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Welcome to the Massachusetts Association of School Committees. Our mission is to achieve excellence in school leadership through advocacy, training and service. We are pleased to offer a rich array of publications, resources, events and conferences to support the valuable work that our members do.
This site has many useful resources for MASC members. You will need to register for an account to access all members only resources and content. Get started here. To learn more about MASC, watch the video below.
Every year at this time we provide a packet of very important material relating to election of officers of the Association, MASC award nominations, volunteers to serve on MASC Committees, and resolutions for our Delegate Assembly in November. This is your chance to offer a nomination, propose a resolution, volunteer to serve, nominate a student for scholarship, or run for an MASC office. You may duplicate these forms if you wish to make multiple nominations in any category.
MASC has established a scholarship funded by and honoring the Association’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.
Eligible candidates must be:
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.
Chair Katherine Craven opened the meeting by speaking of the Board being reminded of gratitude, as the Board plans to honor MEMA, the National Guard, the Malden police, and others during the meeting, followed by a presentation on the Springfield Empowerment Zone, which she calls "a great shining example" of the state's cooperation with districts. She speaks of the work of the Board now "knowing we've turned the corner" on the pandemic.