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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.Welcome to the
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The May 15, 2015 Legislative Bulletin features an MASC overview of the Massachusetts Senate Ways And Means FY2016 budget recommendations.
MASC Secretary-Treasurer Beverly Hugo (Framingham), President-Elect Jake Oliveira (Ludlow) and President Pat Francomano (King Philip Reg.) coordinate their talking points prior to the Tuesday, May 12 meeting of the Local Government Advisory Commission meeting, presided over by MA Lieutenant Governor Karen Polito. A key item on the agenda was a presentation by the MASC delegation on the regulatory oversteps and abuses that Massachusetts communities and school districts must respond to — few, if any, of which directly impact the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom. In addition to Karen Polito and other members of the Executive Office team was A&F Undersecretary Rachel Madden who will be leading the Governor Baker-ordered review over the next year of the more than 2200 state regulations to determine the viability of each regulation and the impact on MA communities and other organizations.
MASC has received the following details of the Joint Education Committee's hearings schedule for the Spring and Summer, including the topics to be discussed.
MASC Division V Chair Devin Sheehan, a member of the Holyoke School Committee, gave compelling testimony before more than 700 attendees and the Massachusetts Board of Education, at the hearing regarding the proposed Holyoke Public Schools receivership on Monday, April 27.
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.
The April 15, 2015 Legislative Bulletin features MASC analysis of the recommendations by the Massachusetts House Ways & Means Committee for the FY16 state budget.