Massachusetts Association of School Committees

Division VIII Meeting: Vocational-Technical Legislative Landscape (5/17/23)

Nashoba Valley Technical School 100 Littleton Rd,, Westford, MA

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 6:30pm Venue: Nashoba Valley Technical School 100 Littleton Road, Westford, MA Elegant Chef Restaurant (back of the school) We have invited the MAVA Executive Director, Steven Sharek, and a representative from Ventry Associates to join us as guest speakers to share the current legislative landscape for vocational technical education. In...

June Learning Lunch: Goal Setting


June is not only a time of endings: it's time to prepare for new beginnings! Join MASC for this edition of our monthly Learning Lunch session on Goal Setting. Goal Setting: Establishing goals for the district is a school committee responsibility. Learn how to work with the superintendent to ensure goals are aligned, to monitor...

70 (minutes) on (Chapter) 70


Join us for this online lunchtime session on how education funding works (and doesn't!) in Massachusetts. Massachusetts General Law Chapter 70: why we have it, what it is, how it works, how it doesn't and what is changing. Sign up for this Zoom session; the link will be emailed to you.

Online Workshop: Understanding the 2023 Annual Meeting Resolutions

This workshop is your opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the resolutions to be considered at the upcoming MASC Delegate Assembly. Join MASC Executive Director Glenn Koocher and MASC Vice-President Jason Fraser in the discussion as they guide you through an analysis of each of the resolutions, which include topics such as regional transportation,...


Online Workshop: Promoting Resilience and Healthy Outcomes for LGBTQ Students

All are welcome to attend! MASC and Divisions IV, VII, and X (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) are sponsoring a special Zoom Information Session for Monday, October 30 at 11:30AM on Promoting Resilience and Healthy Outcomes for LGBTQ Students. The program will be hosted by Landon Callahan in collaboration with Jason Wheeler and Jeff Perrotti and...


Online Workshop: Supporting Students’ Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellbeing

Join fellow School Committee members to learn how you can help your district support students’ wellbeing. With the national mental health crisis impacting many of our students, there is a critical need for districts to take a comprehensive and systemic approach to student mental health, including supporting their social, emotional, and behavioral wellbeing. Such an...

Online Workshop: The End Of ESSER Isn’t The End Of The World

With the turn of the calendar page, it’s here: the year that federal ESSER funding ends. All ESSER funds must be committed by September 2024, so fiscal year 2025 must include the ending of ESSER as a revenue source. Is your district ready? Join MASC for our January Learning Lunch to discuss how to ensure...

Online Workshop: Proposition 2 1/2 Overview

As more and more districts are facing tight budget seasons, many are turning to Prop 2 1/2 Overrides to help ease budget tensions. Join us for an overview of the process, and to share some of the best practices from districts that have run successful override campaigns.

Online Workshop: Public School Libraries – Books & Challenges

If you are fortunate to have a school library and capable library staff, you know the value they bring to the education process. This discussion will focus on recent challenges to the books that the public and school libraries make available to share. You can register for the virtual event by clicking this link.

Online Workshop: What’s going on with Chapter 70 this year?

If you thought you understood how state education worked but have been surprised by your preliminary chapter 70 aid this spring, you're not alone! Join us for this budget season session to discuss inflation, low income count, the fourth year of the Student Opportunity Act implementation, and how that's impacting state aid.

MASC Special Education Update – The New IEP Form and What You Need to Know

Join us online this Wednesday evening at 6:30pm to learn more about DESEs new IEP Form and what you need to know. In addition to the IEP Form, we’ll also be discussing the announcement earlier today by Acting Commissioner Russell Johnston regarding changes to DESEs Special Education Leadership. We’ll be joined by MASC Special Education Chair and...

Learning Lunch – MASC’s Annual Day on the Hill

MASC's annual legislative day at the State House is scheduled for Monday, May 6, 2024. Please join our Executive Director, Glenn Koocher, and members of the MASC Legislative Committee to discuss advocacy techniques and legislative priorities for the year.

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