All the latest MASC events

Emerging Issues in Education Law 2021

Presented by the Massachusetts Council of School Attorneys

Meeting Details

Date: Friday, December 10, 2021
Location: UMass Club, 1 Beacon St, Boston, MA (get directions)
Registration: 11:00am - 11:45am
Program and Lunch: 11:45am - 2:00pm

Program Moderator: Kevin Bresnahan, Esq., President, 2021, MA Council of School Attorneys


Webinar: Superintendent Evaluation

Superintendent Evaluation: Making the Most of the Opportunity

Friday September 17, 2021, 12:00PM
Claire Abbott, Director of Educator Effectiveness
Dorothy Presser, MASC Field Director

The Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.), the Massachusetts School Committee Association (MASC) and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) are pleased to announce that we are once again offering a Program on Superintendent Evaluation. The program will use a webinar format. The program will include guidance on best practices for the evaluation of the Superintendent and a discussion on rubrics and resources. The presenters will also discuss how to apply the model for superintendent evaluation to district priorities of the 2021-22 academic year, such as the continued commitment to diversity and equity, the acceleration of student learning, and social emotional supports for students, staff, and our communities.


2021 MASC Summer Institute

Esser Dollars. Equity. Efficacy. Cost Efficiencies.

Join your colleagues and other school leaders at MASC’s popular Summer Institute program, designed to help you anticipate—and prepare for—some of the critical social/emotional and financial challenges districts will confront as they plan for post-pandemic school reopenings.


Charting the Course - June 2021 Program

Charting the Course banner

For the convenience of our members, the June 2021 MASC Charting the Course program will be available for members in both in-person and online formats. The options for attending are detailed below:

  • Attend the program in person on June 12 at Nashoba Valley Technical School (get directions here)
  • Join the class online for the full day on June 12 (8:30am - 4:00pm)
  • Join the class online for two half days on June 12 and June 19 (8:30am - 12:00pm)

The programs will require pre-registration in order to certify attendance. Members who register for the online program will receive the link via email to join (same link for 6/12 and 6/19). All members who register for and attend the full program in any format will receive certification that they have completed the state mandated training requirements for new school committee members. Learn more about Charting the Course here.


Day on the Hill

Day on the Hill State House Banner

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.


Workshop / Professional Development Recordings

Over the past several months, MASC has hosted a series of virtual professional development workshops on key issues for school leaders. We are now making the recordings available to members for those who were not able to attend live but would like to view the presentations. Stay tuned to the events page for upcoming live workshops.


2021 Annual Cape Cod Collaborative Legislative Breakfast

An Interactive Forum Regarding Educational Issues

The 2021 Annual Cape Cod Collaborative Legislative Breakfast will occur (virtually) on Friday, February 12th from 8:30AM until Noon via Zoom.

This annual event is co-sponsored by the Board of the Cape Cod Collaborative and MASC Division VII.

We anticipate substantial attendance by School Committees, school district administrators and local officials from the region.