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MASC, through the annual Delegate Assembly of the membership as well as  through its Board of Directors often takes positions on issues and legislation.  On this page you will find position papers the Association has published.



Legal Bulletin: School Committee Positions on Ballot Questions

MASC General Counsel Stephen Finnegan has released a legal bulletin addressing the question of whether a school committee member can take a position on a ballot question.

Get the Bulletin

Unfunded and Underfunded State and Federal Education Mandates

The complete and updated list of state and federal unfunded and under-funded mandates is now available from MASC!

Please feel free to share this information with your community and legislators as Massachusetts school districts and the state put together their FY16 budgets for education spending and beyond.

View MASC's complete list of current Massachusetts and US unfunded and under-funded mandates (pdf)

A School's Leader's Guide to Powerful Education Advocacy

Education advocacy is one of a school committee member's most powerful, and critical, roles. You are the link between the citizens of your community who you represent and your legislators, both of whom need your help in making sense of complex education issues and understanding the implications of these at the local level. Can you really have an impact on the decision-making process? Absolutely!

Read the MASC guide to effective lobbying strategies, including advice on how to make your voice heard — on the Hill and in the media.