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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, web site resources, workshops, conferences and other support for the valuable school committee work that our members do.
Register by July 15 for the MASC/MASS Joint Conference (November 5-8, 2014) using current year funds and enjoy considerable savings on your registration fees!
MASC Legal Counsel Stephen Finnegan's opinion on the role of the school committee to establish whether PARCC or MCAS will be administered in the Spring of 2015 is now available.
In the most recent edition of that MASC CRITICAL ISSUES publication, Paul Schlichtman, MASC Past President, reviews questions and misperceptions around how the cap on charter school payments is calculated and explains how the bottom ten percent of underperforming districts are identified. Read and download Paul Schlichtman's full report here (PDF).
MASC's statement is now available regarding H-4091, the Massachusetts Charter School (and Challenge School) bill approved in the House on May 22, 2014. The statement includes identification of priorities for Senate Amendments as well as MA Senate contact information.
Please review Legislative Bulletin for details.
MASC has just issued sample policies on criminal background checks and the new fingerprinting regulations. Click here for access to recently mailed Policy Newsletter and sample policies.