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May 14th, 2022, 8:30am - 12:30pm
Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School
565 Maple St, Danvers, MA 01923
Do you have a student representative on your school committee? If so, the Massachusetts Association of Student Representatives (with the help of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees) will be hosting a Spring Student Representative conference on Saturday, May 14th at Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School, and they are inviting all Student Representatives in Massachusetts to join.
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.
Although MASC had been hoping to invite members back to the State House for our annual Day on the Hill, the persistence of the Covid variant and other logistical challenges around State House scheduling necessitates postponing that in-person return until 2023.
Instead, as we did last year, this important opportunity to advance the message of the role of public education in preparing the next generation of engaged, college and career-ready citizens, will be offered in a Zoom format, at no charge. The MASC Board of Directors invites all school committee members and other school leaders to join legislators and other key education and fiscal policymakers in a vital conversation about lessons learned in the Covid crisis, and strategies for moving forward, creatively, and sustainably, to address new challenges.
Thursday, February 3, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Presented by the Massachusetts Council of School Attorneys
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
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.
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.
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:
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.