with “from the field” reports from school leaders, administrators, faculty, students and service providers. Session on strategies that are working; partners in the process; district and legislative policies and practices that can provide supports and assistance; and a call to all communities that poverty isn’t just “someone else’s problem.
The following is a message from the Massachusetts School Building Authority. School committee members may want to discuss this with their superintendents.
The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) is pleased to announce that we will begin accepting Statements of Interest (“SOIs”) for consideration in calendar year 2017 on Friday January 6, 2017. Submitting an SOI is the critical first step in the MSBA’s program for school building construction, addition/renovation, and repair grants. It allows districts to inform us about deficiencies that may exist in a local school facility and how those deficiencies inhibit the delivery of the district’s educational program.
MASC General Counsel Stephen Finnegan has released a Legal Alert regarding the updated Massachusetts Public Records Law, which becomes effective January 1, 2017, highlighting the requirement for municipalities to designate one or more Records Access Officers, as well as the Chadwick v. Duxbury and Goodwin v. Lee Public Schools SJC cases. The alerts also details the Substance Abuse Policy requirements and Municipal Modernization Act and implications for school districts.
Please join with MASC Divisions IV, V, VI, VIII, IX and the Minority Caucus as we work to get the recommendations of the Foundation Budget Review Commission implemented. This is open to all School Committee Members, Superintendents, School Business Managers, Mayors, and other elected and appointed officials.
On Monday, December 5, the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means met jointly with the Secretary of Administration and Finance Kristin Lepore for a hearing regarding revenue for fiscal year 2018. The determinations set after the hearing determine next year's budget.