All the latest MASC events

MA Association of Student Representatives Conference

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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.

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Day on the Hill 2022

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.

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COSCAP Annual Meeting and Training

Event Details

Thursday, February 3, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Join here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82983749305?pwd=L0NaL3NzV29iVVViOGlRcWJWV1RBUT09

Meeting Agenda
  1. Business Meeting: 9:00-9:30 a.m.
  2. Google Drive (Session 1): 9:30-10:00 a.m.
  3. Break: 10:00-10:15 a.m.
  4. Google Drive (Session 2): 10:15-11:00 a.m.
  5. Superintendent Evaluation: 11:00-11:45 a.m.
  6. Fingerprinting Update: 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  7. Q & A

Download full agenda with details and links here.

Emerging Issues in Education Law 2021

Presented by the Massachusetts Council of School Attorneys

Meeting Details

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

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Webinar: Superintendent Evaluation

Superintendent Evaluation: Making the Most of the Opportunity

Date:
Friday September 17, 2021, 12:00PM
Presenters:
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.

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2021 MASC Summer Institute

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.

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Charting the Course - June 2021 Program

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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:

  • Attend the program in person on June 12 at Nashoba Valley Technical School (get directions here)
  • Join the class online for the full day on June 12 (8:30am - 4:00pm)
  • Join the class online for two half days on June 12 and June 19 (8:30am - 12:00pm)

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.

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