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Day on the Hill is MASC's annual legislative advocacy day. Typically, this event brings hundreds of school committee members, superintendents and student leaders to the State House in Boston to meet with the executive and legislative leadership as well as local senators and representatives. This event is an increasingly critical moment for MASC members to advance the message of the value of public education and ensure that legislators and other key decision/policy makers understand the issues and challenges that you confront and that they can support.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the event will take place in a different format than usual, but we hope you still plan to participate in this important day! Registration, agenda and handouts are available below.

2021 Day on the Hill

What have we lost? What have we learned? What can we build upon?

Friday, April 16, 2021
9:00am - 12:00pm

Join your school leader colleagues and legislators to discuss funding meaningful recovery strategies for our Massachusetts school communities!

  • 9:00am: Call to Order/Introductory Remarks
    Ellen Holmes, President, MASC
  • 9:15: The State Fiscal Forecast for Public Policy
    Colin Jones, M.P.P., MA Budget and Policy Center
  • 9:55: National School Boards Association Update
    Devin Sheehan, Board of Directors, NSBA
    Mildred Lefebvre, Holyoke School Committee and Board Member, National Hispanic Caucus
  • 10:00: Legislator Discussion
    Sen. Jason Lewis, Co-Chair, Joint Legislative Committee on Education
  • 10:30: Perspective of School Committee Members now in the Legislature
    Rep. Jake Oliveira, Past President, MASC
    Rep. Carol Doherty, Taunton School Committee
  • 11:00: Legislator Discussion
    Rep. Alice Peisch, Co-Chair, Joint Legislative Committee on Education
  • 11:30: MASC Legislative Priorities
    Jason Fraser, Plympton School Committee, Vice Chair, MASC Legislative Committee
    Kim Hunt, Plymouth School Committee; Chair, MASC Legislative Committee

Members are encouraged to schedule meetings with local legislators in the afternoon! See the handouts below for legislator contact information and lobbying tips and talking points.

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