An Interactive Forum Regarding Educational Issues
Andrea Wadsworth is serving the beginning of her seventh year on the Lee School Committee; five of those years were as Chair of the Committee. She has served on the Finance, Negotiations, Shared Services, and Policy subcommittee. She is the current Chair of MASCâ€™s Division VI (Berkshire County). As chair, she has organized semi-annual legislative forums, new member orientations, and presentations on school budget and finance. Andrea has served on the MASC Board of Directors for three years. She also sits on the Budget Committee and Regional Schools Committee.
This document has been developed to act as a guide for school committees as your district develops and implements a back-to-school strategy. This task will require flexibility on the school committeeâ€™s part in schedules of meetings and the time commitment required to meet the deadlines established by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Jason Fraser is a proud product of public education and he now works as an advocate for the students of our public schools and for local control of our school districts in order to maintain the gains and further improve public education in the Commonwealth. Mr. Fraser is serving his eighth year as Vice Chair of the Plympton School Committee and serving his sixth year as a member of the Silver Lake Regional School Committee, including two terms as Chair. Serving as the Legislative Agent for both Committees, Mr. Fraser has become a frequent champion for public education on Capitol Hill and Beacon Hill, becoming a trusted sounding board for legislators when crafting education policy. His expertise on the Chapter 70 funding formula, Foundation Budget determinations and Local Contribution calculations has made him an invaluable resource for local municipalities. Mr. Fraser has also served on the Board of Director for the Pilgrim Area Collaborative and was the Chair of the Board for two years. Mr. Fraserâ€™s experience in educational leadership is rounded out by nine years of work on School Improvement Councils in the town of Norwell.
Enjoying her 13th year as a member of the Revere School Committee, Stacey Rizzo has been a courageous and relentless champion of equity and inclusiveness for all students, and a forceful advocate for the wide-ranging needs of minority, immigrant and transient students and families.