Public Policy Updates

MASC reports on Massachusetts public schools, education news, school committee issues and updates from the Department of Education.

This information has been compiled by MASC Field Director Tracy Novick.

Public Policy Updates: FY23 Joint Revenue Hearing

On Tuesday, December 21, the chairs of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, together with Secretary of Administration and Finance Michael Heffernan, held the annual Joint Revenue hearing to discuss tax revenue forecasts for the coming fiscal year 2023. 

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Report on the 2021 MASC Delegate Assembly

MASC's 76th annual meeting was held at the Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis on Saturday, November 6, convening at 9:00am. A total of 100 delegates representing school districts across the state were registered and participated in the deliberations of the meeting, both in-person and via zoom conference capability.

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Public Policy Updates: October 2021 Board of Ed

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education held their regular October meeting on Tuesday, October 19 at 9 am. The agenda can be found online here; the video of the meeting is online here

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Public Policy Updates: September 2021 Board of Education

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education had their regular September meeting on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Meeting at 9:30 at 1 Ashburton Place, the Board had a very unstable livestream for much of public comment, resulting in incomplete coverage of that portion here. The agenda of this meeting can be found online here

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Public Policy Updates: Special August meeting, 2021

Today, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education held a special meeting to consider Commissioner Jeffrey Riley's request for authority to implement additional public health measures for all Massachusetts public schools prior to reopening for this school year, specifically masking in school buildings for all those ages five and up. Video of this meeting, which was held remotely, can be found online here

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