MASC General Counsel Stephen Finnegan has released a legal alert regarding the Boelter v. Board of Selectman of Wayland (SJC- 12353) case, in which the Town Administratorâ€™s Evaluation by Selectmen that followed the longstanding practice was found by the Supreme Judicial Court to violate the Open Meeting Law. The decision must be adhered to by School Committees when evaluating the Superintendent.
The complete and updated list of state and federal unfunded and under-funded mandates is now available from MASC! Please feel
Paul Schlichtman, MASC Past President, reviews questions and misconceptions around how the cap on charter school payments is calculated, and explains how the bottom ten percent of underperforming districts are identified.
Day on the Hill is MASCâ€™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.
MASC has established a scholarship funded by and honoring the Associationâ€™s Past Presidents, to recognize an outstanding student who demonstrates outstanding scholarship; service to the school district, community or public at large; or distinguished achievement.