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MASC 2020 Annual Meeting: Keynote Event

Saturday, November 7, 2020
9:45am - 11:30am

In place of the Annual Joint Conference, MASC will be conducting a special free program for members on November 7. The MASC Delegate Assembly will follow at 1:00pm.

The program will include:

  • Welcome
    Deborah Davis
    President, MASC
  • Internet Essentials Impact on Education
    Charlie Lyons
    Sponsored by Comcast
    Comcast
  • Opening Remarks
    Charles Wilson
    President, National School Boards Association
  • Keynote Session: Understanding the Connection between Cultural Proficiency and Equity
    Kalise Wornum, Ed.D
    Senior Director-Educational Equity, Brookline Public Schools; Cultural Proficiency Coach

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2020 Delegate Assembly Update

Because of the extraordinary circumstance of the pandemic and upon the advice and guidance of MASC general counsel Stephen J. Finnegan, the Board of Directors has authorized the Delegate Assembly to be held by remote participation. The 2020 Delegate Assembly will begin at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 7, 2020. A separate registration is required to receive the Zoom link for the event (register here). In addition to the Zoom link received when registering for the event, delegates whose districts have notified MASC of their appointment will also be sent A SPECIAL SECOND LINK FOR VOTING prior to the Assembly. Alternates will also be notified with the link. This will permit delegates and alternates to attend, but only official delegates will be permitted to vote. Delegates and alternate nominations must be submitted to MASC by October 26.

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2020 Delegate Nomination Form

The 2020 MASC Delegate Assembly will be held virtually on Saturday, November 7th at 1:00pm. The Delegate Nomination is available here. The deadline to submit the form has been extended to October 28, 2020. You may mail, fax or email the forms to Sam Cheesman at scheesman@masc.org. Please include email addresses for nominees, as the information and link will be sent to them directly.

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Division IV and V: School Committee members and social media

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Join Divisions IV and V for this session on effective, ethical use of social media that won't have you tearing your hair out!

Monday, September 21

8pm

Sign up on Zoom to be sent the link.

Letter to Members: 2020 MASC/MASS Joint Conference Update

Dear School Committee Members and Superintendents:

None of us could have anticipated how much COVID-19 has disrupted our plans for 2020. We have all been working under extraordinary and unprecedented circumstances that have forced us to adapt and deal with the implications of the pandemic, including the social contract with students and each other that we have valued over the years.

Regrettably, due to the anticipated limits on large gatherings, requirements to preserve public health practices, reluctance of exhibitors, and the loss of access to our convention venue, we will not be able to host our Annual MASC/MASS Joint Conference that was originally scheduled for November 4-7, 2020.

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Charting the Course Orientation Program Update

The Summer 2020 MASC Charting the Course programs will be offered online through Zoom. Registration is available on the Events page. Two complete programs will be offered, one in July and one in August. Each program will take place over three days and will include a total of six sessions. Each individual session requires pre-registration in order to receive the session link via email and track attendance. Members who register for and attend all 6 sessions in one of the programs will receive certification that they have completed the Massachusetts training requirements for new school committee members. Each session will have its own registration and Zoom link, so be sure to register for all six to complete the program. The program schedules are available below.

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2020 Day on the Hill has been cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the facilities for MASC's Day on the Hill advocacy event on May 5 will be unavailable. As such, the 2020 Day on the Hill has been cancelled. Those who previously registered for the event will not be billed for registration fees.

MASC remains committee to advocating for public education in Massachusetts, and will attempt to create an alternative advocacy opportunity before the state budget process is concluded. We will also be providing advocacy resources to members in the near future. Check the MASC website for updates.