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Legal Alert: February 2018

New Requirements for Districts to Implement a Substance Use-Related Screening Tool. Dowload here

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Legal Alert: December 2017

Substance Abuse; Pay Equity and Pregnancy Leave. Dowload here.

 

Legislative Alert: FBRC Implementation

Legislative Alert

At the 2016 Delegate Assembly, MASC once again called for implementation of the recommendations of the Foundation Budget Review Commission. Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, who jointly chaired the Commission, filed a bill in this session, SD1905 - An Act Modernizing the Foundation Budget for the 21st Century which would implement the recommendations with a multi-year phase-in.

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Legislative Bulletin: House Ways and Means FY18 Budget Recommendations

MASC Legislative Bulletin

MASC General Counsel Stephen Finnegan has released a new Legislative Bulletin with a detailed analysis of the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee's FY2018 Budget Recommendations and the potential impact on Massachusetts school districts. The proposed budget increases Chapter 70, both by increasing the health care calculation within the Foundation Budget and by including a $30/pupil minimum increase per district. From Governor Baker’s budget proposal, the House proposed budget also increases regional school transportation by $1 million (to $62 million), increases the circuit breaker by $4 million, and increases METCO funding by $500,000. It adds a pothole account of $12.5 million for districts that have seen negative impacts from the economically disadvantaged calculation. The Bulletin includes analysis of those figures, as well as a analysis of each account related to education funding.

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Legislative Bulletin: Governor's FY2018 Budget Recommendations

MASC Legislative Bulletin

MASC General Counsel Stephen Finnegan has released a new Legislative Bulletin with a detailed analysis of Governor Charlie Baker's FY 2018 Budget Recommendations and the potential impact on Massachusetts school districts. The recommendations propose an increase in Chapter 70 education aid of approximately $90 million, with a minimum aid increase of $20 per pupil. The Legislative Bulletin includes analysis of those figures, as well as a analysis of each account related to education funding.

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