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Welcome to the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC). The MASC mission is to achieve excellence in school committee leadership through advocacy, training and service. We are pleased to offer a rich array of publications, resources, workshops and conferences to support the valuable school committee work that our members do.
If you're a current MASC member, you'll find this site has many resources for members only. You'll need to register first using the member code (request a new code here). Once you create an account, you will have access to all the members only resources and content. Get started here.
Day on the Hill is your opportunity to add your voice to a powerful message about the value and necessity of public education and what we need to do now to ensure a strong future for our schools.
This event is a chance for you gain information and insights on FY16 budget projections and key education issues facing the legislature and to raise legislative awareness in this critical budget season on key education concerns - Sign up Today!
Today's report by Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump outlines the adverse cost impact on local education budgets of McKinney-Vento underfunding. The findings include more than $4.4 million in unreimbursed, non-transportation 2014 education costs for homeless students in sample of 41 communities.
Now available: MASC Legislative Priorities webinar hosted by MASC President Patrick Francomano and President-Elect Jake Oliveira. A must-see presentation of key points that will be on next week’s Day on the Hill (April 29) agenda.
The April 15, 2015 Legislative Bulletin features MASC analysis of the recommendations by the Massachusetts House Ways & Means Committee for the FY16 state budget.
The March 2015 MASC Legal Update includes a reminder about MASC’s new Legal Arbitration Service and a summary of the SJC’s finding in the City of Somerville’s collective bargaining case involving retired employees’ health insurance.
In the just-released MASC Legislative Bulletin for March, 2015, MASC general counsel Stephen Finnegan weighs in on key considerations for school leaders outlined in the Governor's Budget Proposal, including: Funding for Chapter 70, General Aid to Education Regional Transportation, Homeless Student Transportationand Special Education Circuit Breaker, Metcoand Charter School Reimbursement, the Special Education Inflation Rate Freeze, and more.