Day on the Hill
Day on the Hill, MASC's legislative advocacy day, brings 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 annual 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.
2019 Day on the Hill
Critical issues for Massachusetts public schools will be discussed with leading education policy makers. Join MASC for breakfast and the program at the Masonic Lodge and invite your legislators to join you at the State House for the buffet lunch catered by MA vocational students.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
PROGRAM: Grand Lodge of Masons, Boston (get directions)
LUNCHEON: Hall of Flags, MA State House (short walk from program across Boston Common - get directions)
2019 Photos and Handouts
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MASC Handouts from Day on the Hill 2019:
MORNING PROGRAM (Grand Lodge of Masons)
AFTERNOON PROGRAM (State House)
- 8:30am: Registration/Continental Breakfast
- 9:00am: Greetings/Legislative Priorities
Devin Sheehan, MASC President (Holyoke)
Deborah Davis, MASC President-Elect (Northeast Metro Tech)
Ellen Holmes, MASC Vice President (Ashburnham-Westminster Reg.)
Denise Hurst, MASC Secretary-Treasurer (Springfield)
Beverly Hugo, MASC Immediate Past President (Framingham)
- 9:30am: MASC Legislators of the Year
Senator Harriette Chandler
Representative Aaron Vega
- 10:00am: Guest Speakers
Representative Paul Tucker, Vice-Chair, House Committee on Education
Senator Jason Lewis, Chair, Senate Committee on Education
- 10:45am: State Auditor Suzanne Bump
- Wrap Up
Stephen Finnegan, Esq., MASC General Counsel
- 12:00pm: Luncheon Buffet (Great Hall, State House) - prepared by MA Vocational-Technical Culinary Students
- 1:30pm: Visits with Legislators - Members are encouraged to schedule meetings with legislators at their offices in the State House. Find contact information for legislators in the MASC Legislative Directory.
Bring Your Students!
MASC encourages districts to bring their students to Day on the Hill. In this critical election year, we are already seeing the impact of the early, unprecedented youth support and vote. Day on the Hill is a great opportunity for students to learn about the democratic process and the way government works than at the State House where students can hear their local school leaders and legislators discuss key education issues that directly affect them.
Best of all: there is NO charge for students to attend all or part of the program. However, they must register in advance, so that they can be included in the meal count and have badges ready for them.