Tuesday, November 9, 2021

MASC-School Committee Resolutions all passed at the conference

The 9 MASC resolutions discussed at the last School Committee meeting were all approved at the MASC conference held recently.

Via Denise Spencer, Franklin School Committee, and MASC representative tweeted on Saturday, Nov 6, 2021:

Nothing I would rather be doing today than representing @FranklinPSNews at the annual MASC Delegate Conference. Thank you @MASCSchoolComm for the hybrid method this year!  #MASCMASS21   https://twitter.com/DSpencerFSC/status/1456975802990354437 

D Spencer remotely participating in MASC Conference
D Spencer remotely participating in MASC Conference

The MASC twitter account posted the following updates on the resolutions:

Resolution 9, supporting Senate bill 294, which calls for regulations prohibiting the use of Native American mascots, passes the Delegate Assembly (note following:)


Resolution 9, supporting Senate bill 294
Resolution 9, supporting Senate bill 294

Resolution 8 supporting petitioning Congress for $30B to improve the electrical supply infrastructure and providing electric school buses and charging stations passes the Delegate Assembly https://twitter.com/MASCSchoolComm/status/1456994055905218565 

Resolution 5 supporting legislation encouraging “the use of restorative, therapeutic and educational approaches to incidents whenever possible over the use of zero-tolerance policies” passes the Delegate Assembly  https://twitter.com/MASCSchoolComm/status/1456989004126117888 

Resolution 4 supporting 20 minutes of recess which cannot be excluded from the structured learning time and cannot increase the total number of hours required in the school year passes the Delegate Assembly


Resolution 2 supporting legislation for free broadband for preK (amended from K)-12 students and further support federal initiatives and legislation expanding such access passes the Delegate Assembly


Resolution 1 calling for dedicated funding for school-based health clinics passes the MASC Delegate Assembly  https://twitter.com/MASCSchoolComm/status/1456984032370171905 

Passed without further deliberation by the 2021 MASC Delegate Assembly:

Resolution 3, calling for full funding of IDEA


Resolution 6, calling for a commission to research and analyze for an alternative to MCAS 

Resolution 7, calling for restoration of school committee oversight in receivership districts


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