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MASC Legislative Bulletins contain information relating to actions taken by the Massachusetts Legislature on important legislation and the state budget process as it pertains to education funding.
The House Committee on Ways and Means earlier this week released their FY20 proposed budget. The proposed House budget raises the Chapter 70 allocation by nearly $18M, changes the charter tuition reimbursement formula and distribution, as well as raising Unrestricted General Government Aid by almost $30M.
MASC General Counsel Stephen Finnegan has released a new legal alert regarding:
MASC General Counsel Stephen Finnegan has released a legal alert regarding the recent Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Supreme Court decision, including a summary of the decision and an advisory from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey .
MASC General Counsel Stephen Finnegan has released a legal alert regarding student walkouts and mass protests in schools, including detailed guidance for school districts from the National School Boards Association.
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 Administrator’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.