Massachusetts Association of School Committees

Promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Join your colleagues from across the state at the 2022 MASC/ MASS Joint Conference in Hyannis (November 2-5, 2022). After the past two years of pandemic-related cancellations/reconfigurations, we are working to bring back a full-service, reinvigorated conference event. We are also designing our program to allow for contingencies, should we need to make accommodations for attendee safety in November.


November 2, 2022 – November 5, 2022
Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis
35 Scudder Ave, Hyannis, MA

Our theme this year is Promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Constructing the Narrative to Define the Message. We have planned an important and timely program that includes sessions to help you do your work more effectively, address equity issues, expand the diversity of your faculty, promote skill building, and learn about what may lie ahead economically and politically. Our web sites will provide regular updates on programming and speakers.

As in the past, we are once again offering you an opportunity to register for the Joint Conference on/before July 15, 2022, at a very special “End-of-Year Reduced Rate” of $450.00 per registration. (Standard registration rate is $545.00). This early bird registration rate is NONREFUNDABLE, but we will allow you to transfer the registration should you or your colleagues not be able to attend.

Sessions to Date

Many more to be announced!


  • Issues that Divide Us: How Do We Respond and Move Forward
  • Achieving Social Justice: Moving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from Theory to Practice
  • Recognition of Current Recovery Conditions: Raising Awareness of Resistance and Pushback


  • English Language Learners Update
  • Basics of Policy
  • Tier I Mental Health Literacy Approach
  • Systems Approach to Equity
  • What’s Next for Free Speech
  • Building a Sustainable Leadership Model for Culturally Responsive Schools
  • Tools for Increasing Educational Equity
  • Shared Service Approach to Anti-Racist Practices
  • When to Mediate. When to Arbitrate.
  • Leveraging a Building Project to Increase Equity and Student Well-Being
  • LGBTQ Inclusion for Administrative Leadership
  • Team Building
  • Administering Medication: Legal and Clinical Considerations
  • Labor Relations Update
  • Creating and Promoting Equitable Conditions in Schools
  • Wraparound Services to Promote Student/Family Well-being
  • Vocational/Technical Education Update
  • Entry Planning for Equity-Focused Leaders
  • School Committee/Superintendent Relations
  • Grow Your Own Leadership Programs
  • Small/Rural Districts: What Can we Learn from the Berkshire County Experience
  • Looking for a Leader
  • Communications Strategies: Avoiding Misunderstandings and Meltdowns
  • Student Empowerment through Integration Learning
  • What School Business Officers want School Committee Members to Know
  • Special Education Update
  • Building an Inclusive and Equitable Culture in Your District
  • Preserving the Arts in Education

Conference Hotel

Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis
35 Scudder Ave, Barnstable, MA 02601

All under one roof for attendee convenience: meeting rooms, exhibition hall, banquet facilities, sleeping rooms, health club and pool, bar and dining room. There is ample free parking on the grounds, all adjacent to the hotel golf course. Hyannis is 70 miles from Boston, has an airport and also good scheduled bus service.

A block of guest rooms has been reserved November 1 – 5, 2022 at the Group rate of $113 plus tax, at The Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis for MASC/MASS Joint Conference 2022 attendees.

To reserve a room, see the hotel’s website (Go to: Check Availability / Book Online), and use the group code: MM2022. Use this website, not 3rd party sites like Expedia, Orbitz, etc.

All reservations must be secured by a one night deposit, plus current 14.45% Massachusetts Occupancy room tax, per room via a valid American Express, Visa or Master Card. A check is acceptable. (We are unable to offer direct billing or Purchase Orders for guest rooms.) The hotel will sell out and rooms are on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage you to make your reservations early. Once the hotel is sold out, we will recommend an overflow hotel.


DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Cod Hyannis
Phone: (508) 771-1700
Toll free: (800) 560-7753

Holiday Inn Hyannis
(508) 775-1153
Toll free: (800) 465-4329

Cape Codder Resort and Spa
Toll free: (888) 297-2200

Cancellations must be received at least 14 days prior to guest arrival date, otherwise you will be charged a penalty of one night’s room rate, plus tax.

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