MASC Field Directors are available to provide facilitation or training for your School Committee retreat or workshop in the following areas:
Roles and Responsibilities – Understanding your leadership. governance, and management roles.
Open Meeting Law – Applying the Open Meeting Law to school district governance.
Ethics / Conflict of Interest Law – Understanding the impact of state ethics laws on School Districts.
Collective Bargaining – MASC has a variety of workshops to address the role of the School Committee in the collective bargaining process.
School Finance – Learn the school budget process, the foundation budget, and the Chapter 70 distribution formula.
Special Education – Understanding the Special Education environment and the role of the School Committee.
Reference Materials You Need – Knowing the documents, materials, and information that should be available to School Committee members.
School Councils – Understanding the role of the School Council, this workshop is designed for assisting school councils.
Effective Meetings – Tips for more efficient and effective School Committee meetings.
Dealing with Difficult People – This full day workshop assists School Committee members with ways to deal with the board as a team and understanding different personal styles.
Teamwork – Understanding the basics of teamwork, this workshop is based primarily on the work of author Pat Lencioni’s book “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team“.
Parliamentary Procedure – learning Roberts’ Rules of Order.
Self Evaluation – Evaluating the Committee’s governance – how does the Committee see itself?
Superintendent Evaluation – Understanding the process of evaluating the Superintendent.
Basics of Policy – Understanding the policy role of the School Committee.