All the latest MASC events

Provide Feedback on the Emerging High Quality College and Career Pathways Designations

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Education, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Department of Higher Education are developing designation criteria for Early College Programs as well as the newly introduced Innovation Career Pathway. Both initiatives fall under the broad category of High Quality College and Career Pathways. They are requesting input from stakeholders and field partners in the critical work of preparing all students for college and career to help inform their efforts.


MASC 2017 Summer Institute

2017 MASC Summer Institute

Let this new summer learning program launch you to success in the coming school year!

Topics Include:

  • New updates on ESSA
  • School budgets (including the impact on your budget of key federal changes)
  • Goal setting and monitoring
  • Issues surrounding opioids and marijuana legalization
  • Equity in education (and its role in student achievement)
  • The role of the chair (yes, Virginia, it’s true—school committee meetings don’t have to last till midnight!)


Workshop: Beyond Spreadsheets and Powerpoints: Basics and Budget Development

Beyond Spreadsheets and Powerpoints: Basics and Budget Development

No single document in your district is more important than your budget. It not only allocates millions of dollars: it also delineates the policies those dollars support and advances your district goals.

The first challenge of a school district budget is creating it; the second, and more critical challenge, is communicating it. Is your budget being presented to your community in a way that is transparent, informative, and easy to understand? Are you doing all that you could with your budget presentation?


Key Issues in Special Education: The Road to Turning 22 (May 16, 2017)

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On May 16, the MASC Special Education Committee invites members to join them to discuss current issues surrounding Special Education in Massachusetts, including IEP regulations and best practices for transitioning to 22, available services provided by DDS including "after 22" programs, and other critical issues in special education.

Guest Speakers
  • Audrey Lacher, Special Education Director, King Philip Regional Schools
  • Elena Varney, Statewide Transition Coordinator Group Co-Chair
  • Victor Hernandez, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, DDS (Department of Developmental Services)

All those interested in Special Education issues are invited to join with the SPED Committee at this meeting to participate in the discussion of these important issues.


Webinar: How Schools Improve by Engaging Families

Education Week Webinar

MASC members are invited to join "How Schools Improve By Engaging Families," a free EdWeek webinar on May 2 hosted by our friends at Panorama Education, to learn how these districts are building strong family-school partnerships.

On the webinar, Dr. Karen Mapp, Commissioner Ken Wagner, and leaders from the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) and Denver Public Schools (DPS) will share strategies for engaging and empowering families in the service of student success.


State Resources, Easthampton Schools: Fixing the Funding System

The state's funding formula (referred to as Foundation Budget) was developed in 1993 and remains unchanged, even as the past two and a half decades have brought extraordinary changes to the public education landscape, including MCAS requirements, new state curriculum frameworks, budget losses to charter schools, the rise of expensive modern digital technologies, and increased expenses associated with addressing students' complex social and emotional needs.

In the absence of appropriate state funding, districts must either cut services or place a disproportionate burden on their local taxpayers.


COSCAP Conference - April 21

Conference Details

Friday, April 21, 2017

North Middlesex Regional School District

45 Main St, Pepperell, MA 01469
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FREE for COSCAP Members!
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