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Welcome to the Massachusetts Association of School Committees. Our mission is to achieve excellence in school leadership through advocacy, training and service. We are pleased to offer a rich array of publications, resources, events and conferences to support the valuable work that our members do.
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The handouts and presentation slides for some of the sessions at the MASC/MASS 2022 Conference are now available for download. More will be added as we receive them from presenters.
Presenters: Please send presentations and any other handouts as soon as possible to Jenifer Handy at email@example.com.
MASC’s 77th annual meeting was held at the start of the annual conference in Hyannis, Wednesday, November 2. A total of 87 delegates representing school districts across the state were registered and participated in the deliberations.
The meeting was led by MASC President Andrea Wadsworth (Lee). The Association’s Financial Report was presented by Secretary-Treasurer Jason Fraser (Plympton and Silver Lake Reg.). In the absence of Nominating Committee Chair Ellen Holmes, President-Elect Stacey Rizzo (Revere) presided over the board elections. Ms. Rizzo, who chaired the Resolutions Committee, introduced the six resolutions that were considered and voted on by the delegates.
Following a year of collaborating and piloting with teachers and district leaders, Discovering Justice is rolling out a revised, open source, standards based civics curriculum for grades K-2. Children Discovering Justice (CDJ) 2.0 is now available on our website. Check it out HERE!
CDJ provides teachers with culturally responsive lesson plans, supporting activities, and flexible and manageable tools to engage students in rich civil discourse and action around issues of justice and equity in students' classrooms, community, and state. The curriculum focuses on key social studies content, practice, and literacy standards through interactive activities, explicit vocabulary supports, and videos of local leaders.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education met for their September meeting at 9 am. The agenda can be found online here; the video of the meeting here. The meeting started a bit late due to traffic.
The Board opened with some comments regarding the 50th anniversary of M.G.L. Chapter 766, covering special education, which was a forerunner of the federal IDEA law. Secretary Peyser also noted that STEM week is coming up October 17.